Kabocha Squash. Ever heard of it? I found a recipe for roasted Kabocha squash on my new favorite website, Heather Eats Almond Butter, and have been longing to try it. One problem: kabocha squash was nowhere to be found. I searched Earth Fare, Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Fresh Market and even (I was desperate) Wal-mart. Nothing.
I whined to Blair about not being able to find it.
"That's because it doesn't exist," he said.
"What do you mean it doesn't exist?" I asked. "Of course it exists. There's a recipe for it."
"You vegetarians are so easy to con," he said. "All someone has to do is make up a vegetable and write about how healthy it is and you guys are all, 'Oh! I have to have my yumosummysquashicon. It's soooo healthy. Everyone should be eating yumosummysquashicon. People who don't eat yumosummysquashicon are stupid.'"
He shook his head. "It's a snipe hunt. This squash you want. Doesn't exist."
"Does too," I said. "I found it on wikipedia. And it's in season right now."
"Good thing you're pretty," said Blair. "Because you are oh-so-gullible."
Ha! Who's laughing now? Me, that's who. Because guess what I found at Earth Fare yesterday? That's right. The mythical Kabocha Squash. I won't lie. I did a little victory dance around Blair last night, who did not look happy.
Too bad, because tonight's menu includes roasted kabocha squash. You all should try it, too.
It's soooo healthy!