As a child, I had an intense hatred of all things "SQUASH". My mom would make Acorn Squash and I would sit at the table gagging it down. So, as a 40 yr old, I still consider myself a hater of squash. However, I've had butternut squash bisque and liked it. Hmm... maybe all squashes are not created equally. Then, I bravely tried acorn squash with maple syrup mixed in. SHOCKING! I actually liked it and had seconds. As part of my goals for 2012, I decided it was time to be a big girl and try some new vegetables and incorporate them into my diet. So, I'm starting with Butternut Squash. I found a recipe in the Jan/Feb issue of Cooking Light magazine and decided to give it a whirl. I went shopping for the squash and couldn't find them. Finally, I reached the squash department. Luckily, they come with stickers for people like me who have never purchased such vegetable, and therefore have no idea what they look like. I made the recipe, Moroccan Chicken and Butternut Squash soup (recipe posted on my food blog: The Swedish Chef and Friends), and I must say... it's delicious. Next on my journey with my new friend Butternut Squash... mac & cheese!
The finished product (lovely photo courtesy of Cooking Light)