Butternut Squash Lasagna

Yet another way to enjoy your butternut squash!

1 butternut squash
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 Tablespoon honey
1 Teaspoon dried oregano
1 Teaspoon dried basil
Salt and pepper, to taste
Dash of hot sauce
1 chopped bunch of black kale, (main stem removed)
2 cups collage cheese
12 cooked whole wheat lasagna noodles
1 1/2 cups shredded mozarella cheese

You need to start this recipe with a cooked squash. You can microwave it in pieces until soft, or bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes. Either way, cut at least in half, (smaller pieces cook faster) scoop out seeds and place in a dish of water.

After it’s cooked to roughly the softness of a cooked potato, remove, cool enough to handle and scoop out into a bowl.

Put garlic, honey, spices and dash of hot sauce in Cuisinart or other blender and blend until smooth.

In a pan of boiling water, steam chopped up kale until just slightly soft.

Then combine cottage cheese and kale. Put 1/3 of your cooked, mashed squash into the bottom of a 9×12 baking dish. Layer with 3 lasagna noodles. Spread 1/2 of the cheese/kale mixture over the noodles. Layer with 3 more noodles. Repeat, finishing with the squash layer. to[p with mozarella cheese. Bake for 45 minutes at 350F.



Harvest Ticket February 5-6, 2013


Happy 1st Birthday, Princiess Boo!

We weren’t sure how Boo’s first birthday party would pan out… as, well…you never quite know with a spoiled-beyond belief miniature goat with a mind of her own. Lance made quite the deal out of it, certainly more than he’s made out of any one else‘s birthday around here for a while. Ha ha! There never was a prouder goat owner, that’s for sure. He even went to a bakery and picked up a healthy blueberry muffin for her birthday cake. No unhealthy frosting here! Boo didn’t want anything to do with her “goat cake,” unfortunately, and her other guests stomped right over it to get to that tasty looking book.

Boo waits impatiently for her guests to arrive at her first birthday party.

Boo chooses “content over calories” and eats a book instead of her birthday cake.

Daddy Carl supervises the party

Most of his daughter’s guests ate their hats; but Carl…ever the good Dad, wears his proudly.