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#76925 Jun 26th, 2007 at 01:01 PM
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I just realized that I planted 3 of these plants. I also just realized that I HATE this kind of squash. Any ideas on how to prepare it so it isn't disgusting? Or, more nicely, how do you prepare this?


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Do you have a Food Bank where you could donate unwanted produce?

DeborahL #76967 Jun 26th, 2007 at 01:56 PM
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We do have a food bank but they aren't answering their phone. Is it normal for them to accept fresh produce, even if it is just a couple of items at a time? That is such a great idea, though, I really hope that they can take it. I will call in the morning, maybe they close at 4 or something. Thanks for the suggestion.


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DeborahL #76969 Jun 26th, 2007 at 01:58 PM
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I want it I love it. Ok here is the way to prepare it.

Cut it in half scoop out the seeds. Then fork the interior just like you would a potato. Wrap it in a wet paper towel and then put it in the microwave for 15 to 20 minutes depending on your microwave on high.

Take it out and make a sauce of 50% margarine and 50% brown sugar. Place this in the center and along the top and then place in the oven top shelf just 6 inches from the heat for around 5 minutes. Don't let it scorch so watch it carefully. Pull it out and eat yummy.

Or cook it in the micro as above. Then scoop out the meat and put it in a pan with Pumpkin Pie Spices the same amount you would use with a 9 inch pie. Then add 1 cup of a thin white sauce and simmer stirring all the time until it combines and is smooth. Add a mint leaf garnish, again yummy.



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tkhooper #76997 Jun 26th, 2007 at 02:38 PM
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You're welcome, Sarah. I hope they'll take your call and the produce too.
I've always liked the idea of growing extra for charity. I think there's something called Second Harvest. If I ever get a real house and a real garden I'd like to learn more and participate.

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if you cant get it to your food bank or they wont take it, you could always add it to your compost bin.


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ouchie you guys are really rough on my favorite squash lol.


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tkhooper #77358 Jun 27th, 2007 at 06:27 AM
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Originally Posted by tkhooper
ouchie you guys are really rough on my favorite squash lol.

lol I like your recipe, it sounds a little more like preparing it like pumpkin. Sounds sweet, I like sweet!


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Well, I just got ahold of the food bank and they do accept garden produce. I'm so excited to have a place to give my extras too. I have harvested 10 yellow summer squash in the past few days and now I don't have to eat it all. Woohoo!

I'll try your recipe, Tammy, and if I still don't like it, or if I have too much, I'll just donate it to the food bank. Thanks so much for the tip, Deborah!


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LandOfOz #77501 Jun 27th, 2007 at 09:47 AM
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Glad to help !

DeborahL #85848 Jul 9th, 2007 at 08:39 AM
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Well, I have my first ripe squash, I was thinking of making it for lunch. I've got a huge load of veggies for the food bank, and will take them tomorrow. Lots of yellow crookneck squash, cukes, and some peppers. Now, we'll have to wait and see how I like the squash!


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#85974 Jul 9th, 2007 at 10:08 AM
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Tammy, I really like brown sugar and butter. Yum! Unfortunately, I'm not too keen on the squash. It was no where near as reviling as I remembered it being, though. Thanks for the recipe, anyway.


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Sarah, that's so cool that you have so much more for the Food Bank !


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