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Using It Up: Butternut Squash

March 30th, 2018 at 10:31 am

I guess it was January when I last made a point of using things up. I was doing an Uber Frugal Month with spending and using things we already had on hand was part of making that work.

I had some diced butternut squash in the fridge that I didn't even get to then! It's almost April! Late this morning, I threw the squash in a saucepan with garlic, onion, ginger and carrots to saute' for several minutes. Oh yes, there was salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes. I added some chicken broth (made from bouillon) and simmered for another ten minutes. And then in the end added a cup of milk (I was going to use coconut milk, but it had gone bad, oops!). Finally, blended it with my immersion blender.

My food stores are still pretty limited from the Uber Frugal month. To me this means we are buying only what we will actually eat and use! Far less food waste or extra money spent.

I know it's a holiday weekend for many and could mean more spending on groceries, but be sure to check your pantry before you go shopping. Maybe you already have ingredients you need, or possibly you have something on hand that could be used instead of something you think you need to buy.

Yesterday, I listed six new items to eBay. These were items we found this month to let go. These were ones that may have a chance of selling for a few dollars. I'm hoping for some quick sales!

I hope you all enjoy your weekend! Stay frugal out there. Smile

4 Responses to “Using It Up: Butternut Squash”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I have some butternut squash in my freezer - am planning on using it in my stew tomorrow.

  2. Amber Says:

    The sautéed squash sounds amazing. Hope you have a great holiday as well

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Sounds like a good use of that squash! I like your term: "Stay frugal out there!" Smile

  4. Rose. Says:

    We are trying to use up some stuff we have too.
    And I have 4 brand new mini blinds in the box and sealed that I am going to try to sell this week.

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