Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Fall is finally here.

Have you ever wondered what you might have hiding outside in your yard?

Just look around your garden. You might be surprised what you find. I'm sure you'll find a few hidden (or, not-so-hidden personalities) lurking about.

Sometimes, when I'm outside, I get that funny feeling. The frog-fur on the nape of my neck stands up. A chill runs down my spine. And I have that sixth sense - somebody's watching me.

I turn around. Someone is peeking at me from out of the bushes. I'll pull back a leaf and find a pumpkin, hopefully, with a friendly face.

This little guy made his way into my house. He's a Hubbard squash I had sitting on the table. A couple of artichokes were keeping him company on the platter.

I don't know why but I kept getting that funny feeling that someone was watching me. Then I looked closer and had to laugh-a little, then a lot.

I had the last laugh too 'cause I baked that little guy.

I have to share the recipe. It's quick, EZ and oh so yummy.

Slice the squash into sections.

Pour a little (microwave) melted butter over the "meat" of the squash and sprinkle with brown sugar - maybe, even add a little maple syrup.

Bake in the oven at 450 for about 45 minutes to an hour (depending on the size of the squash). It will be soft, sweet and oh so tasty. Nothing could be easier and as yummy as this little garden guy.



my mom makes something similar from acorn squash - yum!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I like my baked gnome with a touch of butter and brown sugar too;)

Lazy Writer said...

I love squash. I'll have to try this out. And, unfortunately, the only things lurking in my garden these days are weeds!

Stephanie Faris said...

Sounds delicious. Hey, life gave you lemons, you made lemonade. So to speak!

Strange Fiction said...

lol cute picture and the squash sounds yummy!

Anonymous said...

Sounds just fabulous. I think my kids see veg just as it is pictures here :)!

Rena said...

Cute picture!