A major chill is in the air and there are holiday parties happening left and right. There is no better dish to share than a striking Butternut Squash and Onion Galette.
There is something rather thrilling and a little nerve racking about going to a party or get—together with people you don’t know. Am I right?
Back in college, I feel like this happened all the time and it was no big deal. Armed with your bestie, dressed up and ready to have a good time, parties with new people were exhilarating.
After college and after settling down a bit with a family and lovely local friends, get-togethers and parties are always with people I know. So there is rarely that element of surprise, of intrigue, of stomach butterflies.
Not bad butterflies, good butterflies. Will I have good time? Will I meet someone really cool? Will I click with a great group of people or make new friends? Will it be boring? Will I want to leave? Will I not want to leave? How late can I stay?
Does anyone else think this way or is it just me? It could be my introverted side, but I always try to mentally prepare myself for social gatherings, especially with new people. Preparing to make conversation, introduce myself to everyone and mingle. Or it could also be my totally type A personally that wants to be prepare for every situation.
Either way, meeting new people and putting myself out there can be scary. But it is always worth it! Always! Even if I don’t end up meeting your future bestie or even an acquaintance, meeting new people is a fun learning experience no matter what.
I try to remember that every time. Because sometimes it’s easy to chicken out and not try. And in my experience not trying is always a mistake.
For me, the best trick to ensuring a good time is to bring food. Can’t go wrong with food! Something good, something pretty and something made with a little love. That is exactly what this Butternut Squash and Onion Galette is.
A French style rustic savory tart offering for potential new friends.
So let’s talk about this tart. First off, it is delicious! The deep flavor of the roasted squash, caramelized onions, aromatic sage and melty salty cheese is amazing.
Secondly, it’s downright pretty. Like “wow you made that!?” And lastly, it is surprisingly simple.
A pretty little rustic treat to slice up and offer as an appetizer, side dish or cocktail snack. It can be served room temperature, can be made earlier in the day or prepped the day before, and is easy to transport. Not too shabby right?
So for 2017 I vow to continue putting myself out there, making new friends and sharing lots of food love.
Cheers to my new Mom friends 😃 Happy Holidays!
Recipe slightly adapted from Epicurious Butternut Squash Galette.