Tuesday, October 19, 2010

before and after

I almost cried leaving the farmers market last week.
It was the last one until next June....JUNE!!! 
but they do have a smaller market each week at Tony Caputos....I need to find out more about that....anyone know?

Since it was the last market, I let the kids pick out whatever they wanted, and the boy wanted this. 
A buttercup squash. I had never heard of it.....but why not try it out?

It was (of course) delicious. 
We love squash--it was similar to an acorn squash, and we prepared it very simply. 
before and after.

Roasted Buttercup Squash

Halve and clean the squash.
Slice, and brush the insides with olive oil. 
Sprinkle with course salt, cracked pepper, and a little bit of dried sage. 

Place on a lined baking sheet and roast in a preheated 425° oven, 30-45 minutes, until fork tender. 

We drizzled it with a little bit of the local honey we bought the same night and it was soooooo good. 
The kids ate it FIRST. What kids eats their vegetables first?


Kim said...

I am w/you w/the sad saying 'good bye until spring' to our vendors!! what will get me out of bed on Saturday mornings??? :(

summer said...

this is grant's favorite kind of squash-- i used it last week when i tried your squash orzo! SO good!

our market is almost done too. i can feel it. next week it might be empty! but i struck a little deal with the egg man to supply us with his farm eggs all through the winter!!! i'm ecstatic.

Natalie said...

Yum! My kids eat their's first too, if they happen to be squash or sweet potatoes. I have a butternut squash on the counter that is next on the chopping block! ;)

Cherish Stockdale said...

I love squash, and I am super happy because I won your print on the giveaway at living the swell life. I picked nest, and I can't wait to hang it up in my kitchen!! yay today is a good day!

Valley Girl said...

yummmmmm! At my house anytime I get the honey bear out the kiddos get all giddy...amazing what that little bear can get them to eat.

Lillian said...

I have a market near my house and it runs all year long - I'm always so grateful. I need to take myself there more on cold winter days:)

Love the gorgeous colors on the squash! I've been enjoying you blog and lovely, lovely photos so very much lately!

gram said...

...we're going to get to see those two on Friday!!! ... seems like forever...have a fun time in 'Vegas'!

Burk Family said...

Mmm! Gonna try this. I've been buying acorn squash like crazy bc they are super cheap. Also, wanted to tell you, you can roast the seeds of these winter squashes just like roasted pumpkin seeds- so don't throw them away!

Deborah said...

I love any vegetable roasted, and this squash looks mighty tempting!!

Becky at VintageMixer said...

Yes, Caputo's has a locavore market at both of their locations. Here is more info: http://www.thevintagemixer.com/2010/07/caputos-locavore-market.html

Cynthia said...

I picked up an acorn squash today at our farmer's market because of this recipe! I can't wait to try it.