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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!!

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

Tortellini Soup

tortellini soup

Last night when I cooked the butternut squash and the spinach for the gratin, I reserved the cooking water, and I used it tonight to make a tortellini soup! I used onion and garlic sauteed in olive oil, spinach, collards, store-bought spinach-mushroom tortellini, cannellini beans, oregano, and the reserved broth. I served it with cheddar-garlic biscuits. It turned out pretty good!

January 28, 2010 Posted by | food, recipes | , , , | Leave a comment