It's October and some of my family's fave autumn veggies had been purchased and I was prepping them for our large freezer. Butternut Squash! Yum! A tradition that started with my family during my childhood was preparing the delicious orange colored squash to place in our freezer to defrost/reheat to enjoy all year- whenever we wanted. Well, until the year's supply evaporated. That happens quickly! We grew our Squash in one of our large gardens.
Yes, Butternut Squash chunks can be purchased in a grocery store's frozen food department, but the purchased box/package may contain a combo of various winter squash - not really tasty unless Brown Sugar is added. We enjoy the local veggie and we do not need to add any additional brown sugar.
This past weekend a large box of Butternut Squash was purchased at Meadowbrook Farm in East Longmeadow, MA. After cutting off the skin of the veggie and steaming the chunks, it is mashed and then the yummy veggie is packed into 1- Quart Ziploc Freezer Bags. Label and freeze.
Last year I posted the complete instructions: Prepping Butternut Squash to Freeze
|Butternut Squash Chunks|
An added plus is that I substitute the Butternut Squash for Pumpkin in recipes that call for Pumpkin. Do you use this substitution?