I ate a whole acorn squash today. I’m not sure that was a great idea. I also included maple syrup and pecans. But it was delicious. And now I just kind of feel like one big squash.
My friend named “Burger” (no, I’m not making that up) and I had a discussion the one day about how quickly slang phrases change and how we can never keep up. Words like “turnt” or “twisted” always seemed to make its way down the grapevine to us last. So we decided it would be a good idea to start creating some words ourselves to make the process work a little bit smoother for ourselves.
We decided on the word “squashed.” But with a slight twist. It’s not a slang term. It was going to literally mean that we would slap people up-side the head with a butternut squash. And that is how I spent my senior year of college.
1. Gather Your Supplies
- Chef’s Knife
- Head of broccoli
I have a cutting board in this picture because I forgot to take it out.
2. You can hold onto the broccoli at the stem or by sticking your fingers between the stems to hold it securely. Then, use your knife to shave off the broccoli heads.
Be sure to hold onto the handle of the knife. You want to avoid placing your thumb on the blade at all. This will protect you from accidentally snagging your fingers.
3. If you want larger pieces of broccoli, cut closer to the stem. If you want smaller pieces, cut closer to the crown (outside).
4. And, yep. Just four steps. Now you have broccoli.
Now that you can really easily cut up your broccoli, what are you going to do with it? Let me know in the comments below.