Moosewood Cookbook Challenge: Stuffed Squash

Just when you thought I’d forgot this challenge…lo n’ behold.

So, the cookbook likes to stuff things into squashes. Or maybe I’m just drawn to these recipes…or maybe stuffing squash is more common than I’d known. Either way, we stuffed some butternut squash (& because we had some, acorn as well). In hopes that cool weather will present itself at the appearance of such vegetation on our tables, I keep craving these delicious buggers. & because they’re such pretty cuisine I couldn’t help but take advantage of a little photo opportunity. (& i’ve been wanting to do a b&w with Natural Suburbia…)

As to the recipe. Not great. Officially will not make again. Cottage cheese & squash just don’t go together. It was against my better judgement but it occurred to me that the adding of apples would make it all come out right. Not so. Skip this one–skip it good. Everyone ate without complaint, but it was just odd & left us seriously craving an actual dinner. Perhaps if I’d followed the recipe for the elaborate ‘thanksgiving’ version appetites would have been satiated, but this was–at best–an intriguing side dish.

“…is this….cottage cheese?”


  • vicki Posted August 17, 2010 1:33 pm

    oh, too bad it wasn't yummy. but at least your family ate it without complaint! not sure my little one would have made it – and definitely not without a rogue comment or two 😉 i have lots of acorn squash…let me know when you come across a good recipe for those.

  • Joy Posted August 17, 2010 2:28 pm

    I'm not a cottage cheese fan, so that really doesn't appeal to me, but wild rice pilaf stuffed into butternut is amazing. 🙂

  • Elizabeth Posted August 18, 2010 11:35 pm

    If I had put this on the table for Andy to eat, there would CERTAINLY be some complaints! And he is far from a child 😉

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