Today was one of the best days I have had on the farm all year. The weather was glorious and despite the fact that I was in a back-braking bent over position for 90 percent of the day, my spirits were high! We harvested all morning with a nice hour-long break weeding the spinach before lunch. While we were in the spinach patch a couple of people began sharing some recent recipes that they had been cooking up. A major trend in all the recipes was butternut squash. We just began harvesting winter squash last week and I think people are really excited about all the wonderful recipes that involve winter squash. Butternut being the most popular! People shared soup recipes, ravioli recipes, and salad recipes. I started asking if people thought it would be a good idea to make a butternut squash pizza. Naturally, everyone agreed that that was the best idea ever. So tonight’s dinner is my own creation and I am happy to share this with you all. It was so tasty and really easy for the most part. Here is what went down in the kitchen tonight!
I first peeled, seeded, and cubed two small butternut squash. I then tossed the cubed squash with olive oil, paprika, cumin, and salt. Baked in the oven at 375 for 25 minutes. While that was going on I fried up a little bacon! Yes I love bacon and put it on WAY too many things. I left the bacon a little under cooked because it would be going in the oven with the pizza for 10 minutes.
Once the butternut squash was ready I took it out of the oven and blended it in the food processor.
I do wash my hands, but the dirt under my nails will never go away! That is the price you pay for being a farmer!
While I was blending away Taylor got busy with the pizza dough!
While we were both working hard in the kitchen Henry took a nap…..
Once the dough was ready I began to layer the butternut squash puree, and then some goat cheese
Then I added the bacon and baked in the oven at 420 degrees for 9 minutes.
I topped the whole pizza off with a simple arugula salad with olive oil, lemon juice, and parmesan cheese.
The guest of honor got to have the first slice!
If you need to impress someone I would suggest you make this pizza! I’m not trying to toot my own horn or anything, but it was really good!
Off to bed! Have a great night!