Happy Christmas Eve Eve, guys! Here is my Christmas present for you, details on how to build that salad. It takes a lot of prep work – but one big squash will make enough for a good 5-6 salads or so, so if you roast it the day before and put it in tupperware, it’ll seem like less work.

I sliced up about 4 large cloves of garlic as thinly as I could, and tossed it with the squash in some olive oil and allspice before I roasted it. It was in the oven at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes to an hour. The egg, it was nice, but I could take it or leave it. Oh, and if you’ve got an aversion to pungent blue cheeses, I think goat cheese would work just as well. But goat cheese goes with everything.

But I’ll say this: this salad, tonight, feels just as decadent as a giant pile of Christmas cookies, and I feel a lot better about myself for eating it.