Veggie Tales

I’ve mentioned that we were lucky to be able to leave the farm with lots of fresh produce to bring home and enjoy. We have been eating very healthily as I come up with creative ways to use up everything we were given. The other night we had two new vegetables that I had not cooked or eaten before. We enjoyed both of them.

I was really looking forward to trying my first butternut squash and I was not disappointed. I have three squash so I found three recipes that I want to make with them. Jesse had his mind set that he did not like butternut squash so I was extra determined to find a recipe that he would enjoy… and I did. I win!!

I started by cutting the squash in half lengthwise and scooping out the seeds. Then I peeled off the skin.

Butternut squash

I cut each half into small cubes and tossed them in olive oil.

Cubed squash

Then I spread them out on a cookie sheet. In retrospect, it would have been much better to use a dish to cook them in. I thought the cookie sheet would leave them farther apart to help them get crispier, but they were quite juicy and leaked onto the bottom of my oven.

Cooking squash

I drizzled just a tad of honey and sprinkled salt, pepper, garlic powder, and a little chili powder on top. They cooked at 375 for about 25 minutes.

Finished squash

They were delicious! It tasted very similar to when I make roasted potatoes, you almost couldn’t tell it was squash if not for the color. It was very tasty and I can’t wait to try my other squash recipes.

I also had a turnip to figure out how to use. I had tried a piece raw before we left the farm so I thought we should try it cooked too. I boiled it until it was soft and mashed it. Then I cooked some carrots and green onions in olive oil and stirred in the mashed turnip. It’s kinda funny if you can imagine Jesse and I sharing one turnip… but it was enough to give us a taste. It was fine, tasted pretty much the same as mashed potatoes. We ate and enjoyed it, but I don’t feel the need to have turnips again any time soon.


Those are my veggie tales for this week. Any favorite recipes that I need to make with my remaining squash?