Lately, I’ve been doing a lot more cooking.  *pats on back*  This wasn’t always the usual for me.  I’d pick up take out or eat something really simple and quick [salad that just requires chopping…or something that just required a microwave, etc].  But I have been learning about the importance of cooking healthy meals at home, and it’s actually been really enjoyable!

About two months ago, I subscribed to a service that delivers fruits and veggies from local farmers straight to my office!  It’s so convenient.  Although I receive emails with a list of items I’ll be receiving, I can’t pick and choose what I want to have delivered.  It makes me feel like I’m on a cooking TV show with surprise ingredients!  So exciting!

This week, one of the items was butternut squash.  I’ve never eaten butternut squash before…and I seriously DID NOT know what to do with it!

I searched on YouTube for a recipe video for inspiration and came across this one from Tasty.  [Click here]

The video offered 4 different recipe options.  I decided to go with the butternut squash fries recipe at the very beginning of the video.  It seemed to be the way that I would most likely eat butternut squash for the first time – I try to keep it safe so I’m not completely turned off if something goes wrong!  🙂

This recipe was extremely easy to prepare.  Peeling and chopping were two very quick steps.  Seasoning was simple.  It took only a few minutes!  *thumbs up*

However, I do just want to mention a couple of things if you want to try this recipe.  I’m not a pro at using the oven, but if you’re more savvy than me and know how to get things really crispy in the oven, you may want to go with what you know.  I followed the instructions in the video and couldn’t get the squash to turn out as crispy.  Can squash even get crispy?  Also, be careful of the squash burning around the edges.

Overall, there was some good flavor.  I used it as a side to a very simple salmon dish [squeezed a lemon and added some pepper] along with some broccoli and it all went very well together!

If you’re a more experienced cook or have some favorite spices or seasoning, I would recommend giving it a try!  I think that would turn out great 🙂

Do you enjoy butternut squash?  What’s your favorite way to prepare it?  Leave any comments below!

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December 31, 2017

Shelly at Simple Casual Chic

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