Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Winter Squash

I've dedicated the next couple weeks to squash.

Well--that was my original plan. Now that I've delved into the world of winter squash, I may be dedicating the next few months to squash.

My last grocery trip left me with a couple acorn squash, a couple butternut squash, and spaghetti squash. I had every intention of making soup, stuffed squash, and--well--spaghetti. Now, only a couple days into it, I find myself scouring the internet for new and appealing ways to use the lovely winter vegetable! I can't wait to have the chance to try out as many squash recipes as possible.

I've heard people rave over squash for a while now, especially after I became a vegetarian; but, having never really cooked with it before, I avoided it. My last post? Stuffed butternut squash? That was the first time I had ever made any sort of squash. I decided that things needed to change. I needed to branch out and continue trying new and delicious recipes. Boy, am I glad I decided to explore the various types of squash right smack-dab in the middle of their favorite season.

Squash is good. Really good. You should definitely be eating some, this winter.

Now, before I drive myself crazy from using the word squash too many times, I'll tell you about tonight's dinner.

Last night I made spaghetti squash. I didn't do much to it, besides add some sauteed onions, peppers, and garlic, but I enjoyed the spaghetti so much, I could have done without the added veggies. Tonight, however, I wanted to liven it up a little--add some protein or some bulk. So, I made some quinoa. Best idea I've had all day.

I won't post a recipe, because it was really just thrown together, but I'll tell you what I used! Spaghetti squash, of course, quinoa, onions, peppers, garlic, Italian seasoning, a little salt, and olive oil. Now that I'm thinking about it, I bet it would have been even better with tomatoes and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese! Next time...

That's all for now,

P.S: Rumor has it, butternut squash can be substituted for pumpkin or sweet potato in certain bread or dessert recipes. The internet really shouldn't have told me that....more experiments coming soon!!!

1 comment:

  1. Looks great. I always forget about winter squashes. I guess that's on my grocery list now!



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