squish squash

my new favorite this fall is squash. it seems my taste buds have changed since turning 30 last year. I'm now loving all kinds of veggies. (aren't you proud mom? finally, right?!)

2 yummy recipes I'd like to share -

now this first one isn't like eating vegetables at all, but there is squash in it ... sort of.
pumpkin spice bread
whisk together:
1 3/4 C flour - you can also use 1 C white flour and 3/4 C wheat flour
1 1/2 C sugar - you can also use 1 C regular sugar and 1/2 C splenda
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground cloves
set aside
combine the following then add to dry mixture
1/2 C melted butter (1 stick)
1 C canned pumpkin
1 beaten egg
1/3 C water
grease and flour 9x5 loaf pan. bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes.

a perfect side to any dinner. this is along the lines of mashed potatoes, but squash instead.
butternut squash
1 squash
1/4 C butter
1/2 C sour cream
salt and pepper to taste
halve and seed squash. bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour in a bit of water. scoop out of skin, add all other ingredients and mix with electric mixer until smooth. serve warm. enjoy!


Robyn said...

Ooh, Yummy! I think I'll make the bread today to take to the Moms club Christmas Party on Wednesday. If it lasts that long!
Glad you're mouse free! I just helped my parents clean out their rafters and it was filled with rat poop! So gross.
Do you have a cat? That's a good reason to get one.

mrskgrimm said...

oooh Robyn, the bread is soooo good. it doesn't last too long in our house ... I have to stop making it.
hubby doesn't like cats, so that's out. we are definitely dog people. I'm making hubby wait until we don't have an infant anymore - too much poop to deal with! maybe next year.