Apple and Squash Crisp

Let me introduce you to my new best friend…

A few weeks ago I used this mix to make apple crisp.  It was a revelation.  Dear Husband and I wolfed it down.  Addison not so much.  He has this affliction that prevents him from enjoying any sort of food that tastes good.  He would do very well in a 17th century prison in France where all they got was dry bread and water.  It’s practically his favorite meal.

Last night I made a desperate attempt to get some sort of vegetable into my kids.  My theory was that if you put enough butter and sugar on anything, kids will eat it.

Apple & Squash Crisp was born.

Peal and chop into bite size pieces one acorn squash and two apples.  Place in a 8×8 baking dish.

The directions on the package call for 4 Tbs. of butter.  Trust me right now when I say that is not enough.  One stick of butter will do nicely.

Because squash does not have as much moisture as apples you need to add a couple of tablespoons or so of water to the apples and squash.  Because I wanted to make sure there was ample sweetness I decided to add a generous drizzle of caramel sauce.

Melt butter and combine with mix.  Pour on top of apples and squash, cover with foil and bake at 375 for 30 to 40 minutes.

Dear Husband, Harry and I enjoyed this very much.  Addison on the other hand was in tears.  I made the mistake of telling him to eat his super sweet squash.  All he heard was squash.  I should have told him that it was an apple from the poo-poo tree on the planet Fart.  He did, however, manage to choke down a bite of apple and a bite of squash.  Dear Husband is a master at distraction and before he knew it he had been tricked into chewing and swallowing.  Thank God for my dear Dear Husband and his dinner time patience.  If it weren’t for him this child would have starved by now.

9 Responses

  1. Vince Chough

    You would have to post this on a day of fasting for me! Looks yummy. We too often have to distract our young ones into ingesting wholesomeness. Have a blessed weekend, Vince

  2. Vince Chough

    Sorry, had to add this one… maybe we should tell our kids that candy is made from spinach.
    Think it’ll work? Naaaaahhh…

    • Hugs, Kisses and Snot

      Sorry to those who are trying to cut out sugar for Lent! Maybe you could make this for Easter lunch.

      Candy is made from spinach…I don’t think he would buy it 🙂

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