Fun with Squash

Yesterday we visited the New York Botanical Garden and enjoyed their Haunted Pumpkin Exhibit.  I was inspired to create a critter from one of the giant zucchinis that have revealed themselves as the leaves died back.  My little guy has black walnuts for eyes and twigs for legs.

Zuke Bug

Zuke Bug

More traditional squash activities of late are the harvesting and storing of our butternut squash. I grew a small variety this year, enough for two, as leftovers squash from the larger ones sometimes goes unnoticed in our refrigerator until it has become a “science project.” I picked them, leaving at least an inch of stem, washed them off them dipped them in a mild bleach solution. I then air dried them and put them in our cool cellar for storage.

These have been dipped in a weak bleach solution and have been set out to dry

These have been dipped in a weak bleach solution and have been set out to dry

Our youngest son left his wine rack when he moved out and it makes the perfect storage spot for squash as they like good air circulation. I cooked up any with skins that have broken, mashed them and froze them in one cup containers for pies and squash rolls later.

Wine racks make great places to store squash.

Wine racks make great places to store squash.

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    Carla said,

    YUM! They all look delicious. The “squash bug” is cute. Very creative.

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    Denise Hughes said,

    What a great squash bug! I wish I had the time for a garden. I’m envious of your harvest.

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  3. 3

    Doug said,

    Haha! little Squashy could be pretty scary at night, better warn dad so he doesn’t get startled while heading out for firewood! 🙂

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