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So Kyle is working stupid late shifts this week (2pm-11pm), meaning A) we won't really see each other except in passing whilst one of us is asleep and B) I'm going to have to cook for myself this week. I know! I've become really spoilt over the past two years. Kyle is an excellent cook, and whilst I'm not awful, I'm nowhere near as competant. And frankly, the idea of getting home and slaving over the oven when I could just get home and start writing doesn't really appeal. I don't like things that interfere with all that glorious writing time, like cooking and cleaning and working.

This is my amazing solution:


I'm going to make the world's biggest batch of chili tonight and live off it for the rest of the week. And since I've been obsessing over Tesco's butternut squash, honey, and sage soup this weekend, I'm going to make a butternut squash chili. I found a pretty straightfoward recipe. I'll need to change it up a bit since I hate onions and refuse to cook with them. They're weird, okay? I think they're weird. And I'm substituting beef broth for stock in order to make the recipe Harcombe-diet friendly. I also don't have a Dutch oven, but I assume cooking it on the hob will achieve the same end result. I'll probably also swap corn for courgettes because I love courgettes more, and it's my chili, dammit.

Anyway. I always get ridiculously excited when I decided I'm going to be all homely and stuff, despite the part of me that's all like "cooking? Are you mad? Have some cheese and get writing!" so I'm quite looking forward to making this. I've never cooked with butternut squash before though, so who knows, it could all go horribly wrong. But finding out will be an adventure!

on 2011-11-07 06:16 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] out-totheblack.livejournal.com
That looks really yummy! I might try it this weekend. I thought about sending you a nice south Louisiana recipe, but everything we cook has onions in it.

on 2011-11-07 07:52 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] naomi-jay.livejournal.com
It's come out really tasty! How oniony are the recipes? I can usually cope if it's just a bit of white onion.

on 2011-11-08 12:25 am (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] blood-of-winter.livejournal.com
looks delicious! i'm always afraid to cook with butternut squash for some reason

on 2011-11-08 09:20 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] naomi-jay.livejournal.com
I thought it would be really hard to cook properly. I've no idea why - the hardest part was scooping all the seeds out! It cooked pretty easily and came out delicious :)

on 2011-11-08 01:29 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] blythe025.livejournal.com
That looks yummie! My tummy grumbles! (I should probably go eat...)

on 2011-11-08 09:23 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] naomi-jay.livejournal.com
It came out so well! Kyle was amazed, lol. I added some cinnamon in at the last minute and it was just perfect. I'll be dining off it all week.

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