Thursday, November 6, 2008

Sweet Taters

This summer I discovered a sweet tater that should have been cooked a while ago. You know it had sprouted on me. I decided that I should try to plant it to see if it would grow. LOOK!!! It grew taters. Well OK I do see that most of them are not big, but Buster and I are pretty excited because we both love them.

This week I planted garlic bulbs. Dennis and I use a lot of garlic in cooking and I thought it would be cool to try to grow it. So me and my trusty army shovel planted it in one of my flower beds. I bet it was interesting to watch me one armed planting!!

This week I tried an interesting recipe with butternut squash. I cut the slender ends off, then peeled them. I then used a mandolin and sliced them. Chilled in ice water for 30 minutes, then drained and patted dry. In the deep fryer, I placed a sprig of both rosemary and thyme and cooked till they quit popping. Drain them. I then dropped in the squash pieces and fried till crisp. Put on paper towels, Sprinkled them with the herbs and kosher salt.

Gosh they were great. In fact Dennis said he didn't want any so I was eating them all. He finally tried one and it was a fight to the finish.

Remember tomorrow is my Friday Finds.

1 comment:

angelinabeadalina said...

Mmmm, that recipe sounds kinda good! How does the little puppy like his sweet taters, baked or mashed or in a casserole? That's too cute, him liking he figures anything his "mommy" likes has to taste good :)