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BAKED BUTTERNUT SQUASH

Yields1 Serving

The sweetness, color, and warmth of butternut squash benefit the Stomach and Spleen which have a “mother-child” relationship with the Lung, the organ associated with the Fall.

 1 Tablespoon of olive oil
 1 Tablespoon of butter
 salt, to taste
 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1” cubes
 chopped fresh herbs, such as basil or thyme, optional
1

Preheat oven to 375.

2

Add all ingredients to a large casserole dish. Mix to incorporate.

3

Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Then mix, carefully dislodging any stuck squash from the bottom of the pan.

4

Continue cooking, uncovered, for about 30 minutes, or until the squash is tender.

5

Top with fresh herbs and season with salt and pepper.

6

Serve warm.