Monday, January 3, 2011

Grilled vegetables packets

I mentioned a long time ago that we had joined a local growers group. It is different from a CSA (community supported agriculture group). You select only the foods that you want vs. getting a basket of someone else’s choosing. It is amazing!! This is our first truly cold week but up until now we have had a large variety of produce. One of the items that has been on the list for weeks now is butternut squash. You really cannot go wrong with this recipe. Even though my kids are crazy about butternut squash I can almost always get them to eat at least a few bites!

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Cut butternut squash into pieces. I usually cut it into circles horizontally, slice off the skin in a hexagon shape and then dice into pieces. Divide in to two batches. Place each batch on a piece of aluminum foil. Drizzle organic maple syrup over the squash. Fold the tin foil in thirds lengthwise (center the squash, fold one side over, then the other). Then fold the edges horizontally until you have a packet. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 min.

Variation: this can be done with any vegetables. You can also substitute olive oil. My dad is famous for cutting up sweet potatoes, asparagus, squash, and peppers and then grilling the packet. Oh, mmmmm!


  1. This is so ironic because I just bought one this morning and was going to start researching a recipe! Thanks for sharing!!
    I love your blog and am also taking baby steps to eating more organic (on a budget). I felt inspired by your title and enjoying learning how you started on this journey as well.

  2. Thanks, Sarah!! Let me know if you like it! I even cut up the vegetables at night and freeze them for later (great with 2 toddlers under foot ;). Let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions!

  3. I love butternut squash. Will have to get some tomorrow!

  4. Thanks, M.!! Hope it turns out great for you!!