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Butternut Squash Challenge

Here's one for all you wonderful chefs out there/. I have searched through 100's of recipes but have yet to find a way to disguise Butternut Squash to get DH to try it. I call him "Mikey" cuz he hates everything! Remember the commercial?
Thanks for your help!

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  1. I am confused. If it's disguised what is the sense of him trying it? Do you plan on going "surprise! You just ate something you said you hated!" and hope he will eat it on its own going forward?

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    1. re: foodieX2

      No, but then I could get him eating healthier and helping me get rid of some of the stuff I can't eat all by myself. Next summer and fall I want to buy more vegetables and store for the winter.
      But if he won't eat them on his own, or if I can't disguise some of it, there's not much sense in buying it stuff because I can't possibly eat everything myself. Besides that, it is fun when I get to pull one over on him!! LOL

      1. re: kydds4kids

        Buy in smaller quantities, for your own eating enjoyment and lower household stress.

        1. re: MidwesternerTT

          Cut it in carrot shapes, rounded oblongs that taper. Add it to a beef stew the way you would carrots.

    2. My brother made a butternut squash gratin at Thanksgiving with so much goat cheese that I don't think anyone had any idea there were any vegetables in it at all. He sliced it on a mandoline, paper thin, and layered it with leeks, a little cream and a ton of goat cheese, then topped with a combo of panko and chopped nuts. I would have preferred a lot less cheese (and I am a goat cheese lover - this was just unbalanced), but the idea remains good - topping things with cream and cheese makes them delicious!

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      1. re: biondanonima

        Never tried goat cheese before but the recipes I've looked at (thanks to you!) sound delicious

        1. re: kydds4kids

          If he'll eat other vegetables as part of a gratin, try throwing some thinly sliced squash in there with them and he'll probably never know it's not sweet potato.

      2. I also don't quite understand hiding it- but here are a few ideas:
        Use butternut squash instead of pumpkin in pumpkin bread

        Or use in a creamy pasta sauce like this one- either on pasta or even further hidden in a lasagna:
        http://www.marthastewart.com/341439/b...

        This soup is delicious, the flavor is more carrot than squash:
        http://www.dailybitesblog.com/2012/11...

        It can also be swapped for pumpkin in any recipe.

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        1. re: Ttrockwood

          Thank you so much. I haven't eaten butternut squash for over 18 years...because of DH not willing to try it. If I use it in pumpkin in recipes do you think he will notice a difference in flavor?

          1. re: kydds4kids

            There's been speculation on here before that canned pumpkin is actually sometimes canned butternut, because it's a more consistent crop. I have no idea if that's true. But yes, absolutely you can use them interchangeably in many recipes.

            1. re: julesrules

              Thanks. This has been very helpful!

              1. re: julesrules

                Is there canned butternut? If so, that might be a way to start.

                1. re: c oliver

                  Canned pumpkin is often butternut.

                  1. re: magiesmom

                    That's what made me think of it. I wonder if he likes pumpkin.

                    1. re: c oliver

                      yes, pumpkin pie, period. He likes mashed sweet pot a little bit, but won't even try sweet pot pie! Believe it or not he has a younger brother who is even WORSE.

                      I was a very picky eater growing up.....but then I grew up! And began trying stuff I never tried before. I even found out the now I like chicken breast--which I never, ever ate in all my life!

                      1. re: magiesmom

                        I wonder if I told him that "Canned pumpkin is often butternut." if he'd quit eating Pumpkin Pie! Interesting!

                  2. re: kydds4kids

                    There is noooo way he would ever be able to tell! I've actually made pumpkin bread with nearly 2xs the pumpkin and half the oil with great results. Just bake or steam the butternut really well and puree

                    1. re: Ttrockwood

                      Oh, I forgot about pumpkin rolls. I bet that would work, too!

                    2. re: kydds4kids

                      Cook it for yourself, make something else for DH.

                  3. for those of you confused by my wanting it disguised, DH won't even try it if he knows it is squash. If I can disguise it as something else he might eat it without knowing it.....and like it.

                    I made something time ago that had spaghetti squash in it and he liked it. Being newly married and dumb I told him about the squash and he wouldn't eat any more of it!

                    So "No" I won't tell him what it is if I can get him to try it.

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                    1. re: kydds4kids

                      I am still confused. You just want to trick him into eating for.....what? Is his diet so lacking in nutrients that he needs to be tricked into eating squash? Or is all veggies that he won't eat?

                      There are some cook books out there about sneaking in veggies. They are aimed at toddlers but you might get some good recipes/ideas. I think it was Sienfeld's wife wrote one recently.

                      1. re: foodieX2

                        Your reply is greatly appreciated. Thank you for being KIND and understanding. Due to his bad heart, I am trying to get him to make healthier choices. If he were willing to at least TRY it I wouldn't have to try to disguise it.I have to do that with lots of veggies and healthier foods. But, thanks for trying to be helpful instead of some who want to be judgmental.

                        1. re: foodieX2

                          "There are some cook books out there about sneaking in veggies. They are aimed at toddlers ...."--sometimes I think men ARE children--only bigger! LOL

                            1. re: kydds4kids

                              There is one aimed at Husbands! I bought it but then decided that my husband doesn't operate we'll on the "sneaky" approach because it isn't a mental block with him.

                              You can make lots of Italian food. I made lasagne with a squash sauce. If it were squash and tomato he probably wouldn't notice. Risotto is very forgiving of puréed food. Stuffed shells I have used spinach with the ricotta and squash as the sauce.

                                  1. re: melpy

                                    THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH! I just ordered 3 Sneaky Chef Cookbooks from Ebay. You just gave me my CHRISTmas present!

                            2. re: foodieX2

                              I don't know why this is an issue. Getting someone over a closed mind is fine with me.

                              1. re: c oliver

                                It's not an issue. I just didn't understand why eating butternut squash or any squash is so vital that you have to sneak it. I have a closed mind on shellfish. I don't want my husband sneaking me mussels!

                                If the guy eats no veggies and, as we have since learned, has a heart disease, that's different. I can understand wanting to take exteme measures when you are living with an adult who won't take care of themselves, even when their health is in jeopardy . I am assuming the guy is also a father based on the OPs name. I can see why she's desperate to get him to eat right.

                                1. re: foodieX2

                                  foodieX2-no, we have no children. The name is because we used to do a lot of work with kids. I'm desperate to get him to eat right because I love him more than Peanut Butter and I almost lost him a couple of years ago. I know that the Lord has blessed me beyond measure and I tend to take care of the gifts that I cherish the best I can. Plus, I'll say it again. It's fun to pull one over on him!! What can I say?

                                2. re: c oliver

                                  I don't understand why I have to explain why I want ideas. It doesn't really matter why. If you have ideas, great. If not, thanks anyway.

                                  I thank you, c oliver and the others who have given constructive, helpful answers and support.

                                  1. re: kydds4kids

                                    I used to be in the same boat, kydds4kids: Mr P didn't grow up eating vegetables, and he refused most dishes that had recognizable vegetables in them. So, I also started by disguising new stuff, then telling him later what he had "loved" without knowing the ingredients. So, no judgment here!

                                    BTW, butternut squash, pureed, can sometimes be found in the frozen vegetables at the grocery store--saved me a lot of time, initially, before he'd eat cubed squash. And, butternut, layered in enchiladas, is delicious.

                                    1. re: pine time

                                      I gotta look for the frozen. It would be so much easier.

                                      1. re: c oliver

                                        The frozen puree is only at 1 chain store around here, so I stock up when I see it. There are only 2 of us, and the small packages of frozen puree are fine.

                                      2. re: pine time

                                        Pine time,
                                        Last night I felt like I was being attacked for a while there. I probably won't be asking too many more questions since I now know I need to explain why I'm asking. But it was kind of you and some of the others to let me know that I'm not alone here.

                                        Tonight, I'm making Ham and cabbage. I added carrots and some cubed Butternut Squash hoping he'll think it's sweet potatoes. Wish me luck.

                                        Even If he eats it without complaining I won't tell him what it is cuz then he wouldn't eat it anymore! What a turkey!

                                3. re: kydds4kids

                                  I have diced it up and incorporated it into chili. My husband didn't notice it once it cooked together, although I wasn't specifically trying to hide it.

                                  1. re: BeeZee

                                    This is the kind of suggestions I'm looking for. Thank you very much

                                    1. re: kydds4kids

                                      My husband doesn't care for squash either, but is willing to consume it pureed in soup, as long there are more powerful spices and seasonings. I have also been successful with a pureed butternut squash that is pureed with tahini, lemon juice, garlic, roasted ground cumin and cayenne (plus s + p). It went over well.

                                      I can make very spicy red Thai curry with coconut milk that contains assorted vegetables (among them cubed butternut squash). I think the key for him is that the preparations can't be sweet in any way. If I take it really savory and even spicy, he's warm to it, though he'll never love gourds in any form. He isn't even really a fan of zucchini.

                                      1. re: 1sweetpea

                                        You are very fortunate. At least he is willing to try stuff. My sweetheart is pretty bullheaded so it's just better that he doesn't know. You know the saying, What you don't know won't hurt you!"

                                        1. re: kydds4kids

                                          When we first married, Mr P swore he'd never eat a cooked carrot. He liked my homemade bean soup, so I began tossing in raw carrots, and when cooked, would fish them out & puree 'em with some of the soup. He never asked why the soup was orangeish, but over the years, he's decided cooked carrots aren't so bad, after all.

                                          Baby steps!

                                4. Tend your own trough. Your husband is an adult, and can decide on his own what he will or will not put in his mouth. Make butternut squash for yourself, make plain rice or potato for him.

                                  1. I've got a butternut squash hater in my house too, and I've yet to find a recipe that he doesn't pick up on that it's butternut. Even tried the butternut squash mac n cheese, with lots of cheese, and no dice. I just make it when he's not around, or have a baked potato or something for him if I want the squash as my side.

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                                    1. re: juliejulez

                                      Your reply is greatly appreciated. Thank you for being KIND and understanding. Due to his bad heart, I am trying to get him to make healthier choices. If he were willing to at least TRY it I wouldn't have to try to disguise it.I have to do that with lots of veggies and healthier foods. But, thanks for trying to be helpful instead of some who want to be judgemental.

                                      1. re: kydds4kids

                                        You're welcome...

                                        I've not tried this recipe on my SO, but I thought it was very good http://www.skinnytaste.com/2012/11/pa... The squash is pureed and part of the sauce so it doesn't scream out "there's squash here!".

                                        1. re: juliejulez

                                          OMG! That sounds soooooooooooooo good! He won't eat spinach either but I bet it would be good without it.

                                          1. re: kydds4kids

                                            It is, that's how I had it... I don't like cooked spinach so I just did a side salad of it instead.

                                            1. re: juliejulez

                                              That would work for both of us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                        2. re: kydds4kids

                                          If you had included a "need heart-healthy" ideas explanation in your OP, we'd be able to suggest ways that don't include burying in butter and/or cheese.

                                          This older thread may help you
                                          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7003...

                                      2. Are there any veggies he does like? Or you could start another thread with what his favorite meals are and we can try to see if there is a way to add some veggies in there.
                                        Here are a number of the jessica seinfeld recipes, the shredded carrots in meatloaf sounds kinda brilliant.....
                                        http://www.oprah.com/food/Recipes-by-...

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                                        1. re: Ttrockwood

                                          gr beans, broccoli, cauliflower , carrots, peas.
                                          that's about it. oh, of course, potatoes! (especially french fries-although he is getting better at accepting homemade oven fries. Occasionally he even agrees to Sweet Pot. oven fries. That was one giant step!

                                          1. re: kydds4kids

                                            How about making a soup/stew with things he likes and adding some pureed butternut?

                                              1. re: c oliver

                                                Great idea; I make veggie soup and add pureed squash with stock or broth.

                                              2. re: kydds4kids

                                                You can make oven fries out of squash, he might buy that they are sweet pots.
                                                How about a different tack, which would be making the things he does like more ways? Have you prepared all the things he does like lots of ways?
                                                What does he think about heart health
                                                Does he like mashed cauliflower? You might sneak some in there?

                                                1. re: magiesmom

                                                  I'm going to try some turnip oven baked fries for myself. I never thought I like turnips but turns out they aren't too bad. I think the ones I got are pretty mild. Next season I'm going to try some rutabaga.
                                                  He ate mashed cauliflower once and was surprised how good it was, but he doesn't want it again.

                                                  Wish I didn't have my squash already cubed------oven fries sound wonderful!

                                                  1. re: kydds4kids

                                                    Think of them to be similar to tater tots, oven style; you could blanch them for a minute, plunge into ice water then drain really well and season with cumin, onion & garlic powder & salt/pepper. Beat an egg well; set aside. Make a seasoned flour AND add some panko to a deep bowl. Line a baking sheet with parchment or baking paper; preheat oven to 350 F. degrees.

                                                    Dust the squash with seasoned flour then dip into the beaten egg and pat into the panko. Place on baking sheet, in a single layer and into the oven until fork tender or 15-20 minutes. You may have to turn these using a tong halfway through cooking to evenly brown.

                                                    1. re: Cherylptw

                                                      My, oh, my. This sounds absolutely wonderful! I'm drooling as I'm typing this!

                                                      1. re: kydds4kids

                                                        These are really good...post if you try them..

                                                    2. re: kydds4kids

                                                      Rutabaga and turnips are similar. I prefer rutabaga.

                                                      Parsnips and carrots roasted together in the oven are great as well.

                                                      1. re: kydds4kids

                                                        Next time you make mashed potatoes do 60%potato and 40% cauliflower, with minimal butter/fat due to heart health issues, roasted garlic and nonfat greek yogurt, a few TB butter can go a long ways too. He probably won't even notice the cauliflower.

                                                    3. re: kydds4kids

                                                      That's a lot he does like! Look at the recent carrot thread here:
                                                      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/925082
                                                      Another carrot recipe i loved:
                                                      http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/roas...
                                                      And this soup is great:
                                                      http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2012/0...
                                                      This curried cauliflower one was great:
                                                      http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipe...

                                                      This whole roasted cauliflower is amazing- i usually do a chimichuri or vinegrette instead of the whipped goat cheese:
                                                      http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/whol...

                                                      This stew with potato and peanut butter is awesome- i use only 1/2cup peanut butter and it tastes the same i swear, and i add green beans or whatever veg:
                                                      http://mylittlecelebration.com/vegan-...

                                                      This cashew curry is a hearty meal, includes cauliflower and green beans- if you are anti-tofu just swap in another 1/2can of beans:
                                                      http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/...

                                                      And these baked green bean "fries" are really amazing:
                                                      http://www.sugardishme.com/2013/01/10...

                                                      I hope you try some of these and hubby likes something! Would he help cook? I have found some picky eaters are more responsive when they participate in creating the dish- even if its the exact same as one they rejected that someone else made last week....

                                                  2. May I ask why you have chosen this particular vegetable?

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                                                    1. re: magiesmom

                                                      I answered this already but my computer must have eaten it!

                                                      Mainly cuz it's already cubed and needs to be used as soon as possible. Since it's just the 2 of us I try to make things we both like. It's hard to cook for one and I don't want to freeze it.

                                                      I love squash-it would be nice if he'd just try it!

                                                      1. re: kydds4kids

                                                        Could you lay a little guilt trip on him? For example: honey (or whatever you call him), I know you're not crazy about this but would you honor me by at least tasting it? And leave your prejudice at home?"

                                                        1. re: c oliver

                                                          And if that doesn't work, pinch his nose and put it in his mouth when he opens it! My husband used to be REALLY picky. Okay, I don't think I ever actually DID that. No, I don't think so.

                                                          Today he ate a fish with BONES!

                                                          But seriously; my husband has major texture issues. My daughter too. Once I came to understand that, I could be less...assertive.

                                                          1. re: Shrinkrap

                                                            " pinch his nose and put it in his mouth"....I love it!

                                                          2. re: c oliver

                                                            Maybe, but I doubt it. He'll do ALMOST anything I ask him to but he is stubborn about this kind of stuff. Anyway, like I said earlier, it's fun to pull one over on him once in a while. Don't worry, he'd do it to me LOL

                                                          3. re: kydds4kids

                                                            Go ahead and roast it, then freeze it in 1 C. quantities for your own enjoyment. A few cubes thaw quickly and are great stirred into my scrambled eggs.

                                                            1. re: MidwesternerTT

                                                              In Scrambled Eggs, huh, interesting. I might try that myself in the A.M.

                                                              Thanks for the constructive suggestion!

                                                              1. re: kydds4kids

                                                                Liking that scrambled egg idea. Especially for breakfast for dinner.

                                                        2. And here I was expecting an Iron Chef-like butternut squash challenge: it's one of my favorites.

                                                          The last time I had a surplus of cooked squash, I made muffins (with pecans): I found the recipe on the web somewhere. The muffins hid the squash texture and taste.

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                                                            1. re: c oliver

                                                              Usually loaded with fat/sugar = not heart-healthy.

                                                              1. re: MidwesternerTT

                                                                Yeah, but I bet there are some workarounds that are still tasty. My mantra: everything in moderation including moderation :)

                                                                1. re: MidwesternerTT

                                                                  You are right about that, but can be modified without changing texture or taste.

                                                                2. re: c oliver

                                                                  Hi there C Oliver! Remember me and the soup/chili I ended up making? Well DH tasted the broth and said it was really good, but won't eat any of it cuz he saw red peppers in it! Growl!

                                                                3. re: tardigrade

                                                                  Sorry, even the Iron Chef couldn't solve this one. They use too many things neither one of us like!
                                                                  I love your muffin idea!

                                                                  1. re: kydds4kids

                                                                    Cook each of the veggies he won't touch, puree them until they are baby food. Portion them into jars or ziplocs and freeze. Use the purees in cooking/baking so that he isn't even aware they are there. Chocolate can hide any odd colors well. You could work the spinach, green beans and peas into muffin or cupcake recipes that are very (especially dark) chocolatey and he won't be able to pick out their flavors because the chocolate taste is so intense. I've done that with beets very successfully for kids.

                                                                    1. re: 1sweetpea

                                                                      He LOVES chocolate. Thanks for the advice!

                                                                      1. re: 1sweetpea

                                                                        He LOVES chocolate!
                                                                        My BIL hates beets. Maybe I'll make him a Beet Cake. I know I have the recipe somewhere in my kitchen!

                                                                        1. re: kydds4kids

                                                                          mine hates beets, even if in that salad with goat cheese... so i'm going to try this soup (i have lots of beets from CSA). http://food52baked .com/recipes/20253-karelian-borscht

                                                                          1. re: karmaya

                                                                            According to my husbad beets taste like dirt. The are one of a few things I can't get him to gag down.

                                                                            Last night he ate creamed collard greens but he was protesting the whole time.

                                                                            1. re: melpy

                                                                              the only way i get mine to eat "greens" is to prepare them with evoo, garlic, crushed dred chili flakes and italian sausage. there's also a portuguese potato soup that uses greens (and garlic) that he loves; i add some sort of spicy sausage. yum.

                                                                              1. re: melpy

                                                                                Mine is the same way and it's too bad because I love beets! It must be similar to the cilantro tasting thing.

                                                                            2. re: kydds4kids

                                                                              Mwahahaha! It pays to be the one in control in the kitchen. ;-)

                                                                              1. re: 1sweetpea

                                                                                So true. Last night my husband was "stuck" with Citrus and Herb Roasted Chicken, Caramelized Japanese White Turnips, and Roasted acorn squash halves.

                                                                                I asked if there was anything I should make again and he said maybe the squash.

                                                                      2. DH here also hates all squash, but loves parmesan pumpkin soup (recipe in jane brody's Good Food Gourmet) garnished with shreds of prosciutto. butternut perfect for this. peel, seed, cut up, cook in 1/2 swanson chicken broth and 1/2 water with rosemary sprigs & salt. remove rosemary & puree the soup. before serving add: dry marsala, parmesan cheese, white pepper and nutmeg. (email me for exact amts)garnish with slivers of prosciutto. I do a huge batch of this every thanksgiving.

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                                                                        1. re: karmaya

                                                                          I'd love the exact amounts for this! How do I email you?

                                                                          1. re: kydds4kids

                                                                            hmm. here are amts: 2 lbs (8 cps) butternut + 1.5 lbs baking potatos (whoops, forgot about those) peeled, cut into 1/2" + medium onion, rough chop. into 3 cps broth + 1 cp water + 1 sprig rosemary (or 1/4 t crumbled dry), salt to taste (can do later). before serving add: 1/3 cp fresh parm cheese, 3 Tbsp dry marsala, 1/4 t each fresh grated white pepper and nutmeg. you can freeze B4 adding last 4 ingredients. 8 servings.

                                                                        2. Anne Burrell has a recipe for butternut squash lasagna. Sliced butternut replaces the noodle. It's rather putzy and time consuming to make and truthfully, each step of the way I taste tested and thought "eh ~ not worth the effort", but the final product was beyond OUTSTANDING. I used mostly ground turkey breast with a small amount of the pork called for.

                                                                          Follow the directions. They're also rather humorous :)
                                                                          http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/an...

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                                                                          1. re: Scoutmaster

                                                                            "Bring the pan to a medium-high heat and season generously with salt and a sprinkey dink of crushed red pepper. Cook the veg until they start to get brown and form a crust on the bottom of the pan; be patient...this will take a little time. Scrape the crud off the bottom of the pan and let it re-form."
                                                                            I LOVED THIS PART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                                            Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/an...

                                                                            1. re: Scoutmaster

                                                                              i like burrell's food & her sensibility too, so will try this. thanks.

                                                                            2. Guess what I had for brunch! A cheese omelet with some celery, turnips and butternut nut squash in it! It was fabulous!
                                                                              Just made a plain omelet for DH.

                                                                              For dinner, we are having Baked Ham and Cabbage, with celery, carrots, turnips and butternut squash, hoping he will think it is sweet potato.

                                                                              1. I have two. This tart is sublime:

                                                                                http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

                                                                                This is a more 'manly' pasta with sausage:

                                                                                http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/fa...

                                                                                1. How about mashers. I've done the recipe below several times and it's always well received.

                                                                                  http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

                                                                                  1. You might try roasted cubes. I cut the squash into 1/4-1/2 inch cubes, lightly oil and season then roast them till brown. They come out sweet almost like sweet potatoes

                                                                                    1. I'm sure you've already used the squash by now, but my suggestion is mashing cooked butternut into meatballs. It goes really well with turkey meatballs with lots of herbs like sage, but beef, especially with some sausage mixed in, will hide the taste better. With my Dad, we sneak some chopped spinach in as well.

                                                                                      I've put a thick layer of butternut puree with some parmesan in it under the tomato tomato sauce on pizza and not even the pickiest littlest kid finds it. Olives help mask it, if he likes those.

                                                                                      I agree with the other posters who recommend putting it in chocolate cake. Does he like gingerbread or gingersnap cookies? That's another great place to tuck it in invisibly. Banana bread, too.

                                                                                      And how about in a fruit smoothie? If he's not averse to those, raw or cooked frozen butternut cubes will it will disappear right into a mix of frozen berries and orange juice with some vanilla yogurt or protein powder tossed in.

                                                                                      Last thought, you could stir some butternut puree into your other love, peanut butter, and use it for Chinese peanut noodles. Most recipes for that dish call for some kind of sweetener in the sauce anyway, and I think butternut would work really well in that capacity. I bet you could even pass off a mixture of PB and butternut in most PB applications.

                                                                                      Good luck, ninrn

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                                                                                      1. re: ninrn

                                                                                        WOW! What wonderful ideas! I may have to see if I can buy more Butternut Squash! Thank you!

                                                                                      2. Here's what I ended up doing. I wanted to make ham and cabbage so I baked my ham on a bed of cabbage, tossed in and couple handfuls of moire pas some, butternut squash, and turnips. I was hoping he would think the squash was sweet pot! Well, he ATE eat! and......are you ready for this...he said it was good! He never asked what all was in the cabbage so I never brought it up!

                                                                                        Thankyou, EVERYONE for all your help. You people are wonderful!

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                                                                                        1. re: kydds4kids

                                                                                          Yay! I hope you have continued success and many many veggie loving years together :)

                                                                                          1. re: Ttrockwood

                                                                                            How sweet. You are a kind and thoughtful person. I think I'd like to know you in person.

                                                                                          2. re: kydds4kids

                                                                                            Ignorance is bliss :)

                                                                                            Who cares what it is as long as you like it. Mine rarely asks questions anymore until after he tastes it.

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                                                                                              I hadn't noticed so I thank you very much. I need to find a way to save these wonderful suggestion and recipes.
                                                                                              Thanks again ever so much!