I have an idea and hopefully I have twenty some years to get it done. I'll need that much time! I want to make a cookbook for my children. Thus the name My Mama's Food. It has several meanings, for the entries in my journal it will mean me, my children's Mama. For me it means my dear Mom, their Mama Lu, for most of the recipes come from her and my grandma's and great grandmas. I do most of my cooking without a recipe, but sometimes they just need to be written down if we do not want them to be lost for future generations. When I left home I would have treasured a book like this, written by my Mom, so I want to try and do it for my children. I want to include photos of the kids helping me in the kitchen as they grow and eat what we make. What memories they will have when cooking in their own kitchen's and teaching their children to cook and sharing these memories with them and showing them pictures of themselves learning to cook with their Mama. I think it's a grand idea, now if I can pull it off!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Butternut Squash

We went to the Nowthen Farmer's Market last night and tonight ate the rewards! Roasted Butternut Squash being one of them.

I put the whole squash in a pot of boiling water and simmer for about half an hour. This makes them easy to slice in half and roasting time is less.

After cutting them in half place them in a foil lined pan and poke with a fork to let the butter and sugar seep in while baking.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper if you like.
Add about 2T butter and 2T brown sugar or maple syrup to each half. We didn't have maple syrup, that is what I really wanted to use. Papa and David put honey on theirs, but then David will eat anything with honey on it!

Bake for about 1 hour, checking with a fork, they will be tender and very soft when done. Fluff up the centers and mix with the juices. Enjoy! 

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Yum!!!! I can't wait to make squash!!