Acorn Squash Slices, Roasted; a monolithic church

I had my first bad experience with Amazon last week.

In retrospect, that’s rather amazing as I, like probably most people, do a lot of shopping on Amazon. I buy from Amazon U.S., U.K, France and Germany, (You do know your account is good at every Amazon in the world, right?)

I ordered some baking trays. My oven is small and I wanted small trays so that I could put 2 in the oven on the same shelf.

I found what I was looking for and ordered them – from a vendor other than Amazon, which is common.

They sent the wrong trays.

I sent them an email – showing the item I ordered and the one that they shipped.

I got an email back, apologizing and asking for more info which I promptly sent.

I got another email back saying it wasn’t their fault and to take it up with Amazon.

I tried and failed to get it resolved. I decided the stress of continuing to work on it was not worth the $20.00 they cost me.

I let it go….. But I will be more careful in the future. My faith in Amazon has not been shattered, but it’s cracked a bit.

Regarding stress….. Tomorrow is the big turkey day in the US, also known as Thanksgiving.

Apparently no one is going anywhere for it except, maybe, to the next-door neighbor as the whole country is being hit by storms.

Rather than getting stressed about it, plan on doing some simple things…. Roasting veggies is a good start.

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Acorn Squash Slices, Roasted

Roasting winter squashes concentrates their natural sweetness and all you need to finish is a bit of salt and pepper…. or you can smear on butter.

  • Author: Katie Zeller
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Winter Vegetables

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 medium acorn squash
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • salt and pepper to finish 

Instructions

  • Cut squash in half, through stem and blossom ends, and scoop out seeds. 
  • Then cut in 1″ (2.5cm) slices the short way. 
  • Mix rosemary and olive oil. Add squash slices and turn to coat.
  • Lay squash on a baking sheet and bake at 400F (200C) for 30 minutes.
  • Turn slices once if so inclined. 
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve. 

Notes

You can use any winter squash for this. The ‘neck’ end of a butternut works very well – cut the slices about 1/2″ thick.

Roasted Acorn Squash

More photo from St. Emilion….

There is a monolithic church:

A monolithic church is made form a single block of stone or hewn out of a cliff.

In this case, a limestone cliff.

Sadly, we weren’t able to go in but it’s on my list to go back to.

This is the church’s steeple and a view overlooking the roofs from the upper part of the town.

And this is the ‘street’ going down from where I took the photo of the steeple to the entrance to the church.

One does not want to be negotiating this on a rainy or snowy day.

5 thoughts on “Acorn Squash Slices, Roasted; a monolithic church”

  1. Wow, that church is amazing!!

    I tend to not blame Amazon when it’s sold by and shipped from something/one/place, other than Amazon. And I try very hard not to buy anything third party. And oh my, there are so, so many third party sellers now. I tend to order Fat Daddio’s bakeware. Amazon is generally the fulfiller and either the seller, or Fat Daddio’s itself is the seller. And I love their stuff. Heavy duty, lots of sizes…

    • I was frustrated because I couldn’t find a way to contact Amazon…. the only options on the order were to contact the vendor and they were worse than useless.
      Fat Daddio’s duly noted… I think I’ve found a French vendor that will be good… They sent a personal email to me. 😉

  2. I suspect you received the trays “fulfilled by Amazon” even though another vendor set it up. As a vendor on Amazon, I get returns, automatically approved, as long as it is within 30 days of purchase. Most buyers do not contact me to resolve an issue. I think you can just return the pans. Once you contact Amazon requesting to return an item, they will provide the shipping by charging the vendor the cost for the return shipping. There should be instructions on the packing slip to make this an easy return.
    Do whatever is best for you!
    We are on the Jersey Shore and have intermittent gusts of wind today. Enjoying the Thanksgiving Parade in NYC on the TV before the rest of the family arrives to devour our 20lb. turkey.
    Have a happy day!

  3. I have (rarely) returned items easily to third party vendors as well as Amazon. This was a bit more complicated (not that interesting, tho) and the vendor could have been helpful…. They weren’t.
    On further checking, they are no longer listed as a vendor so maybe that answers my questions… I was caught in the middle lol
    A 20 lb turkey would not fit into my French oven unless I dismembered it first lol Hope it was a lovely day.

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