What to do with a glut of butternut squash

Hello Friends,

We’ve been having a veg box delivery for over 10 years.  We just have a small one every 2 wees and we have found that it saves us money.  Because you don’t want to waste anything, you find new and creative ways to use up the veg – all my meals for the fortnight are based around the box.  The veg is much better than any I’ve ever found in a supermarket.

Occasionally we get gluts – we’ve had a butternut squash in the box for the last 3 boxes and having looked on the website, there is another one to come on Wednesday.  No matter, I’m a great believer in going with the seasons.  I’ve made curries, a moroccan chicken dish, squash and lentil lasange, and then I got stuck.

I flicked through Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s Veg cookery book and found some ideas for butternut squash.  First I chopped up a butternut squash, put it in a roasting tin with some olive oil, garlic and thyme and then popped it in the oven for half an hour.

I left it overnight in the fridge and then today I put around 2/3 of the chunks into a liquidiser and added a pint of vegetable stock.

I whizzed it all up and had a quick soup for lunch.

The rest of the roasted butternut squash is going to be chopped up and put in some pasties for later in the week.  Now I’ve just got to decide what to do with the next squash….

What do you do with your gluts of vegetables?

Until next time, Tawney x

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