Thursday, September 16, 2010

Butternut Squash

*I feel so good seeing my husband and children eat squash like it was dessert--the little bit of sugar makes it all worth it!

1 butternut squash, sliced in half lengthwise, seed removed
2 T butter
approx 1/4 cup brown sugar
sprinkling of nutmeg (~1/4 t)
sprinkling of cinnamon (~1/2 t)

1.  Preheat oven at 350 degrees F.
2.  Place squash in baking dish, skin side down.  Pierce flesh with fork multiple times in meat of squash.
3.  Spread butter over squash.  Sprinkle with sugar and spices.
4.  Bake uncovered for 1 1/2 to 2 hours (depend on size of squash).  Squash is ready when the flesh easily pulls away with fork.

*Butternut squash can be cook many different ways, saltly or sweet.  I prefer the sweet, honey can also be used.  The aroma is delicious with just a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg.

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