With my family's busy schedules, I am always looking for shortcuts when it comes to making meals. So today, I am sharing my secret for the easiest squash ever.
Here's what I do:
1) I use a sharp knife to cut a buttercup squash into quarters, and then I carefully cut off the peeling.
2) I cut the quarters into smaller pieces and place them in a microwave safe dish.
3) I cover the dish and use the sensor setting on my microwave to cook it. (In my microwave, it cooks at 75% for about 12 minutes.)
4) When it is finished, I drain out all the excess water, add a little butter, and mash it.
I often cut it up ahead of time, and keep it in the fridge. Then, at dinner time, I just need to pop it into the microwave. I just love squash, don't you?
Gina (aka East Coast Mommy)