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Apple Pear Buttercup Squash

Apple Pear Buttercup SquashIsn’t it funny-I find myself selecting vegetables now that I used to avoid as a child. This week, it was winter squash. I saw this Betty Crocker recipe and decided to get some squash and try it. It turned out well, not at all the mushy stuff I remember from childhood.

Apple Pear Buttercup Squash
Recipe type: Side
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 1 buttercup squash
  • ½ gala apple, chopped
  • ½ pear, chopped
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • cinnamon and nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut the squash in half, scoop out the seeds and strings.
  2. Combine apple, pear, cranberries, butter, and lemon juice. Divide between the squash halves. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. Cover with foil. Bake for 30-45 minutes, until squash is tender.

Happy eating!

Ruth

Arugula, Pear and Cranberry Salad

arugula, pear, and cranberry saladFarmer Monte, the head of our CSA, always includes a recipe with each box. This week, he suggested a salad of arugula and pears. I also found this recipe on the kitchn (yes that’s how they spell it) for a wilted version of the same combination. I’m not a fan of blue cheese, so I decided to go for one of my favorite combinations-feta and dried cranberries. This turned out great! It was a nice salad to accompany an Italian meal.

Arugula, Pear and Cranberry Salad
Recipe type: Salad
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cups fresh arugula
  • 1 pear, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • balsamic vinegar
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet. Add arugula and saute until it just begins to wilt. Remove from heat.
  2. Divide arugula between two plates. Top each with half of the pear slices, feta, and cranberries. Shake a little balsamic vinegar over each plate.

This would be great on Thanksgiving!

Happy eating!

Ruth

Harvest Box Goes to the Lake

My husband and I spent Memorial Day weekend at Caballo Lake State Park with our niece and her fiance. We had a great time wading in the lake, reading, relaxing, and, of course, eating! Our harvest box came a couple of hours before we left, so I brought several items out of the box to use for our meals at camp.

shish kabobs

Chicken Shish Kabobs on the Grill

On Friday night, we made shish kabobs on our small propane grill. I cut up the chicken breasts at home and marinated them in store brand fat free Zesty Italian salad dressing. I also cut up a couple of green peppers into squares at home. When we were ready to eat, we cut up the onion from our harvest box and then skewered the meat, onion, peppers, and cherry tomatoes; and grilled them until the chicken was cooked. I served the kabobs with boiled baby potatoes with butter and rosemary.

foil roasted corn

Corn, Roasted in Foil

For Saturday dinner, we made “Cougar Burgers.” (Our niece is a Washington State grad, and brought some cheese made by their Ag Department.) ¬†We also roasted corn over a charcoal fire. I shucked the corn, lightly buttered it, and wrapped each ear in foil. We set them on the grey coals until soft, which took about 20 minutes. While everything was cooking, we made a fruit salad using the apples, some of the oranges, and the strawberries out of the harvest box, as well as peaches and bananas. I also made a cherry cobbler in the dutch oven.

fruit salad

Fruit Salad

We kept that fruit salad going for 24 hours! We added pears and more bananas to the leftovers on Sunday morning and served it with pancakes. We had leftovers again, so we added some more oranges and finished it up Sunday night for dinner. The apples were turning a little brown, but it still tasted good.

Caballo Lake State Park

Caballo Lake State Park

We always eat well when we camp, whether we car camp or backpack. I usually dehydrate fresh foods when we go out on the trail. What do you eat when you go camping?

Happy eating!

Ruth