Friday, October 15, 2010

feed me friday: help wanted

I had a huge windfall . . . of the squash variety!


And this isn't all of it . . . I have three more on the porch with the pumpkins.  The one in front is over a foot and a half long. 

What on earth am I going to do with my squash windfall?

My daughters want us to make a squash family - mom, dad, sisters.  So that takes care of four of them, but what am I going to do with the ginormous one and the two other normal-sized ones?

Do you have any great squash recipes?  Help wanted!

Cook on!

9 comments:

Pam said...

You can bake them in the microwave or oven and use the insides in any recipe that calls for pumpkin!

stephaniegiese said...

http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=10000000630067

Here's a recipe for a two cheese squash casserole from Southern Living that sounded yummy. :)

Debra said...

I make squash ravioli! This is one meal that is so good that my husband lets me get away with not having meat in it!

http://www.housewifeeclectic.com/2010/07/tasty-tuesdays-squash-ravioli.html

There are two types on that post. The butternut squash is my favorite!

Amanda said...

If those are spaghetti squash(thats what they look like to me) then you can shred it with a fork and cook it and use it like spaghetti noodles :)

Carol said...

Boil, mash, add butter, salt and brown sugar. It is the best!! Also, you can make sweet potato pie with butternut squash. Add cubes of peeled squash to chicken soup. Cook until soft.
Boil and puree' and add to any soup for thickener. It is not creamy thick, it is just more hardy. For more savory flavor cook chunks in with your Sunday roast along with potatoes. Roast chunks in the oven with a drizzle of olive oil, some salt and some fresh herbs sprinkled on.

Tanya said...

You can shred it raw (or cook and mash or puree) and freeze it for later. I often throw bits of pumpkin, squash and zucchini into pasta sauce, chili, cakes, loaves, muffins for extra nutrition.

VickiT said...

My favorite way to cook the butternut squash (the three behind the ginormous one) is to poke holes and stick it into the microwave on a platter since it will make a mess otherwise. Then just keep checking until you can poke a fork easily into it, pull it out, cut in half lengthwise, remove the seeds and scoop it out. Then put into a bowl with lots of yummy butter, salt and pepper or like my Mom used to, a small amount of brown sugar. YUM. super simple

Lu said...

My destructive husband suggests smashing them. But he's also not a squash lover. :)

I say craft them... spray paint, a vinyl monogram, some ribbon... but I'm not much of a squash eater myself...

~Tina said...

Muffins, pancakes, quick breads, I would love to have that much squash!

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