Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Winter Squash

I'm really enjoying winter squash this fall. It is such a good-for-you food, as well as very tasty. A friend told me she eats it raw, so I thought I'd try it, but my little taste ended up in the sink. =)

I just cut it up and steam it, or put it in a dish with some water in the oven (if I have something else baking). Last night, I cut up a squash and put it in the slow cooker on low, and it was ready for breakfast. What a yummy breakfast!

Squash is also a cheap food. Last Wednesday we stopped at a stand on our way to church and I got five squashes, several bell peppers, and a bag of apples all for $5.20. That's a lot of food!

I haven't tried any recipes yet that use squash. I just like to eat it plain with a little butter. However, I'm thinking of branching out and trying something a little different.

One squash I haven't bought this year is spaghetti squash. That is a fun squash to cook. :) I love trying all kinds of different squashes!


Tammy said...

Do you have to tell everyone? ;-)

Of course I remember! But just because I added pumpkin puree to vegetable soup, doesn't mean it was good. I'd like to follow a recipe this time around!

Sarah Joy said...

My mom made a yummy soup with butternut squash and canned cocconut milk--with cinnamon and nutmeg. It was so good! I would want a recipe, though if I were to make it and she was just shooting from the hip.

Tammy said...

Sarah, that soup sounds GOOD! I would want a recipe too though! That way, when my husband asked what exactly it was, I'd be able to say, "see, it's this recipe right here!" LOL

Tammy said...

Thanks, Holly! I'll have to try that recipe, minus the sherry. :)

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I didn't notice that!!! Oops!:-)