Katie's Musings

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Butternut Squash & Cheddar Bread Pudding

butternut squash bread pudding

We’ve been getting butternut squash in our veggie box for the last several weeks, so I’ve been trying to find lots of different butternut squash recipes to try. I have to say– I actually haven’t gotten tired of butternut squash (yet)! It is such a versatile squash, with a really sweet, delicate taste. I love it! I’ve made soups, butternut squash souffle, butternut squash maple-ginger pancakes, butternut squash-spinach gratin, and probably some other things that I can’t remember. Tonight I made a butternut squash-chedder bread pudding, based on this recipe on Epicurious. I adapted the recipe based on what I had on hand: I cut the recipe in half, used soy milk instead of half and half, omitted the white wine, added 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast, used regular onion instead of shallots, and used collard greens instead of the kale. Also, instead of the baguette, I used a mixture of 2-day old 7-grain bread, and seasoned croutons (since that was what I had on hand). It turned out delicious!!

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February 1, 2010 Posted by | food, recipes | , , , , | 4 Comments

Baby Likes Mango!

emmett mango

I guess the title of this post is deceptive. As I’ve written before, Emmett (now 8.5 months) is having a really hard time getting used to food. No matter what I try feeding him (brown rice cereal, banana, sweet potato, broccoli, apple, avocado…) he makes the most disgusted, agonized face and pushes it away. “Really mom, come on, this is just gross!!”

This weekend, however, we had a food “success”: he ate something and didn’t make his “grossed-out” face! I wouldn’t say he really liked it, but he definitely didn’t hate it. So what was it? An apple-mango puree!

This past weekend I bought a new bread machine. I’ve been really wanting to bake some bread again (it used to be a favorite hobby of mine, way back in high school and college). I know that using a bread machine is “cheating,” but as a busy mom, I don’t mind using shortcuts. So, I tried out my new bread machine over the weekend, and I loved it! So far I’ve made a basic white bread, a 7-grain bread, and apple-mango jam. I reserved a little of the cooked apple-mango mixture (before adding sugar to make the jam), and pureed it for Emmett. Success!!

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February 1, 2010 Posted by | food, parenthood | , , , , | Leave a comment