Sunday, October 11, 2009

How many ways can you say SQUASH!!!!!

Today was Harvest Day for our squash and pumpkins, as a whopper of a storm is coming in tomorrow night. Last year we learned the hard way when we procrastinated and BAM, moldy squash.

I had the fun job of rounding up all these bad boys. Just look at them all. A MOUNTAIN of squash! We've got butternuts, delicata's, sugar pumpkins, and the big boys at the bottom, the ones that feel like they weigh half my body weight, the PINK BANANAS...These are truly massive. Last year we made the mistake of planting three or so plants and we had about 30 of these monsters. I spent a good deal of my preggo time last year butchering these puppies. You really feel like your attacking an animal cutting into this amazing vegetable. One can seriously feed you for over a week, a week filled with squash soup, squash pancakes, squash pie and bread(very very similar to pumpkin!) And of course the old stand by, baked in the oven with some butter and brown sugar...yummmm.
Now we've got a nice selection....
After all Forrest is a growing boy!

P.S. Don't be too surprised if you end up with one of those bad boys with a ribbon on it from Santa this year! Only the "good" little girls and boys will get the pink bananas!


Ashley said...

Wow nice harvest!

Sheelagh said...

I've been good! :-)