Move over chef boy-ar-dee.
Butternut squash ravioli:
Pasta dough (I used the rest of the dough from last week-about 1/2 the recipe)
1 Butternut squash peeled and cut into chunks
1 small red potato diced
I roasted the squash and potato in some olive oil with some salt and black pepper. Let it cool and then mashed it with a fork. I was going to blend it smooth, but I liked the crunch of the roasted potatoes. The potatoes were cut smaller than the squash, so were crunchier. I totally forgot the maple syrup in the squash filling (it's sweet anyway, so who cares.)
I rolled out the pasta into thin strips about 3 inches across. Then cut off a square and filled with about 2 tsp filling. I didn't get precice measurements and I can't say I was totally consistent. I'm just happy they got sealed and none of the filling burst through the dough.
Let's just call them rustic.
Then I dropped them 6 at a time into boiling salted water.
I sauteed a little garlic in olive oil and added a little basil. I tossed the cooked ravioli in the oil and plated. When I reheat the rest of these later, I'll probably just fry them in the garlic basil oil. Fried ravioli is one of the greatest leftovers.
There's a scene in Cranford where Dame Judy Dench talks about how her father made the childeren do an exercise when writing their journals. At the beginng of each day they would write what they planned to do and at the end of the day write what actually happened. Things rarely turn out as you expect.
Dark days are getting slim pickins'.
I still have some pasta dough that's been chillin' in the fridge. I managed to save most of a butternut squash that was trying to plant itself on the kitchen shelf. The seeds were starting to turn all black, so I didn't get any squash seeds to roast.
My local find of the week was some maple syrup. I'm going to put that in the ravioli filling, too.
The squash is roasting now, but I'll post photos and results when this actually gets completed. One of these weeks I won't wait until the last minute to post...yeah, that's a new year's resolution that is not likely to happen.
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