Monday, January 26, 2015

Fitness Center Preventative Maintenance

January 20, 2015 9:37 am

The Fitness Center at Chestnut Pointe will be having preventative maintenance completed on our Fitness Center on Wednesday, January 21st. The work is scheduled to take place between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. During this time, you may experience an interruption regarding use of a machine while the technicians complete their work. We appreciate your cooperation!

Category: Life at Chestnut Pointe Apartments

New trash compactor

January 14, 2015 9:46 pm

Chestnut Pointe recently had a new compactor delivered to our community. The new compactor works in the same manner as the previous compactor. As a reminder, please place all trash in the compactor and not in the recycling containers.

Chestnut Pointe offers single stream recycling, the best part is no separation of materials into different containers.

Category: Life at Chestnut Pointe Apartments

How to Prepare Butternut Squash for Cooking

January 13, 2015 11:00 am

Butternut squash is very versatile, but if you’ve never prepared it before it may seem a bit confusing. Although it has an odd shape, butternut squash is fairly simple to prepare if you know the proper techniques. Follow these simple steps to peel and prep your squash like a pro.

  1. Slice off both ends of the squash using a large, sharp knife. It’s very important that the knife is sharp, as a dull knife requires more pressure from you and may result in a dangerous slip.
  2. Peel the entire squash using an extra strong peeler, preferably one made with carbon steel blades. Because the squash is curved in the middle, it’s best to peel lengthwise.
  3. Cut the squash in half at its center, which is approximately between the thin “neck” and the larger “body” portion.
  4. Slice the neck portion down the center to create flat, cylindrical pieces. Then, slice these pieces into wide strips and eventually cut them down into cubes.
  5. To cut the body, first slice it in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds and innards with a spoon. Finally, slice the two pieces into cubes the same way that you did with the neck.

How to Peel and Cut a Butternut Squash [The Kitchn]
How to Peel and Cut Butternut Squash [Cooking Light]
7 Steps to Cook Butternut Squash [Good Housekeeping]

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