Thursday, March 13, 2008

An Easy Recipe For Toddlers...

The whole family went grocery shopping last weekend and my husband was looking for something new to eat. I told him to go look around and get anything he wanted. He brings me back this huge butternut squash. He tells me he wants to try it and I could just go home and cook it. Sure, no big deal, I have never cooked one in my entire life!!

We got home and I searched the Internet for an easy recipe and found one (recipe will follow later). It actually turned out great and we loved what little bit of it we got. It seems my 11 month old son thinks it is the best thing ever created. He ate it like there was no tomorrow! Although he does not eat baby food out of a jar anymore I always saved the jars to store food in for him. I got ten jars (stage one size) of butternut squash for him out of half of a squash. The whole squash only cost $1.50. That is so much cheaper than jars of baby food.

So here is the recipe for those who want to save a little money and get your toddler to eat veggies.

1 butternut squash
3 Tbs. melted butter
3 Tbs. cinnamon and sugar mix.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut the squash in half and scoop out seeds. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Place in a pan deep enough to hold 1/2 cup of water. Place them cut side down in pan and add 1/2 cup water. Cook 1 hour- 1 1/2 hours or till tender. Scoop out inside of squash and serve!

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