September 29, 2011


I may like squash more than pumpkin. Maybe.

I roasted up a pan of butternut squash and fennel this afternoon to have for an early dinner. I tossed them in a few tbsp of coconut oil along with salt, pepper and cinnamon. 400* for 30 minutes = divine buttery squash.


A light dinner heavy on the vegetables because I was headed out to meet Matt at Second Street Gallery where we were providing bread for the second Brews with a View event this summer.


This time we made ROLLS! Lots of rolls along with cinnamon butter, herbed butter, curried tuna and lemony hummus (all made in-house so I’m sorry I can’t share the recipes)


We met some of our friends there – Eileen and Meredith and their respective gentlemen – and also met a few new friends of the gallery.

[It was chilly enough to wear a jacket!]



I had about 4 stuffed rolls throughout the evening. The cinnamon butter was my fav!


Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm all you can drink brews!!!

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And great music!


Just got home – my legs are so tired from standing!!

Can you smell the weekend yet?

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1 Cait's Plate September 29, 2011 at 8:46 pm

gah! I would’ve been all over that cinnamon butter! that plus GH bread?! I mean, that’s stuff that dreams are made of right there!

I often neglect squash and I really shouldn’t – it’s so delicious!

I can DEFINITELY smell the weekend coming!! I want it to be here already!


2 Christine @ BookishlyB September 29, 2011 at 8:47 pm

They need to publish a GH cookbook for those that don’t live near one! Those butters sound so good- I need to experiment with adding ingredients to the normal stuff for some variety.


3 Krissy - Shiawase Life September 29, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Must have more bread…


4 kaila@ healthy helper blog! September 29, 2011 at 9:03 pm

I love rolls! So much more fun to eat then regular slices!


5 katie @KatieDid September 29, 2011 at 9:07 pm

mmmm but what kind of squash?! there are too many kinds to choose from. I like butternut better than pumpkin but pumpkin trumps most of the other kinds for me!


6 KathEats September 30, 2011 at 8:29 am

Butternut + acorn!


7 Angel7 September 29, 2011 at 9:09 pm

The spreads for the rolls sound sooo good!



8 Mom September 29, 2011 at 9:11 pm

I toasted some of your rolls today that I had in the freezer. Delish!


9 Erin (Travel Eat Repeat) September 29, 2011 at 9:12 pm

I like pumpkin for sweet treats but when it comes to dinner, I’m all about squash. There’s something so comforting and delicious about simply roasting sliced squash with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. A go-to meal September through winter.


10 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 29, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Oh I can smell the weekend and can’t wait!

What cute little rolls you made.

And I *love* fennel. It’s such an under-loved veggie in my opinion :)


11 Sana September 29, 2011 at 9:18 pm

:) I love love fall jacket weather :)!


12 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries September 29, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Mmmm! I think the cinnamon butter would be my fave too!


13 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles September 29, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Cinnamon butter would have been my fav too! Mmmmm!
…..Yep, the weekend is soooooo close! Thank goodness!


14 Abby White September 29, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Oh my! I just made the roasted delicata squash, sweet potato and cauliflower using coconut oil , cinnamon and curry powder. Oh so good. We must be on the same wavelength tonight. To bad, I didn’t have any of those awesome rolls and nut butter.


15 Gina @ running to the kitchen September 29, 2011 at 9:31 pm

You guys have the coolest events. Super jealous! I love squash in an entirely different way than pumpkin so it’s hard to compare the two.


16 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy September 29, 2011 at 9:32 pm

I am loving squash right now, I have an acorn squash I need to make! Sounds like a fun evening! Cinnamon butter on rolls sound amazing!


17 Kim @ Eat, Live, and Blog September 29, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Cinnamon butter?! That sounds like heaven! I would love to try some. :)

Your squash sounds great and delicious especially since you added some coconut oil on it. I need to find some coconut oil now.


18 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday September 29, 2011 at 9:40 pm

That sounds like a great event!


19 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers September 29, 2011 at 9:41 pm

Hmmm, interesting coconut oil on squash! I’m going to give that a try. I love Butternut squash, acorn squash and pumpkin. You gotta love fall foods!


20 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) September 29, 2011 at 9:54 pm

I have already roasted two pumpkins! I am going need an intervention by the end of fall.


21 Deva @ Deva by Definition September 29, 2011 at 10:07 pm

My weekend started this evening – I took tomorrow off! I’m super excited :-) and enjoying some yummy chocolate!


22 Kristina @ Love and Zest September 29, 2011 at 10:09 pm

It’s smelling pretty strong over here… wish it were cool enough for jackets in FL….hopefully soon. I love butternut and acorn squash better than pumpkin, hands down.


23 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) September 29, 2011 at 10:16 pm

A roll buffet!! I loooooove it 😀 Rolls are the best!

I definitely like butternut squash more than pumpkin. I know, I know…


24 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio September 29, 2011 at 10:34 pm

What a fantastic evening!! Y’all Rock and ‘Roll’ed (literally).


25 Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco September 29, 2011 at 10:38 pm

I just made squash on my blog. That’s so funny! I literally just posted it. You read my mind! 😉 The pumpkin/squash saga continues!

Happy Friday (almost)!


26 Ariffa September 29, 2011 at 11:23 pm

I thought I was on the wrong blog when I saw the fenel! Mistook it for onion. Fun lookin’ night, the BREAD !!!


27 lynn @ the actor's diet September 29, 2011 at 11:31 pm

sometimes i feel like squash tastes more like pumpkin than pumpkin!


28 Lara @TresLaLa to TinyLaLa September 29, 2011 at 11:43 pm

Mmmm, that dinner just looks like fall!

Did you peel the squash? I thought you had to peel butternut (i.e., the peel isn’t edible), but it looks like yours is still on. Am I mixing up my squashes?


29 Khushboo September 29, 2011 at 11:53 pm

Sorry to butt in but the peel is def edible…it’s actually one of my fave parts about squash- just scrub it well!


30 KathEats September 30, 2011 at 8:30 am

I peeled this one. I’ve eaten the peels before – they are delicious – but I think they are a bit difficult on digestion…ifyouknowwhatimean.

Acorn squash is ribboned so it’s really hard to peel, so I do eat the peel on that one. But I usually peel the butternut.


31 Khushboo September 29, 2011 at 11:52 pm

Squash > pumpkin hands down! I love the idea of roasting it with coconut oil!


32 Jamie September 30, 2011 at 12:12 am

I remember in your old blog bios, you had pictures of Matt from the early days and in college. He was bigger then. How’d he get so thin? Bakery owner/beer brewer, shouldn’t that be the cause of beer bellies and such? And you’d think people gain weight even more as they age now that he’s older. I’m a long time reader and have been meaning to ask, also because my husband is piling on the pounds and he’s looking for ways to get back into shape, maybe to even like when he was in college.


33 KathEats September 30, 2011 at 8:32 am

That’s because he used to drink beer 6 nights a week :) Now it’s more like 3.

He eats bread all the time, but I think he’s a perfect example of how bread = energy. He’s moving all day long, so he needs the carbohydrates and they don’t get stored as fat.

His BMI is smack in the middle of the healthy range


34 Ali @ Peaches and Football September 30, 2011 at 6:17 am

Wow that squash looks ridiculously amazing. Need to run out and make some for myself.

Super excited for the weekend. Nothing planned yet but hey, it’s the weekend, we can get excited over nothing. :-)


35 Cait @ Beyond Bananas September 30, 2011 at 6:20 am

I have just started experimenting with new squashes. (I am late on that train) .. and love spagetti squash… I need to get going on butternut squash as well!

Live music is always fun!


36 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes September 30, 2011 at 6:44 am

Yummmm! That cinnamon butter sounds to good :)


37 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning September 30, 2011 at 7:16 am

Mmm… Coconut oil on butternut squash- I’ll have to try that! I always put on a little cinnamon and or nutmeg + salt and olive oil.
All you can drink beers is a very dangerous thing!


38 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 30, 2011 at 7:19 am

I’ve actually just been sitting here for a full 2 minutes contemplating whether I like squash better than pumpkin. I can’t decide! 😛


39 Molly @ RDexposed September 30, 2011 at 7:24 am

The boyfriend just admited at dinner the other night that he may like butternut squash more than pumpkin. Pairing it with fennel?! I’m copying that. Fennel is so underrated!

Also, have you and Matt heard about Crispin? I just went to a product line event last night and was very impressed with their hard ciders and perries. It’s the polar opposite of Woodchucks! I put up some info in today’s post if you want to peek at it.


40 KathEats September 30, 2011 at 8:33 am

I have never been a big fan of cider. It just tastes like apple juice to me!


41 Molly September 30, 2011 at 9:09 am

Agreed less than 15 hours ago! I’d recommend sampling with them with a few people. A lot of beer drinkers were jumping on them last night though. For one line of their ciders they use beer yeast strands to ferment! They also have an entire mixology for mixing the ciders with beer. So surprisingly good.


42 Jennifer September 30, 2011 at 8:02 am

MMmmmm….LOVE rolls! Those look and sound SOOO good! Were you guys up on a rooftop? Hope you have a fantastic Friday!


43 KathEats September 30, 2011 at 8:33 am



44 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope September 30, 2011 at 8:27 am

I love squash too! I just got some butternut squash and I cannot wait to roast it tonight! :) Yum! Those rolls look delicious! Cinnamon butter is my favorite. Cinnamon butter on a pumpkin bagel is heavenly.


45 kathleen @ the daily crumb September 30, 2011 at 8:28 am

as always i am super jealous of your fluffy delicious breads, kath! cute jacket :)


46 VeggieGirl September 30, 2011 at 8:48 am

That sounds like a winning combination to me- rolls and brews, mmmmmm!!


47 Caitlin September 30, 2011 at 12:55 pm

My brother organizes Brews with a View at Second Street Gallery! And know he very much appreciates the bread donations! :) I’ve yet to visit him but when I do I hope to meet you too :)


48 KathEats September 30, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Andrew!? I think he mentioned that his sister turned him on to KERF :)


49 Caitlin September 30, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Yes, that’s him!


50 Shaun @ snackasaurusrex September 30, 2011 at 3:32 pm

We don’t eat much bread in our house, primarily the sandwich thins, BUT you have me jonsing for some GH bread! Think I’ll swing by and pick up some on my way home from work for a weekend treat! Happy Weekend!


51 Gina (Yogattude) September 30, 2011 at 4:56 pm

On coconut oil…the jar I have says “medium heat, up to 350 degrees.” My boyfriend always protests me using it to roast veggies. Are there different coconut oils that can withstand higher levels of heat. Is it a really conservative esitmate on the label…and is safe (for the most-part??) This is alwyas a question I have because I LOVE coconut oil!


52 KathEats September 30, 2011 at 5:47 pm

I think it just means not to fry or pan-sear with it. I think it’s fine for roasting – just not flame-to-pan type things


53 Natalie the Awesome September 30, 2011 at 6:30 pm

ohhhhh DUH! it took me like 10 minuets to figure out that “squashed” title!! i get it now!!! :) lol i am so awesome! 😀


54 Natalie the Awesome September 30, 2011 at 6:31 pm

haha :)


55 Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats September 30, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Cinnamon butter :) Yum!


56 Erin October 1, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Oh man. I obviously 100% understand that you can’t share GH recipes, but the GH cinnamon butter is so amazing. I find myself craving it and running over to get a sample! LOL! Of course, if I knew the ratios for making it, I’d probably weigh 230948 pounds, so maybe it’s for the best! 😉


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