Tuesday, February 04, 2020
Since I haven't had butternut squash until today, I was unsure of how tender it needed to get. It reminded me of a sweet potato so I just went with that. I put it in the toaster oven for about 15 minutes with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. Then when it was done I put a little butter and splenda brown sugar on it. The first bite did not convince me that this was going to be my new favorite vegetable. But by the time I finished it, I was wishing I had made more (I only made a few pieces to check it out).
One problem I had was that it looked like REALLY RIPE canteloupe and it made me want to pop a raw piece in my mouth.And since I've had no experience making it, some of the pieces were firm and some were mushy. I wasn't sure if it was ok to use the mushy ones. Part of this is because it was supposed to be used by Feb 2 and today is the 4th. When I go to get eggs today I am going to buy some more butternut chunks (and maybe a canteloupe).
So far on this journey, I have tried spaghetti squash, butternut squash and a smoothie made with raspberries and ginger root. I feel brave, proud, and a little healthier each day.
Have a great day!