This is for these post-Thanksgiving days, when maybe we all feel a little roasted and stuffed– but not quite ready to give up on the indulging that we’ve only just begun. Ah, the holiday season is here: days of devilishly delicious treats, heaped at our feet as though there would be nothing wrong with consuming large beasts and lakes of salted caramel lava, day after luscious day.
In between the parties, you might want to throw together a little something that tastes like it belongs in this season– but has far fewer calories and less fat than those cute little Santa cookies your colleague brought in.
Roast more squash than you need for just this recipe. The oven will be on anyway, and it is an easy treat for later in the week, when you can reheat it in the oven or microwave, sprinkle it with salt and pepper and a splash of olive oil and eat it right out of the skin.