No Snow-mageddon Here!

Schools closed, the library shuttered early and the dairy case at the grocery store was wiped out by noon. Finally, at around two in the afternoon, the flakes started falling. So far it's a bust as snow storms go -- a fine coat of barely there white stuff slushed into oblivion by homeward bound evening commuters.

Meanwhile, life goes on. Paul brought the snow shovel and the last of our home grown butternut squash up from the basement. Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, baked butternut and there's plenty of leftovers for tomorrow. The shovel is at the back door. We're ready for the blizzard ... if it ever shows!

1 large (2-3 pounds) butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
1/4 teaspoon grated cinnamon stick (ground cinnamon works as well)
1/4 teaspoon grated ginger root (ground ginger works here too)

1/4 cup melted butter or margarine
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice (fresh squeezed is best)

Place squash cubes in a 2 quart casserole or baking dish. Sprinkle with spices and brown sugar. Drizzle with melted butter and lemon juice. Bake uncovered in 375 degree F oven for 40-50 minutes or until fork tender. Serves four.


  1. i love brown sugar, in general (on oatmeal, etc....) and i especially love it on squash. the ginger and the cinnamon is such a nice compliment. this looks so good. i may just need to go get a squash today !!

    glad you made it home from dc.

  2. Thanks, Marie. Woke up this morning to no more than the dusting from yesterday evening. It may not be snowy but it sure is cold. I may have to bake today!

  3. One of my favorite foods for sure--and very warming! I tend to go for the maple syrup rather than the brown sugar, but they're both good......


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