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Butternut Squash Made Easy

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 3, 2012

Do you love butternut squash? Are you a softy for its’ sweet and buttery goodness? Butternut squash is cheap. It is delicious and very high in essential nutrients, such as vitamin A, Vitamin C and potassium. As an added bonus, butternut squash is only eighty calories per serving. Stored in a cool place and it will last for over a month.

Many people get turned off from even trying to eat this amazing treat, because of the challenge in dealing with a rock hard rind. I admit, I have almost cut my thumb off a time or two. Fortunately, I discovered an incredibly easy short cut to preparing butternut squash. It is so easy, you will never again be shy about serving this truly amazing vegetable.

Steps:

  1. Wash whole squash.
  2. Set on a shallow casserole pan and put in oven, uncovered.
  3. Bake for 40 minutes at 375 degrees. The squash will steam in its’ own juices and give out an incredible flavor.
  4. The squash rind will start to brown and dent in. Squeeze it. Does the squash give to the touch? If not, leave in for another few minutes and monitor.
  5. Take out of the oven and let cool slightly.
  6. Slice in half and scoop out the seeds. Drizzle halves with butter. Dust with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve and enjoy.
  8. * You can add toppings like a baked potato. Some options might be: cheese, mushrooms, chives, bacon; experiment with your favorites.

When baby comes, your little one will love to nosh on this delectable dish. It is easy to consume and digest. Once your infant starts on solid foods, this is a great choice to introduce. Mommy and Daddy will love it too! Try it and let us know what you think. We love the feedback.

Topics: Recipe, Family, General, Adopting a Baby