My husband and I are in a bit of a life season of ‘in betweens’. It has left me in a state of constant “vegetable drawer lurking”. I cannot explain to you the sheer pain it causes me to throw away vegetables. I hate, with a passion, reaching into my vegetable drawer only to find soft and soggy produce that has to be thrown into the trash. Lately, my family has been having to make a lot of decisions that require us to do some staying or leaving, starting or stopping, planning or improvising. And this has more or less messed up my everything come Monday of each new week.
One night in which a day full of all of the above had occurred, I threw the following in a baking dish, crossed my fingers and was more than pleasantly surprised when I ate it along side my husband come dinner. It was such a hit, that it has been consumed 4 more times in the last two weeks.
- 4 large apples
- 1 butternut squash
- 3 tbsp of honey
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- Pre-heat your oven to 370*F.
- After washing your apples, cut them up in chunks no bigger than a nickel.
- Sauté you apples on medium-high for about 3 or 4 minutes, just long enough to get them to start releasing their juices a bit.
- Place your apples in a baking dish and place to the side.
- Take your butternut squash and peel it. I found the easiest way to do this was to use a potato peeler.
- Cut up your squash into chunks no larger than a quarter.
- Add your squash to your apples and mix them well.
- Spoon your honey onto your apple-squash mix. I spooned 1.2 tbsp onto them in 6 areas.
- Sprinkle your cinnamon all over.
- Place your baking dish into the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
- After 20 minutes, remove from the oven and stir well.
- Bake for another 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, let cool then enjoy.
I served this along salmon and blackened green beans and my goodness did I fall in love.
If you are like me, when you like a food you don’t stop eating it. So I took the liberty of finding you some recipes that have apples in them so we can bask together in their wonderful fall-ness. Because, you know, that’s a word.
What is your favorite way to take the almost bad vegetables in your drawer and use them to incorporate into dinner or any other meal?
Are you currently enjoying all things apples, pumpkin and fall right about now? If so, share with us in the comments below!