Tag Archives: Squash

Winter Squash Chowder

Recipes posted a year ago:

One of the best things about this time of year is the huge selection of different winter squash that are available.  Acorn, butternut, delicata, pumpkin, and any number of heirloom varieties.  And while roasted and grilled are favorite ways to use these fall fruits as a side dish, we’ve added some dry-cured ham and made them into a hearty one-pot meal.  This is definitely one of my favorite new recipes, and I look forward to making again and again.

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Butternut and Endive Pork Steaks

This one may look a little like our recent Thai Curry Casserole when it comes out of the oven, but it is a completely different meal. With a combination of tangy, sweet, and savory that is perfect for pork, this recipe is easy to put together and doesn’t take very long to get ready (making it another good choice for a weeknight).  And you should have enough left over, unless you’re feeding a large group, to enjoy for lunch (or a post-workout meal) the next day as well.

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Chicken with Fennel and Squash

Here is another delicious recipe for the crockpot.  I have to say that browning the chicken brings back childhood memories for me of my mom frying chicken in the skillet on a cold day.  Just the smell is worth 1,000 words!

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Thai Curry Casserole

We found this recipe in a recent copy of our local “free” paper and immediately saw the potential…to tweak it.  There are a lot of things that might be considered “out of the ordinary” going into this dish, so it’s easiest to just name it for the primary spice mix that is used to flavor it.  Don’t let that fool you.  Instead, follow along for a great all-in-one meal that will taste as good the next day for leftovers as it will straight out of the oven.

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Grilled Banana Squash

A few weeks back, one of our last CSA boxes of the season contained a variety of squash called the blue banana.  While not exactly blue (but it does have hints of grey-blue in the skin I guess) and not really shaped like a banana, it’s not my job to name fruits and vegetables, or critique the names given by others.  It is, however, my job to cook them – and new varieties and ideas are always welcome to try.  April suggested slicing it across (rather than lengthwise) and grilling it.  So the other night when was getting ready to grill up some quick chicken, I figured it was a good time to give this squash a try too.

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Maple Bourbon Heirloom Squash

In the past, I’ve normally used an acorn squash for this recipe, but recently our CSA share included some curious little heirloom squash that seemed to be a good fit.  Actually, the name of the squash eluded me at the time I was getting ready to cook them, and one of them was shaped like an acorn, so I figured I would use them since they fit the part.  As it turned out (after looking them up later on the website), these were Sugar Dumpling squash, and they were not just a good fit – they were perfect.

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Grilled Winter Squash

Winter squash, like sweet potatoes, are a good source of nutrients with a bit higher carbohydrate content for post-workout nutrition.  They are also very tasty as a side dish.  This one is easy to make and can be prepared while roasting something else on the grill like pork chops or chicken.  Just be sure to plan your timing right so things are done at about the same time – see my notes at the bottom of the post.

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