This, my friends, is a honey nut squash!
Fun fact about me, I love miniature versions of things. It's totally weird, but I just think they are adorable.
Anyway, I was intrigued to figure out what the difference between this and a butternut squash would be.
Well, not too much is different! The honey nut squash is SLIGHTLY sweeter, but overall, I wouldn't be able to tell the difference if I didn't really pay close attention.
Once I cooked them, I had to decide what on earth to do with them.
With Halloween coming up, I thought it would be the perfect thing to make into an appetizer.
Now, I am at the age where Halloween is celebrated in one of three ways:
1. Dressed up, at a bar or club
2. Dressed up, at party at someone's house
3. Trick or treating with kids (probably yours)
Since I am childless, the last few years for me have been spent at someone's home. Getting older also means that these parties tend to have food.
Last year, I made a pumpkin dip for the Halloween party we attended but everyone thought it was hummus, so it was untouched most of the night.
I guess because hummus is something a lot of us eat on the reg, it wasn't as exciting to try at a party.
Well, not this year!
I am making something that people will HAVE to try and these little guys are perfect for just that.
They look pretty fancy, so you are sure to impress your friends at your next party.
The squash is sweet, balanced with the tangy craisin, plus the crunch of the almond. The contrast of flavors and textures is what really make food so satisfying.
The cream cheese and crostini tie it all together!
Enough talking, let's get cooking!