I conducted a bit of an experiment today.
I’ve been reading and flipping through Jessica Seinfeld’s Deceptively Delicious Cookbook since Christmas. I bought it at Sam’s Club because I get a Garden Fresh box monthly and the squashes always leave me a little puzzled. We are not plain squash eating kind of folks.
While I appreciated the concept of her cookbook, the actual preparing of the squashes prior to the cooking kind of left me in a bind. I found it hard to find a time to cook them without having the children around!
So today, I sent them outside in the very cold weather and cooked squashes. I had a total of 6 to cook, I still have to get to the pumpkin. Perhaps this weekend for that one.
Once they were cooked, I used a scoop and measured them into muffin tins in 1/4 cup measurements. Once frozen, I popped them out and into bags and into the freezer.
I decided to try one of the baking recipes and made her coffee cake recipe. It was very good. In fact my husband ate half the recipe. My kids ate their pieces and have bugged me all night for another piece.
I also made her Macaroni and Cheese and that was also very well received.
Here is the ironic part. We went to an Indian store. I bought some “Mishti” or sweets/desserts for supper dessert. I cut one up into small pieces so that the children could try it before they got a large one. These desserts are so full of sugar it oozes out of the sweetmeat when you touch it.
Wanted another piece of Butternut Coffee Cake instead. The one with hardly any sugar and a good helping of vegetable.