Our festival of Red Kuri squash rolls on. We made a modified version of Ina Garten's Butternut Squash Risotto, subbing in Red Kuri and eliminating the pancetta.
We served it with a spinach, beet and goat cheese salad and it was tremendous. I don't cook with saffron very often and tend to forget what a lovely flavor it imparts.
In other news, I'm bizarrely and prematurely in the holiday spirit and finally purchased Alicia Paulson's Felt Ornament Patterns so that I can get started on my Christmas gifts.
I've admired them since last year, so the purchase was long overdue. The cocoa ornament is my favorite:
So cozy! Which should be no surprise, considering the source!