Tell me how you peel and chop a butternut squash!
As usual, I turned the furnace down to sixty degrees when I went to bed last night. I woke up around three thirty this morning, turned the thermostat back up, had a few cups of coffee, read my email, planned my food for the day, and by then it was light outside so I headed to the Bona Dea Trails for my walk.
When I got home I jumped in the shower and thought, “dang it's cold in here”! Uh huh… my teeth were chattering when I got out, and sure enough it was fifty degrees in the house. Remember me talking about the furnace acting up a couple weeks ago? It died this morning… or possibly last night. I'm waiting on the Hvac guy to show up. Cross your fingers with me it's something minor! We don't need the expense of replacing the furnace when Jim's about to be out of a job!
While I was reading my emails this morning, I saw I had a tracking number from Straight Talk for the SIM cards I ordered… only when I clicked on the tracking link, it showed it being delivered last September to someone in Kansas. Huh? Thirty minutes on hold with some bimbo who could barely speak English and I never did find out what the story was. Who knows if they'll show up!
I ran to town for a butternut squash, because I wanted to roast one with a pork roast for dinner tonight. I love and adore butternut squash, but does anyone know a simple way to peel and cube them? Most of the things I like to use butternut squash in call for it to be peeled and cubed… and it darn near kills me to accomplish that task! I use a potato peeler on the very tough skin, and let me tell you it's a work out! I've tried it with a knife but I always cut myself. I use a chef's knife to cube it after it's peeled, but again, you almost need a machete. Tips anyone?
I spent the rest of the morning burning all the limbs in the yard that have fallen over the last couple months, and now I'm upstairs working on the monster quilt again… nothing like a cold downstairs to motivate me to go upstairs and sew!