It's possible that Dorie Greenspan has taken over my life. She certainly has a choke-hold on this blog...or her recipes do. (I do cook other things, I swear. I really have to post more variations)
Today, October 24th, is Ms. Dorie Greenspan's birthday, and because she's given us so much baking and eating pleasure, and because she seems like a lovely person, though I've never met her, I thought I would join a little project that Holly of Phe/MOM/enon put together, a kind of progressive birthday dinner, made entirely of recipes from Around My French Table.
I was extremely excited about the potimarron, a squash that is supposed to have a flavor like that of chestnuts. (Ok, I was so excited that Matt caught me cradling it in my arms when I realized what it was). The farm stand at the market that I bought it from had it identified, interestingly, as 'Baby's Favorite,' meaning, I think, actual infants, as opposed to one's sweetie. I thought the texture might have done better for soup, but the flavor of the almost translucent squash cubes was excellent. Known for having skin so delicate it can be eaten after roasting, it was also a weeper, and poured copious amounts of liquid when cut, which can just barely be seen in the photo below.