Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I will say this: the most labor intensive part is peeling and dicing the squash, but then you will be home free.
Perhaps, maybe you are from Oklahoma and do not know what the heck a butternut squash is and why in the world you would ever want to eat one. That is somewhat the reaction I got from the folks at my local grocery store when trying to locate my main ingredient. After holding my ground that a cantaloupe would not make a suitable substitute, the butternut was located under a mountain of yams. Of course, that did not keep the checkout girl from asking if it was that "mexican-potato-thing-that-starts-with-a-J". I am thinking she means jicama, but maybe it is I that is out of the loop on that one.
Here's how it turned out:
And the brass hardware and insanely high ceiling (I DO live in a barn, you know):
So, firstly, the wallpaper will come down. The next step is paint. I am leaning toward a pale blue-ish grey, but would love to hear any ideas on how I came make the most of the awesome height I have in here. Oh, and the brass is pretty much everywhere, so yeah it also needs to be addressed in some way.