I never used to do much with butternut squash because it seemed almost a little bit intimidating of a vegetable. I wasn’t really quite sure what to do with it, and it always seemed like it would be so difficult to peel and slice, so I would always just pass by it in the store and buy other things instead.
The local organic farm where I’ve been getting vegetables over the summer had a huge crop of butternut squash this year, though, so seeing that huge array of squash piled in baskets was too much for me to resist.
Once I tried butternut squash for the first time, I realized how simple it was and how incredibly delicious it tasted. The roasted and mashed butternut squash with maple syrup and cinnamon added to it was almost like having a dessert with the sweet syrup and the spice. The only part of the process that was a little bit difficult was just slicing the squash in half, but if you have a good sharp knife it isn’t so bad, and the end result is completely worth the effort!