I have to give props to Nick this Thanksgiving and the amazing squash he made! The only picture I have is of my entire dinner plate but you can see at the back of my plate the large portion of squash I added to my dinner. My mom cooks Thanksgiving dinner everyday and the group has become smaller over the years but there are usually about 20 - 30 people at her house on thanksgiving. Instead of stressing herself out about cooking she asks everyone to bring something. I'm always in charge of the cheesecake, my younger sister the cranberry bread, my older sister the wine, etc. etc. This year, my mom put Nick in charge of the squash, and he looked at me in such shock you would have thought he didn't know what squash was - lol. Anyways, he went to the store and i had him buy 2 packages of pre-cut squash, everything else we had at home. I gave him some instruction and let him go to town and it came out AMAZING!
What you'll need:
- Butternut squash - precut is easiest
- Coconut Oil
- Honey, Agave or all natural maple syrup
- Wash and cube the squash, I know we bough t precut but you have to make very small pieces so they cook through
- Place some coconut oil (about 1 T.) in frying pan, let it melt and then cover with a layer of squash
- Let the squash start to brown on one side, then flip and sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Brown the other side and stir around adding more spices to taste
- Mix in in 1 T. of honey, agave or pure maple syrup (this can be skipped)
- Cook until soft
This came out so so good. It's all natural, healthy, sweet and delicious.