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Overcoming the butternut squash glut


Last Edited: November 20, 2005, 1:13 pm

Hi blogsters:

If you happen to live in an area where all your neighbors had a bumper-crop of butternut squash, or if your own garden overflowed with them, here's a solution. 

Chop the top off, pull out the seeds, throw a bit of butter, cinnamon and brown sugar into the cavity and cover it with a square of plastic.  Microwave it seven or eight minutes and you have a snack that tastes a bit like pumpkin pie.

You can eat it repeatedly until you turn purple in the face whenever there's a prospect of ever seeing one again.

Incidently, that microwave over was actually invented for a different reason, though it's handy for food.  This time of year you can fill an athletic sock with milo maize, wheat, rice, whatever you can get cheapest in your locality.  Put that sock in the microwave for seven or eight minutes and when it comes out, drape it around your neck or down at your feet.  Best foot and neck warmer in all Christiandom and it stays hot for a couple of hours.


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konaneComment by konane - November 20, 2005, 2:21 pm
You can use this for sweet potatoes, most kinds of winter squash. When cooked remove skin, add a small amount of butter or cream cheese, dash of salt, dash of white pepper, a small amount of Chinese-5-Spice, couple of drops of vanilla and brown sugar to taste. One of my many cooking experiments which did work.
Comment by Rip Snorter - November 20, 2005, 2:31 pm
Thanks Konane:

A bit of variety might just provide enough relief to get a person through this crisis.

konaneComment by konane - November 21, 2005, 10:52 am
Dunno if you've ever had one of these or not but have found them quite tasty, in fact had one for dinner last night. Quite tasty, might work well along with butternuts.

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Comment by Rip Snorter - November 22, 2005, 1:21 pm
Thanks Konane:
Never tried it but I'll give it a shot.

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