January 29, 2009

Getting those Yellow Veggies

I've had various winter squashes (that word just doesn't seem right) sitting in my pantry for a month(s). I buy them because I know they are good for you, and I actually like them, but... I've never mastered the art of cooking them. Once in awhile I'll buy it from the store already peeled and cut in chunks, but I'm trying to save some $$$ and cut up chunks of squash do not last long in one's pantry, certainly not a month(s). So, behold, I found some great info on one of my favorite blogs The Lazy Organizer. She wrote a post on making baby food, which is not necessary in my house, as my kids are ages 15, 12, and 10, and we all still have our teeth, but within that post she wrote about steaming the squash. Follow the link - she has great pictures.

So, I steamed it, peeled it, mashed it up with a fork, and added butter and brown sugar. It hit 3 out of 4 of my "what will make me want to try it" criteria (in order of importance), it was




The only one it missed was

my kids will eat it

Trust me, there are not many things that make that category.

This post was part of the Lazy Organizer's Talk about Tuesday carnival.

Give it a look.

Oh, and if you have a hard time cutting up the uncooked squash, it helps to have a sharp knife. But you probably already knew that.
I have to learn things the hard way.

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