Sophisticated Stoner's: David Hasselhoff Maple Outta Here Squash
A couple weeks ago, I unceremoniously quit a job that I had taken locally. It was a part-time job thay got me out of the house four mornings a week and was a change from photography. Every morning, I’d drag my ass from the bed, make a double espresso, shower at the last minute, and try to psyche myself up to go into the office that was less than a mile away from me.
I quit for a lot of reasons, but one of the final straws was when the director walked in the room with a friend while I was sitting at my desk working with someone else. He didn’t acknowledge my presence. I don’t need a big show or him to twerk on the floor before me. But, I realized he has the manners of an alley cat. And, his desk had shit on it from 2016. So, as a way to protect my sanity and also to not one day be really mean and say all the things someone should have said to him from the time he was three, I decided it was best to quit. Ever since, I’ve felt a weight lifted off of my shoulders and as if I’m getting my mojo back.
Cooking for myself and daughter has always been my thing, but that job was sucking the very fun out of me. Security be dammed! Not really, but I’d rather die standing than live on my knees looking at an Excel spreadsheet.
Here’s my Sophisticated Stoner David Hasselhoff Squash
1) peel the squash
2) scoop out
3) roast in a preheated oven for 10 minutes (400) because they’re small
4) in a bowl pour two (2) tbsps olive oil, 1 1/2 tbsps hot honey, 1 1/2 tsps seasoning, salt & peppa
5) remove squash from the oven and let cool a little
6) place between two chopsticks
7) use a serrated knife and cut through making sure to not go all the way through.
8.) slather on the olive oil & honey mix
9) roast until brown and delicious
I like these little squash they have at TJs and they’re going to be on my Thanksgiving table because I’m grateful I’m never going back to that fricken job again.
I forgot to take a final photo because my phone ran out of battery, but I served them on a bed of arugula with warm goat-cheese medallions, garlic almonds, and the bottled maple dressing.
Cat (my daughter) really enjoyed it and she said it would have been at least $18 at one of the nicer restaurants in town or in the city.