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A Homesteader’s Guide To Squash Recipes

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Can’t decide what to do with squash? If you love squash, then try these delectable squash recipes I’ve compiled for you! Make your winter, even more, happier with these delectable squash recipes all jam-packed with flavors everyone is sure to love. I’ve got 22 easy to follow recipes, so you’ve definitely got choices.

22 Delectable Squash Recipes For Winter

It’s winter and the holiday is fast approaching. All I can think about is squash. I’ve planted a few around my homestead and boy have they grown. I’m ready to harvest and now I’m wondering what squash recipe to make with them. So if you’re also ready to start cooking like I am, grab one and let’s serve something your whole family will enjoy. Check out this list!

1. Kale, Butternut Squash And Poached Egg Dinner

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Don’t know what to serve for dinner? This kale, butternut squash, and poached egg dinner recipe will make your whole family fall in love with the simplicity of a farm table meal.

2. Butternut Squash Soup Recipes

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Why stick to one butternut squash soup recipe when you can try 15? Take note, these 15 butternut squash soup recipes are all hearty with the rich earthy flavor of butternut squash. They’re absolutely perfect to keep you all warm and happy!

3. Baked Parmesan Squash

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A simple side dish recipe you can make in minutes. Beware, this baked parmesan squash is totally addicting that is perfect when paired with grilled chicken, and steak, or even with a pasta.

4. Creamy Sage Butternut White Bean Gnocchi

Creamy Sage Butternut White Bean Gnocchi | A Homesteader's Guide to Squash Recipes

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Craving for something yummy and healthy? Then make this creamy sage butternut white bean gnocchi! It’s filled with sage, a self-indulgent vegetarian dish loaded with a healthy punch.

5. Spaghetti Squash With Bacon, Spinach, And Goat Cheese

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Why have the regular pasta when you can have spaghetti squash? I’m super excited to try this out, it just too perfect for my bounty this year.

6. Squash Casserole

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A dish you can serve for any special event. I’m sure you’ll also love the buttery cracker topping in this all time favorite squash casserole.

7. Skillet Chicken Pot Pie With Winter Squash And Kale

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie With Winter Squash And Kale | A Homesteader's Guide to Squash Recipes

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Ever had a chicken pot pie with winter squash? I’m sure like me, you’ll love this skillet chicken pot pie with winter squash and kale. This is just one of the many ways I prepare winter squash and kale for my family. It’s a winter staple in my homestead.

8. Vegan Butternut Squash Mac And Cheese

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This vegan butternut squash mac and cheese recipe is making me think about going vegan. Ooey, gooey, and absolutely creamy meatless dish to snuggle up with.

9. Raw Summer Salad

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It doesn’t have to be summer to enjoy this raw summer salad. A refreshing salad showcasing your fresh produce. Have it as a side dish or as your luncheon salad.

10. Beef and Butternut Squash Stew

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Planning to have stew for dinner? This deliciously healthy beef and butternut squash stew have that garden-fresh flavor you’ll surely enjoy.

11. One Skillet Butternut Squash And Sausage Pasta

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I’m sure anyone will appreciate not having to wash multiple pots and pans for one dish. A must try squash recipe one of these days since it can be made with any kind of greens, meat, and melty cheese.

12. Mini Delicata Squash Frittata

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Make it mini or make a bigger version, it’s up to you to have fun with this mini delicata squash frittata. It adds some flavorful appeal to your breakfast or lunch buffet.

13. Paleo “Ravioli”

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Want to go Paleo? Here’s a Paleo recipe that will give new light to ravioli. So practice your Paleo cooking skills and dig in into this savory Paleo ravioli.

14. Stewed Squash

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A Southern delicacy that will just melt in your mouth. The looks alone of this stewed squash will make you drooling, how much more when you taste it?

15. Yellow Squash Fritters

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Want something more than hash browns or potato pancakes? Then this squash recipe is just the thing you need to bring your meal to the next level.

16. Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna

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Here’s a lasagna recipe vegans will cheer for. The pureed butternut squash, cheeses, spinach, and other mouth-watering ingredients give lasagna a whole new flavor and color making it the ultimate fall and winter comfort food.

17. Squash Croquettes

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An easy recipe even beginner cooks can make. These squash croquettes are well-known in my homestead. It’s crispiness and golden brown color add some fun to our simple dinner with roast chicken and salad.

18. Butternut Squash Nachos

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If butternut squash is a hard sell in your family, then try these butternut squash nachos. It’s the healthier version of nachos that I’m sure anyone will drool over.

19. Garlic Parmesan Yellow Squash Chips

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Craving for a snack but want to save on the calories? Well, these amazingly savory garlic parmesan yellow squash chips will solve that problem.

20. Yellow Squash Cheddar Biscuits

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Squash biscuits? Yes please! With crisp yellow color and delicious smell, these enticing yellow squash cheddar biscuits will become the most requested snack for your kiddos. My grandkids loves it.

21. Pumpkin Beer Bread French Toast

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What goes together better than a beer and a french toast? There’s nothing that I can think of. Putting them together into a one flavorful recipe is a perfect way to combine joyful flavors that surely fits the bill.

22. Squash Pie

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Fill your home with the aroma of squash pie when you bake this. You can take this yummy pie to a potluck or party but be prepare to share the recipe, I know your friends will be asking. A flavorful alternative to a traditional pumpkin pie, it bakes up high and flavorful.

Still craving for more squash recipe ideas? Try making this butternut squash cajun fries from Allrecipes:

Come winter, since your all set for that chilly weather with these 22 squash recipes to fill your homestead great joys of preparing dish out from your own garden. I’m definitely in the mode of cooking now!

Also got bananas in your homestead, like me? Try them out with these 25 mouthwatering banana bread recipes!

What do you think of this list of squash recipes? Which one is your favorite? I’m excited to know! Let me know in the comments sections below.

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NYC Adds Nearly 4,000 People Who Never Tested Positive To Coronavirus Death Tolls

New York City added nearly 4,000 people who never tested positive for the coronavirus to its death toll Tuesday, bringing coronavirus-related deaths in the city to around 10,000 people.

The city decided to add 3,700 people to its death tolls, who they “presumed” to have died from the virus, according to a report from The New York Times. The additions increased the death toll in the U.S. by 17%, according to the Times report, and included people who were suffering from symptoms of the virus, such as intense coughing and a fever.

The report stated that Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio decided over the weekend to change the way the city is counting deaths.

“In the heat of battle, our primary focus has been on saving lives,” de Blasio press secretary Freddi Goldstein told the Times.“As soon as the issue was raised, the mayor immediately moved to release the data.”

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How To Make Lacto-Fermented Sauerkraut In A Mason Jar

The thing about homesteading is you get to create your own ingredient right from scratch! Cheese, yogurt, butter and now sauerkraut, a delightfully sour and crunchy ingredient you can use on your meals — or consume by itself — while on a homestead, or while facing this health crisis!

This homemade sauerkraut is a great meal because it has a long shelf life. You can either make plain sauerkraut or mix it with herbs and spices. In this tutorial let us make Lacto-fermented sauerkraut that preserves all the good probiotics in a jar, good for your guts.

So how to make sauerkraut in a mason jar?

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Delicious Sauerkraut Recipe Every Homesteader Should Know

Why Make Sauerkraut?

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Not only does sauerkraut spoil a long time, but it is also a meal in itself, and it is also easy to make! You don’t need to be an expert cook, all you need to do is follow these simple steps.

So let us get started. Here are the steps in making sauerkraut in a mason jar.

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of cabbage or 2 1/2 lbs cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon of salt

Tools Needed:

  • knife
  • bowl
  • mason jar
  • smaller jar
  • rubber band

Step 1: Wash & Clean the Tools & Ingredients



Wash all the equipment and utensils you need. Wash your hands too.

You don’t want to mix your sauerkraut with bad bacteria, anything that is going to make you sick.

Next, remove the faded leaves from your cabbage. Cut off the roots and the parts that don’t seem fresh.

Step 2: Cut the Cabbage Into Quarters & Slice Into Strips



Cut your cabbage into quarters and remove the core. Then, slice it into strips.

Step 3: Place in a Bowl & Sprinkle With Salt



Put the stripped cabbage into a bowl. Sprinkle the cabbage with 1 tablespoon of salt.

TIP: Use canning salt or sea salt. Iodized salt will make it taste different and may not ferment the cabbage.

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Step 4: Massage the Cabbage



Massage the cabbage for five minutes or more to get the juice out.

TIP: You’ll know it’s ready when you see a bit of juice at the bottom of the bowl and will look similar to coleslaw.

Step 5: Press Cabbage Into the Mason Jar



Add the cabbage to the mason jar gradually. Press it in hard to allow the juice to come out. Do this every time you add about a handful of cabbage.

IMPORTANT: Food should be covered by the liquid to promote fermentation. Add any excess liquid from the bowl to the jar.

Step 6: Press a Smaller Jar Into the Mason Jar



You want to squeeze every ounce of that juice from the cabbage. To do this place the mason jar in a bowl and get a smaller jar.

Fill it with water or marble to make it heavy. Press it into the bigger mason jar. Allow any juices to rise to the surface.

Step 7: Cover the Jars With Cloth & Tie With Rubber Band



Leave the small jar on. To keep your jars clean from annoying insects and irritating debris, cover your jars with a clean cloth. Then, use a rubber band to tie the cloth and the jars together, putting them in place.

Step 8: Set Aside & Check Daily

Set it aside in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight. Check the water level daily. It should always be above the cabbage.

Step 9: Taste Your Sauerkraut & Keep at Cool Temperatures

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After about five days, you can taste your sauerkraut. If the taste is to your liking, tightly cover it with the lid and store in the fridge or cellar.

NOTE: If after five days it’s still not your desired taste, leave it for a few more days. This will allow the fermentation process to continue.

You can now enjoy your sauerkraut in a mason jar. Enjoy its goodness! You can use it as a side dish or mix it with your favorite sandwich.

Things to Remember in Making Sauerkraut

  • Store away from direct sunlight and drafts.
  • Colder weather will make the process longer. Spring is the best time to make them since the warmth helps activate the fermentation.
  • Always make sure that the cabbage is below the water level during the entire fermentation process.
  • If the water level decreases during the fermentation process, you can make a brine and add it.

Let us watch this video from Kristina Seleshanko on how to make delicious Lacto-fermented sauerkraut in a mason jar!

So there you have it! Making Lacto-fermented sauerkraut in a mason jar is as easy as slicing the cabbage into strips. Remember that as long it remains unopened, your sauerkraut can last for months. Best of all, you can partner this sauerkraut in many recipes.

What do you think of this homemade recipe? Share your best sauerkraut recipe in the comments section below!

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9 SPRING VEGETABLES FOR YOUR GARDEN

Having plants in the house will bring peace to people. Having a little garden with vegetables is even better! You can grow these vegetables in your backyard garden easily as well!

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In this article:

  1. Tomato
  2. Eggplant
  3. Beet
  4. Spinach
  5. Pea
  6. Carrot
  7. Radish
  8. Cauliflower
  9. Asparagus

Growing veggies in your garden will give you an opportunity to understand what you eat and value it more. Early spring is when most vegetables are being planted. Keep reading to learn about 9 spring vegetables that anyone can grow in their garden!

Tomato

Tomato is the most popular garden vegetable in the States! There are different varieties to choose from. Tomatoes need to be planted in early spring because they won’t survive a frost.

Because tomatoes are consumed daily, try adding them to your garden! They’re not difficult to grow either.

Eggplant

Eggplants are known to have low-calorie, vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Plus, they are delicious! So why not plant them in your garden?

Eggplants shouldn’t be planted too early because they won’t be able to survive a frost. So you could consult an expert in your area before you plant your eggplants.

Beets

Beets are known to be a superfood for its various health benefits. They’re easier to grow in the garden, usually around late March or early April.

If the weather is always cool, beets will keep getting bigger and bigger. Once the weather starts to warm up, you’ll need to harvest them, or they’ll go to waste.

Spinach

Spinach is a delicious early spring veggie, and it’s also very beneficial for health. And it’s not difficult to grow spinach in your garden!

Spinach needs cold weather to grow. Getting spinach to grow is easy, but keeping it growing will require some extra care.

Pea

Peas are usually planted in late April. Peas will die in freezing temperatures, but they also won’t survive the heat either. So make sure you plant your peas in early spring.

Peas are widely used in many different ways, and there are different types of peas. The soil you’ll be planting your peas should be suitable for them, so make sure you ask while buying seeds.

Carrot

There are different types of carrots, but regardless of their size and color, it’s a fact that carrots are both delicious and rich in vitamins.

They’re root vegetables, so with proper sun and watering, they can be picked up as baby carrots as well.

Radish

A radish is an excellent option for beginners because it doesn’t require too much care. Radish is easy to harvest.

Radish grows fast, so it’s better to keep an eye on it after a few weeks. Radish usually is grown pest-free, but there’s always the chance of unwanted guests, so watch out for worms. Radish can be eaten raw or can be added to garnish recipes.

Cauliflower

Cauliflower isn’t the easiest vegetable to grow at home, but it is very popular.

Cauliflower grows better in colder weather, so before you plant it, consider the climate of your garden. Cauliflower can be eaten raw or cooked, and it is known to be very beneficial for health.

Asparagus

Freshly picked, tender asparagus is very delicious!

Asparagus plants get more productive with each harvest, and mature asparagus harvest can last for months! Make sure you plant them at the correct time, or else they might go to waste.

All the vegetables listed above are great for your healthy diet, and it’s fun to watch them grow. So don’t miss out on the opportunity to grow your own veggies and eat healthy this spring!

So tell us which veggies will you be growing this spring? Tell us in the comments section!

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