Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Banana Squash Hide and Seek and Squash Recipes

Do you see that sneaky squash hiding in my garden? No?
Now do you see it?
My husband had to help me get it out of the garden and I decided to get my old bathroom scale and see how much this baby weighed!


It weighed about 27 pounds! A monster banana squash!

It's a good thing that we love squash and that there are tons of yummy recipes for this tasty fall vegetable. *Remember that squash will store will for several months in a cool, dry, dark place--kind of how you store potatoes. I keep mine out in the garage with an old rug wrapped around them.
Here's part of our bountiful harvest. Now how about some recipes?
I'll be posting the very simplest way to eat banana squash next. For now, here's a link to one of my favorite soups. http://www.mashedpotatoesandcrafts.com/2012/10/sweet-meat-squash.html The nice thing with squashes is that many of them are interchangeable. Most of the large meaty squashes can be used in different recipes without affecting the taste much. I like to use banana squash if I don't have a butternut squash handy.
Considering the size of this giant, I'll be making quite a few lovely squash recipes. Can't wait to share them with you!  
Happy Fall!