This may not be news to many of you, but on a whim last week I decided to throw caution to the wind and see what would happen if I left my squash face down in some water in the crock pot on low. I LOVE squash but don't usually have the time to cook it in the oven.
Well, it worked and it ROCKED!!!
When I got home I whipped up some israeli couscous. When I threw the couscous in the boiling water I also added some golden raisins. After it all sat together for 5 minutes I added some mushrooms and Great Northern beans and lots of fresh parsley. A sprinkle of feta for a bit of cheese.
I filed up the squash halves and popped it all in the oven where I had already thrown in some asparagus to roast.
Dinner took less than 30 minutes, and was really cheap. This is totally a new go-to this fall and winter. I can't wait to experiment with some other flavor combos.
My husband loved it, too, might I add. He isn't a huge fan of squash - he calls it 'baby food'. He really liked this, though. Per his request, we are going to try a curry-ish profile next.
Just had to share. I can't believe I never thought to try this before!!!!
Edited by: LITTLE_DIVA at: 9/26/2010 (12:09)
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