Not behind bars Martha Stewart. Let’s talk “Holly Homemaker” type of Martha Stewart. That was me — or at least it seemed over the weekend as I tried to become the next Martha Stewart.
The Next Martha Stewart
It started when I cooked a butternut squash for the first time Friday. I learned how by watching a few videos on YouTube. I removed the skin, diced it and then sautéed it in a tiny bit of butter, then I used a chicken broth and maple syrup mixture and cooked it in a pan until the liquid was gone.
I had no idea how to prepare squash until I watched a “how to” video.
On Saturday I spent some time organizing my IKEA Rajtan Spice Jars. Only recently have I really begun to learn how important spices are to cooking. I was inspired months ago by Emily’s spice rack and after searching endlessly online and in stores, I opted to buy the same set. I only wish I had enough space for as many jars of dry goods!
These are IKEA Rajtan Spice Jars. The jars are glass with a screw on lid and the mouth is wide enough to fit a measuring spoon. I am finally starting to feel like a real cook.
The rest of the weekend included running, a Halloween party, cooking a pumpkin dip for a Monday potluck and a visit to Mapleside Farms in Brunswick, Ohio, where we bought apple cider, apples and more butternut squash.
But I’ve just been too eager to explore Cleveland, Ohio. In a few weeks that will probably change as it gets colder and suddenly going to the gym becomes a welcomed escape from being cooped up.