Happy Fall, Y’all!

Fall is full of delicious bounty. Here is a list of some fruits and vegetables you’ll find in season:

Apples
Asian Pears
Beets
Broccoli
Cabbage
Spinach
Herbs – especially Thyme, Rosemary and Sage
Sweet Potatoes
Potatoes
Pumpkins
Winter Squash

butternut squash

Butternut Squash is an economical, seasonal vegetable that can be somewhat intimidating due to the exterior (sometimes) rough skin. The easiest way is to slice some off the bottom to make it even against the counter and provide stability. Slice a small portion off the top then run your knife down through the middle and slice in half. Scoop out the pulp. You can clean, save and roast the seeds later for a healthy snack. Once the squash is cleaned, rub all sides with your favorite cooking oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste. Roast in a preheated 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Scoop it out and serve. Here are a couple of other ways to enjoy this versatile vegetable:

  1. Once cooked, puree with some Parmesan and Thyme.
  2. Turn it into a delicious pasta sauce.

What’s your favorite way to eat butternut squash?