What is this amazing secret?
You can PEEL a butternut squash with a regular old potato peeler.
If you already knew this, then hats off to ya. This was news to me though.
I've been using a knife to cut those darn butternut squashes for years. I even resorted to buying those really expensive, and seemingly less fresh, pre-cut butternut squash. I felt like I just don't have time or energy to cut a butternut squash right now!
However, I used my handy OXO potato peeler on this squash and it worked like magic. I believe the way to make this successful is to have a nice/sharp peeler.
|Peel a butternut squash!|
Look a those beautiful butternut squash peel ribbons! I love this method because it's easier of course, but also because it doesn't waste any squash.
Even though we're finally coming out of winter (AKA butternut squash season for me!), I was recently in the mood for it and tried a fun new allergy-friendly butternut squash soup.
I followed this recipe to make this butternut squash, white bean and kale soup. Boy was it good. It was allergy-friendly for Little Guy, but he's still not a fan of soup. Who knows why!?
|White Bean, Kale and Butternut Squash soup|
I also roasted some butternut squash with a little olive oil sprayed on the pan and on top of the squash. I baked it at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or so.
|Roasted Butternut Squash|
Little Gal is now 7 months old (I can't believe it!), and she's trying all sorts of different fruits and veggies right now. I just mashed up some of the roasted squash for her, added some water to make it less thick, and voila - I made baby food :)
|Easy butternut squash baby food. Just mash it!|
I encourage you to try the butternut squash peeler secret if you haven't before. What's YOUR your favorite way to prepare and eat squash?
I was not paid by OXO to mention this peeler...I really do use and like it!