Butternut Squash Lasagna Cooking Injury

Butternut Sqash Cooking Injury, originally uploaded by edkohler.

Master cook, Sarah Deitch asked me if I had a sense of accomplishment after cooking (not recommended) Roasted Butternut Squash, Rosemary, and Garlic Lasagna.

The answer is, yes, as this picture shows. The accomplishment was almost cutting off the tip of my thumb while chopping up the butternut squash. I’m reminded of my attempt at cooking every time I type on my Treo or open zip-lock bags.

I’ve never cut myself while eating out, making Macaroni & Cheese, or slicing a frozen pizza, but this will be the last time I make Roasted Butternut Squash, Rosemary, and Garlic Lasagna.

2 thoughts on “Butternut Squash Lasagna Cooking Injury”

  1. OK Ed, I have a few suggestions for you on how to avoid injury…

    First, sharp knives are key in successful, non-injury cooking. Every house (other than my own of course) that I have ever tried cooking at has had awful, dull knives. Everyone needs a quality, sharp knife and in my opinion you haven’t lived until you’ve tried a Shun. Believe me when I say they are worth the dollars!

    If you are unwilling to make that sort of commitment and continue to use dull knifes, may I suggest you purchase one of these in order to avoid further injury or possible finger-tip severing.

    (Off topic – this post contains my first ever html! Aren’t you proud?)

  2. Sarah, those are some great tips. While that knife isn’t exactly cheap, I suppose cooking at home would recoup the cost in no time at all. Does it guarantee to keep fingers out from underneath the blade?

    Nice work on the HTML. I’ve been considering adding a plug-in to the comments that will help people build HTML, but I suppose you wouldn’t need that now that you’ve got linking figured out.

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