Week One Winner: Butternut Squash Bread

Wrapping up Week One of our vegetable adventure, here’s some of what we made:

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Three delicious loaves of Butternut Squash Bread

Best recipe of the week: Butternut Squash Bread

This yeast bread has egg, milk, sugar, and melted butter. It almost comes out exactly like cake, but the rind is slightly firmer.

Runner-up: Spinach sauteed in butter

(No picture; it was eaten too quickly!) Because everything tastes magical when it’s swimming in butter. We really liked how they were thicker and more flavorful than the grocery store alternative.

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Cucumber and pesto bites

Last favorite: Basil Pesto

I take responsibility for this one going bad. I used an olive oil that had basil in it and I completely forgot the garlic. The basil flavor was way too overpowering. Oops. It was used a lot throughout the week anyway, including smeared on the squash bread, with cucumber slices. Our son liked the bite-size pieces.

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Cucumber salad

Honorable mention: Cucumber Salad with a Homemade Vinegar Dressing

Two remaining cucumbers were sliced and dressed up with a homemade vinegar dressing concoction. (It was like being a mad scientist with spices and a Pyrex measuring cup.) To the best of my memory, it was about 1/8 cup of vinegar, a Tbsp of sugar, and many vigorous dashes of salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder.

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