This is a nice twist on squash. Even if your kids won't eat squash, they might be willing to give this a try.
FRUITY SWEET BANANA SQUASH
*1 banana squash, peeled and diced
*2 firm, ripe, bartlett pears, peeled, cored, and diced
*1/4 cup butter
*4 tablespoons water
*2 tablespoons butter, melted
*2 tablespoons brown sugar
*2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
*1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
*1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
~Put water & 1/4 cup butter into into a medium size saucepan.
~Add squash & pears to water.
~Bring water to a boil over medium high heat.
~Once water is boiling, cover & reduce heat to low.
~Cook for 10-15 minutes, or until squash is tender.
~Remove from heat, and drain any liquid.
~Mix in banana and cover back on pan.
~In a small bowl, mix butter, dark brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon & pumpkin pie spice.
~Drizzle butter mixture over squash & pears.
~Let stand for about 5 minutes before serving.
For those of you who are not sure what a 'sweet banana squash' looks like: