Friday, October 24, 2008

Roasted Butternut Squash

Thinking about having a family dinner this Sunday? Make my favorite Fall-inspired side dish: Roasted Butternut Squash. I buy a bag of peeled & cubed butternut squash (I know, the hard part is done for you!) in the refrigerated fruit & vegetable section at Costco. Toss the squash with 3 Tablespoons of olive oil and then season with salt and pepper. Arrange cubes in a single layer and roast on a baking sheet (sprayed with Pam) at 400 degrees for approximately 20-25 minutes. Turn the squash once or twice during roasting to aid in cooking. I love this delicious "add color to your diet" side dish enhanced with a sprinkling of maple sugar. While you are out shopping, pick up a pork roast and bag of spinach and you'll have a delicious family dinner. Then make a big fire in the fireplace and enjoy a cozy evening together.

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