A few months ago, I made this butternut squash recipe for the first time. I have been remembering how good it tasted since then, and so tonight I decided to make it again. The first time I made it, Judah loved it, nearly inhaled it actually. I was hoping he'd be interested again since he has pretty much been eating mostly bananas and cottage cheese and bread since he first got sick. He didn't really go for it today (sigh) but I still loved it. As an aside, how am I supposed to get him to eat things he is not interested in? He will just push anything away that I try to get him to taste. If I do get something in his mouth, he just spits it out. I don't want every meal to be a battle, but I also do want him to eat veggies. He used to eat tons of peas and blueberries, but since he was sick he just won't touch them. I am perplexed. I feel like he used to be much better at eating a variety of food. I've been telling myself that it's probably just a stage. We did just discover that he also loves scrambled eggs (woohoo!), but I am cooking carrots, green beans, zucchini, and all sorts of things, but he basically just sticks to the carbs.
Most of the time, my favorite things to eat are those that are simply prepared with few ingredients. I have learned that recipes do not have to be complex to taste really good. This recipe definitely qualifies. Many thanks again to Mark Bittman.
2 T. Olive oil
1 T. minced garlic
Put these in the pain on medium high heat. When the garlic starts to brown add:
1 medium to large butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1in. cubes
1/4 c. chicken stock or water
salt and pepper to taste
Bring to a boil, cover and turn to low until the liquid is gone. Then uncover and let it cook until the squash is soft, about 10-15 more minutes.
Then it's time to eat!