Sunday, October 3, 2010

A taste of fall

Fall is finally here!

Time for scarves and boots and curling up with tea and books and lighting a fire...and of course time for delicious food!

Last weekend Steve and I went to visit his family in Cleveland, and his parents' neighborhood has the cutest farmers market. And it is stuffed to the gills with all sorts of delicious fresh produce...corn, squash, lettuce, onions, apples, etc. We were on our way back to DC but couldn't resist picking up a gigantic butternut squash, an acorn squash and almost 2 dozen ears of corn (some for friends though...).

We tossed the butternut squash with a little bit of olive oil and salt and pepper and then roasted it at 350 degrees with red onion wedges and a few sprigs of rosemary. It only took about 35 minutes in our oven and was SO DELICIOUS. As evidenced by the fact that there are no pictures. It disappeared. Fast.

A tip - peel the butternut squash. I didn't figure that out until halfway through. I'm a dummy.

Acorn squash was next, paired with a mustard-marinated pork loin.

It's just 2 tablespoons of mustard and 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar mixed and then poured over the pork loin. Sprinkle a bit of rosemary on top and you're good to go.

The acorn squash recipe I used was not exactly healthy but was really delicious. Warning: It's practically a dessert.

Told you it wasn't healthy. That's 2 tablespoons of butter in each half with 1 tablespoon of brown sugar.

It really should fall under the dessert category. Next time I'd probably cut the amount of butter in half and add blackberries (my mom used to include blackberries - adds great flavor!).

Hope you're enjoying the cooler weather and changing leaves!

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