Squash Galore and a Visit from the Fairy Hobmother
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We had a lovely one. The weather was just gorgeous and the fall colors were at their best. It was great to be outdoors doing a little yard work and cycling. Ro-Ri San and I cycled to the farmer’s market several miles from our home. It was a good workout and we got to buy some fresh vegetables and squashes for dinner.
Before we move on with the rest of the post, I have some exciting news to share. Our lovely weekend was made even more wonderful with a surprise visit from the Fairy Hobmother! I know some of you have heard of this Fairy from Appliances Online, UK who has been visiting blogs, granting wishes, and spreading joy. This generous Fairy left me with an Amazon gift card! I know just the thing to get from Amazon. Be sure to leave a comment on this post as the Fairy Hobmother will be checking back and may just pay you a visit in the near future.
As I was saying, we bought some produce home for our dinner that evening. There were heirloom tomatoes, peppers, peaches, and apples but it was all about the squashes this week. We have baskets in the front of our bikes and were able to share out the weight of our bounty between the two of us. We chose sweet potato squash as we have not tried this variety before. These squashes were simply delicious with just a dollop of butter! I split them in half, scooped out the seeds, and roasted them for 35 minutes. Wish we had bought more. This is definitely my favorite for the season!
Another new variety for us was the golden acorn squash, cousin to the regular acorn squash and carnival squash. I will be cooking these soon.
Other fun varieties include the confection squash and…
…a whole lot of other squashes and gourds.
Of course we can’t leave out our all-time favorite pumpkin! These were laid out in neat rows according to size. Don’t you just love the pumpkin patch? I would love to hear about your fun fall activity. Remember to leave a comment as the Fairy Hobmother will be back to grant one of you your wish.
Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day!