Cutting into a butternut squash is always a cheery experience with it's sunny innards. This beta carotene rich, dietary fibre source of phyto-nutrients was grown in our garden, cured in the sun and stored until now, when I decided we simply must have roasted butternut squash puree with the chicken I'm roasting. Vitamin A is thought to be important for maintaining the skin and mucous membranes, as well as being essential for eyesight, making squash a great winter food. Butternut squash contains more Vitamin A than a pumpkin, which is known to be a superfood, so I think butternut squash is super too! The most super part of growing butternut squash is their ability to store so well. This probably would have lasted a couple more months, I have yet to grow enough squash that I still have some left in March.
My favorite saying has changed, from next year to THIS year, as it will be time to start seeds indoors before you know it!