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March 20th, 2009 No Comments


Tonight I decided it was time to tackle my fear of the big, bad butternut squash.  Woohoo.  Want to know where I got the confidence….so pathetic…There was a sticker on the squash that explains how to prepare it. :: I read the sticker in the store, thought “that’s really easy,” and tonight I gave it a go.  I was sold at word one.  Here’s what the sticker says:

Microwave (hell yes): Cut squash in half lengthwise, remove seeds, place squash cut side down in 1/2” water in dish covered with plastic wrap.  Cook 6-10 min until the skin is soft, uncover, turn over, cook 4-6 minutes.  Let stand 5 min.  Add butter, honey, or brown sugar or syrup, salt and pepper.  Bake in shallow pan for 30-45 min at 400, cut side down till tender.  Turn and bake til toasty brown.

Yep, all of that on a sticker.  I followed the instructions and it turned out great.  Surprisingly I didn’t need to add anything to the squash, it was delicious all on its own.

I paired it with pieces of rotisserie chicken I sauteed with onions and put it over a bed of baby spinach with oil and balsamic vinegar.

Top it off with a glass of wine.  Dinner is served. 

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