Casserole makes the most of squash
Among more than 100 recipes in family cook’s The Simple Bites
Squash is at its best now, and this recipe lets you take advantage of it. Consider the casserole a convenience food because you can make it ahead of time and bake when needed.
Aimée Wimbush-Bourque, Montreal family cook, has included it as one of more than 100 recipes in The Simple Bites Kitchen (Penguin, $32).
The casserole flavours harmonize with various meats, including turkey, making it a good candidate for Christmas dinner.
Wimbush-Bourque, who blogs at Simple Bites, makes a persuasive case in this, her second cookbook, for spending lots of time in the kitchen with children, introducing them to the pleasures of cooking.
It’s a user-friendly book, beautifully illustrated by photographers Tim and Angela Chin.
Vegetable combinations are particularly imaginative. Other examples include: spinach lasagna stuffed peppers, root vegetable cider stew, roasted tomato and lentil soup.
Squash combines with apple and leek in an easy-going fall casserole that may be made in advance of baking.