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.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Winter Vegetables
- 1 medium acorn squash
- 1 tsp dried rosemary
- 1 tbs olive oil
- salt and pepper to finish
- 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.
You can use any winter squash for this. The ‘neck’ end of a butternut works very well – cut the slices about 1/2″ thick.
Keywords: acorn squash, winter squash, roasted vegetables
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.