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Winter Favorites…easy to prepare and beyond delicious!

 Try some amazing, colorful, and delicious squash!  We now have choices of a variety of  colorful squashes, locally grown vegetables and sweet ripe fruits. Be sure to check out your local farms for the very best winter vegetables. Now’s the time!   


Roasted Acorn Squash

1 small acorn squash
2 teaspoons butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
Pinch ground cloves

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cut squash crosswise in half.  Remove seeds.  Bake 35 minutes cut side down in shallow pan. Test with fork. Melt butter and combine with other ingredients. Brush interior with butter mixture. Bake about 10 to 15 minutes until fork tender.

Serves 2
Approximately 169 calories per serving.



Roasted Butternut Squash, Green Beans, and Brussels Sprouts

1 small butternut squash
2 tablespoons walnut oil or extra virgin olive oil for baking dish
2 teaspoons butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
Pinch ground cloves
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cut squash lengthwise. Remove core and seeds. Brush a shallow ovenproof glass baking dish with oil. Place squash upside down in dish. Bake 30 minutes.

Turn squash over and brush with melted butter combined with brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and ground cloves. Bake about 25 more minutes until fork tender.

Serves 2

Approximately 289 calories per serving.



Speaking of comfort food, there is nothing more comforting than a wonderful bowl of butternut squash soup. Rich and creamy!

Butternut Squash Soup!

1 tablespoon butter
2 cups butternut squash, peeled, cubed into 1 inch pieces
1 Yukon Gold potato, peeled and cubed into ½ inch pieces
1 sweet onion, roughly chopped
4 cups low sodium chicken broth
½ cup Madeira  
½ cup half and half cream
1 teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Fresh cilantro (for garnish)

Melt butter in a 4 quart heavy saucepan and sauté onion over low heat for 20 minutes. Add butternut squash and potato cubes. Sauté 5 minutes. Stir in chicken broth, nutmeg and cinnamon.

Bring to a boil and then immediately reduce heat, cover and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Purée soup using an electric immersion blender.

Stir in Madeira and half and half.

Garnish with cilantro and serve hot in heated soup bowls.

Serves 2
Approximately 373 calories per serving for soup. 


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