After a slow and lazy weekend spent at home, I finally got some time for my little blog, time to share the recipe for this butternut squash and oats crumble.
I woke up very early today with the strange feeling that something was different, something had changed. And it wasn’t the usual Mr D.leaving for work-trying to be quiet-but not quite happening the reason for my early rise and shine today. It was one of those moments when, for the first time, after weeks of nice and warm summer mornings, I felt the need of an extra blanket on top. It was the cool air crawling into the room letting me know that the summer days are almost over and a new season is yet to come.
The clouds are scuttled across the sky, the morning light is peeking through my window and I look outside just to admire the scenery in front of me. The world is unfolding in its vivid colours, truly alive as I make my way to the kitchen for the usual hot cup of tea.
With my list full of tasks for the day, I try to make the best of my morning routine. And, as I’m sitting here near the window, one hand warming up around the cup and the other flipping through the pages of a more than hundred years old book, I recently found, I dive deep into the bliss of the moment.
I start thinking about life and how much things change as we grow older. We start appreciating little pleasures in life like spending time at home, going to bed early, reading a good book.Our interests, our needs, our priorities and even our eating habits, they all change. It’s almost like, once we hit a certain age, we realize that there are some things in life that are actually good for us and our parents weren’t just forcing them on us just for pure torture. Bringing back childhood memories, I remember how many different kinds of foods I despised. Things like mushrooms, parsley, any kind of pumpkins, they were all strangers to me. Truth to be said, Mr.D. had a huuuge impact on me letting my world open to those foods.
And somehow, it all went from no things pumpkin to all things pumpkin…or butternut squash.
Especially butternut squash desserts…
And we are set for life now.