Butternut Squash and Cheddar Dip

We’ve got dozens of butternut squash recipes at http://grassfedcow.com/ingredient/butternut-squash/ but I’m throwing out one more in case you are tired of butternut squash soup and roasted butternut squash cubes. This one’s from seriouseats.com. Interesting tip about using the microwave. I’m going to try that this week.

Curried Cider Pork Stew

So now I’m pretending the temperatures are cooperating and a nice stew is in order. Or maybe you’re just ready for stew no matter that it’s in the upper 80s out there.

Maybe you still have a carrot or two left over from last week? If not, skip the carrots in this recipe. Add more squash, dice in eggplant instead, substitute a few peppers ….. it’s up to you. I don’t remember where this recipe came from, but hope you’re using Riverview pork when you make it.

Beef and Butternut Chili

Butternut chili recipes abound because butternut is a delicious addition to any chili recipe, soaking up and complementing the flavors in a way few other vegetables can do. This recipe started out in Bon Appetit. Use whatever dried whole peppers you have on hand. And if you don’t have any, then chili powder will do. Lots of great chili recipes start with this toasting/soaking/grinding step for dried chiles and so I keep a few small bags on hand in the freezer. If I were more of a connoisseur, I suppose I would be more stringent about which peppers I use, but I find they all turn out pretty delicious.