This edition of What I Ate Wednesday is all about our Fall Harvest. I decided it was time to cut into one of the squash we grew in our garden this year and I am so very happy I did.
I chose a buttercup squash.
The raw squash smelled a lot like a melon to me but the end result was perfectly squashy. I kept taking spoonfuls all day, and had a bowl for lunch, so now there is only 1/4 of the squash left.
We also grew spaghetti and acorn squash but they are being saved for another day.
The Fall Harvest continued with apples from our friend’s tree. These apples, which I think are Galas, are the sweetest, crispest, juiciest apples I have ever had. The apples stayed on the tree until after the first frost which is why they taste like perfection. The fact that they were grown in our friends back yard is just a bonus.
I made a raw apple crisp using a date/almond/oat/cinnamon combo for the topping.
Until I realized that the Fall weather actually called for a hot apple crisp so I baked it in the oven for 20 minutes so the apples were still a little crisp.
Tip: soaking the dates in boiling water softens them to make processing them easier. Plus, you can use the ‘date water’ to thin out the mixture without adding any additional sweetener.
Our two-year-old ate a bunch of the topping before the apples were even sliced.
Now head on over to Peas & Crayons to check out what Jenn and the rest of the WIAW bloggers are eating this week.