Butternut squash and sweet potato gratin - irresistibly delicious
Let me count the reasons why I shouldn't make this dish.
- I love butternut squash, but hate working with it. Am I the only wimp who feels like peeling a butternut squash is as much work as whittling an oak branch? And slicing the dense veggie is as taxing as chopping wood.
I feel like a lumberjack when I work with butternut squash. Here is the first of two layers of the dense veggie.
- The ingredients - machengo or gruyère cheese and heavy cream - make it a bit expensive for this frugal cook.
- Those same ingredients - oodles of cheese and heavy cream - make it a bit high fat for this health-conscious cook.
- It is irresistibly delicious. The sweetness of the sweet potatoes. The nuttiness of the butternut squash. The richness of the cream and cheeses. The savory goodness of the thyme. Who could ask for anything more?
Do you have a dish that you hate to make but love to eat?