Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Whats Hap-"Pinning"

Linking up with the adorable Jessi and Jenn for Whats Hap-"Pinning" Wednesday

Last Saturday the Husband came home from the grocery store with 2 massive butternut squash and said "can you look on pinterest to see what to do with these?". Evidently they were on sale and "looked good" so my chef of a husband decided that while he had never made butternut squash anything that this was a perfect time to try.

After some scrolling I came across this pin which looked easy enough so I screen shot the directions and we got to work.

Roasted Butternut Squash with Cinnamon and Nutmeg Recipe:

Recipe Type: Squash
Yields: 2 servings
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min

1 small butternut squash (about 6 to 7 inches long), halved lengthwise
2 tablespoons butter
Brown sugar
Ground Cinnamon
Ground Nutmeg

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a small baking sheet with non-stick aluminum boil.
Slice the stem off the top of the butternut squash and cut each squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds, membranes, and discard.
Lay the squash halves on the prepared baking sheet. Spread 1 tablespoon butter on each of the squash halves (on top of the squash half and in the cavity). Sprinkle brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg over the top of the butter.
Cover the prepared squash with another sheet of aluminum foil, folding edges tightly over the edges of the baking sheet.
Place in oven and cook for approximately 30 minutes. Remove the aluminum foil and cook approximately an additional 10 minutes until the squash is tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from oven.
Makes 2 servings.

I will admit that our squash were evidently massive because we ended up having to bake them for almost an hour instead of the suggested total of 40 minutes.

The prep was easy (well watching Tyler was easy) and the result was yummy for sure. We actually ended up scooping out the cooked squash and mixing them in a bowl with some more brown sugar and baking for an additional 10ish minutes. They were creamy and sweet and a perfect side dish for the first crisp day of September.

I of course forgot to get a picture of the finished product but trust me, it was yummy! If you like sweet potatoes or pumpkin anything you'll love this dish.


P!nky said...

YUMMMMY, this looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

Trish said...

oh that looks so tasty!
Trish - tales from trish

Jenn said...

Awesome!! That looks SO delicious!!
Thanks for linking up with us today!!

Jessi @ Jessi's Design said...

umm yes please! YUM!