Friday, November 8, 2013

Banana Squash, Easy & Delicious


 Banana Squash--One hour to enjoy


Here's what you'll need:
2-3 Tbsp Olive oil
sea salt
Optional:
1 Tbsp real maple syrup
6 slices of bacon uncooked

Instructions:
First take your banana squash and wash the outside.

Cut in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds. (Here's where I would take my squash innards and toss them out to my chickens!) Don't remove the skin! You'll store and bake this baby with the skin on!
Use plastic wrap and securely wrap one half of the squash and put it in your fridge. You'll use this other half next week in another recipe.

Now for the half sitting on your counter. Get a large cutting board and slice up the squash just like you see in the above picture. You should have several slices about 3/4 inch thick that resemble slices of watermelon. Place this on your baking sheet. I have a Silpat that I like to use but you can cook this without. Drizzle about 2-3 Tablespoons of olive oil over the squash. Now sprinkle with a bit of sea salt. Optional is to drizzle with 1 Tbsp real maple syrup.
You can also take 6 slices of raw bacon, arrange them over the squash and cook--that's a favorite for bacon lovers!

Bake for one hour in a 350 degree oven. Serve and eat just like a slice of watermelon. Absolutely delicious, healthy, and heart-warming.
Enjoy your squash!