Monday, January 28, 2013

Ginger Lemon Squash *Recipe

Ginger Lemon Squash

Butternut and Acorn Winter Squash

We were blessed with so much squash this fall I have had to start getting creative with the squash side dishes in our world just to keep everyone from getting bored. :) So here begins recipe 1 of 4!

 Winter Squash Basic Baking Instructions
Scrub your squash clean.
Split it in half with a good, sharp knife. It can be difficult. Most winter squash has quite a hard rind. For Butternut Squash you will want to cut it lengthwise.
Hollow out the seeds and stringy stuff. 
You are left with a circular cavity.
Place the squash in a sided baking pan, I usually just use a cake pan, cut side up.
My mom always filled that cavity with a Tablespoon of butter and a sprinkle of brown sugar. (I still love squash this way!)
Now put some water in the bottom of that pan, say 1 cup or so. (It should not cover the squash, just come up a bit on the sides.)
Cover tightly with foil. You are essentially making a steam oven for your squash to bake in.
Bake 350 degrees for roughly 30 to 40 minutes. 
This can vary depending on your squash and your oven. The cooked squash will mash easily if it is done. We often serve it just like this but sometimes I mix it like mashed potatoes with a bit of milk.
There is your basic recipe!

Now for fun try the Ginger Lemon Squash.

Ginger Lemon Squash
Prepare squash as directed above.
Add to cavity:
1 teaspoon (or so) of peeled, grated ginger. ~I did not grate it, but you should. :)
1 teaspoon or so of grated lemon peel
1 Tablespoon of butter or coconut oil
sprinkle of dried thyme
sprinkle of dried rosemary
salt and pepper
Bake at 350 for approximately 30 min as per instructions above.


Always Blessed, 
Gretchen :)

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  1. Yummy gotta try this. Granted dad hates squash but i love it. And so far sophiah loves everything i give her!granted i wouldn't make this for her yet but yummy! Thanks for the recipe

    1. One of my non-squash eaters ate this one right up!

  2. Thank you for sharing this recipe over at WholeHearted Home. I love squash especially from the garden!!

    1. It is just one of the best yummies from the garden!


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