Sunday, January 18, 2009

Twice Baked Squash Potatoes

Welcome to my FIRST POST!

It's been a long time in my head and I'm hopeful that it will translate well to this blog. My blog dream is that you as a reader will see that even with a busy home that you can still find time to cook delicious meals. I dream that you see my passion for sharing my kitchen with family and friends. I hope you feel as if you are on a stool in my kitchen, although you will have to share it with a kid or two.
Please bear with me as I learn and grow through this blog. I'll work on my photos too!

Without further ado.......


I had a Butternut squash and a family that was a bit tired of eating roasted squash. SO...I came up with this.
1 squash
5 potatoes
Touch of butter
A bit of Cream Cheese
Cheddar Cheese
Salt and Pepper

I baked the squash and potatoes at 400 until tender. After they were cool to the touch, I pealed the skin from the squash and scooped the contents out of the potatoes. Mixed all the ingredients in a large bowl and mashed. With everything well blended and mashed I filled the potato boats.
Baked covered at 350 along side some chicken. When the chicken was finished I removed the foil(and chicken) and baked at 400 until they were nice and golden brown.
My kids and husband loved them. I'm not sure the kids ever figured out that there was squash hidden in the dinner

Questions and Comments always welcome and needed!


Anonymous said...

Cass, This is a great idea. I have tried to get my kids to eat squash, and they always turn their noses up at it. The funny thing is that they both loved squash as babies. This may be just the thing I need to get them to eat squash. I can't wait to try it out! Amy

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great idea and pretty easy. I talked with both kids about dinner table manners (away from the table as you suggested) and I think it went really well. We talked about how when someone is serving you it it like they are giving you a gift and you need to be a good receiver of that gift. Anyway it got Victoria interested in actually cooking with me. She helped me make roasted tomato soup on Saturday. She didn't eat much of it but she was incredibly helpful and enthusiastic. THanks for the creativity and I hope the blog goes well! Lilly

Jessica said...

Yea, great idea! I'll definitely keep checking out your blog, I always need new food ideas, it's the hardest thing with dinners, thinking of something new! I'll have to try this recipe, I need to eat my veggies too! :)

Cheryl said...

Good first post Cassie. I hope we're going to get some of those great Italian pasta recipes!