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Week One Winner: Butternut Squash Bread

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

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.

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.

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.