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Butternut squash

Sunday, March 17, 2013

After finding out about what the different squash were at the market I picked up butternut squash, as that is the one used in some Plan recipes.

Being as unfamiliar with it as I was, I watched a u-tube video to find out how to prepare this thing :)

Halved and one piece scooped

Cut up in chunks

Making soup!

Delicious lunch (I had a side salad as well)

There are 2 ways to have the soup chunky or pureed. I took out half the soup and pureed the rest. here are some portions for my freezer:

For dinner I added some chunks of butternut squash to my beef stir fry, it was a nice sweet addition. I think butternut agrees with me as I was down half a pound this mrorning :)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FIRECOM 3/19/2013 12:35PM

    Squash is on our menu at least 4 nights a week. We especially like Spaghetti squash and we use it instead of wheat pasta. Great meal and low kcal to boot.

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CELLO23 3/18/2013 5:33AM

    This looks great! Apart from the butternut addition, it looks uncannily like the Plan chopped veg and soup I made last night! emoticon

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 3/18/2013 1:21AM

    Good job on the soup and getting to know butternut squash.

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DLDMIL 3/17/2013 7:57PM

    Yum. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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BRAVELUTE 3/17/2013 7:33PM

    I still can't figure out how you cut it without using a chain saw. I always wind up baking the whole thing. Or if I must chunk it, I steam it until my old meat cleaver does some damage on it. I'm glad I didn't get rid of my meat knives. I will try your soup. I haven't ever tried anything like that. I bet you'd never find anything like that in any restaurant.

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TAFODIL24 3/17/2013 2:46PM

    emoticon Looks delicious

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NISSANGIRL 3/17/2013 2:44PM

    That looks wonderful!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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A-STRONGER-ME 3/17/2013 2:36PM

    My fave is an apple butternut soup - amazing!!

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MELTEAGUE 3/17/2013 2:19PM

    I love what you did with it,
and I usually make an awesome butternut Squash curried soup!
It is my favorite squash for sure!

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DAWN14163 3/17/2013 1:35PM

    I love butternut squash, especially as a soup. I Just boil a cubed squash in veg stock with an onion, add a shake of cumin and purée. Yum!

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MEXGAL1 3/17/2013 1:01PM

    Thanks so much for sharing LIs. I will keep my eyes open for it here. So nice of you to do the experimenting for folks like us!
Happy St. Patty's Day!

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REDSHOES2011 3/17/2013 12:54PM

    I also filled it with things and bake it in the oven..

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