I use butternut squash all year round and at this time of the year, I usually buy one every other week!
There are so many things to do with it too- roast it, use it in soups, in lasagna, BUT you have to prepare it first.
I used to dread buying any type of squash because I’d have to cut it. I’m terrible with a knife. Seriously, for someone who cooks all the time and gives cooking lessons to others, I have never mastered using a knife properly. My family can attest to this!! That being confessed, now I’ll tell you how I manage.
#1. If the squash is really large, I will go up to someone who works at the produce section at the grocery store and ask really nicely if they could cut it for me. After I show them old cuts on my fingers, they usually laugh and halve it for me.
#2. Lately I have been brave and doing it myself! Actually, when you use a vegetable peeler to peel the skin it works like a charm. Some of the more bumpy squashes have to be maneuvered a little, but it can be done. Cutting it in half is then a breeze!
On Monday I will post a delicious Butternut Squash Soup recipe so be sure to be on the lookout for this and in the meantime add a butternut squash to your shopping list!
I’d love to hear from you! Are you a fan of butternut squash?
How do you cut your squash? Please share them in the comments below!!