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Winter Squash is todays ingrediant

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The only thing that I ever do with winter squash is make pumpkin (squash) muffins and squash pie. I use the pumpkin pie recipe from hellokitty and just use butternut squash instead. I have TWO squashes in the fridge from our CSA so I need ideas.
What do YOU do with squash?
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Are you vegitarian or vegan?

A vegan one (I adore pumpkin and eat it all the time!) is to take half a b/nut pumpkin, scoop out seeds, put 3-5 cloves (unpeeled) garlic in the hole, spray with a little olive oil and sprinkle with ground sage. Bake in a 180C oven for an hour and a half to 2 hours and take out. Allow to cool slightly and peel, putting flesh into a blender or processor. Also peel garlic and put it in too. Whizz until smooth. Set aside, bring a cup or 2 (depends on how many you are feeding) water or veggie broth to the boil and make some polenta. Stir in nut. yeast (optional), veggie parmesan (or vegan sub) and a tbs or 2 of finely chopped fresh sage. Season with salt and pepper. Mix pumpkin mixture and polenta together (as much pumpkin as you like in the recipe, I use heaps) and serve with steamed veggies, or just use the pumpkin mix over pasta etc and sprinkle with parmesan or vegan sub

Let me know if you eat dairy or eggs and I can supply some more (I eat some dairy just to eat with DH occasionally).
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I like to use mine in stirfry with some zuchinni, onion,tomato,coconut milk and curry. SO yummy!!!!!


I've cut it up into small pieces (I can't recall now what kind of winter squash I used but any will work) and put w/ the lentils when making the honey baked lentil recipe. So yummy!!!
I love butternut squash soup. I also found a butternut squash couscous recipe but I haven't tried it yet.
My dd loves what she calls veggie fritters! Actually they are veggie pancakes. You can make them with just about any veggie, and they are a great way to get extra veggies in to the kids. My grandmom used to make these for me when I was a kid and now I make them for my family. My dd's loves them. You can make them with just one veggie or a combo. All you do is make pancake batter (i use wheat flour) and add the veggies and fry them like pancakes, any size you want. They can be slightly sweet depending on the veggie that you use. The best part is they can be incorporated into just about any meal. Tomato or corn/onion is my fav, but dd loves squash. She will even grab one left over and eat it as a snack. Way better for her than junk food.
Just remember that some veggies have more moisture in them so you have to adjust for that. PS I grate most all the veggies I use except like tomatoes. They are soo yummy. I think I may have to make them for dinner tonite. HTH.
We do a number of different squah soups - yum!

Another thing we do is quarter a couple onions, peppers and then peel and chop butternut squash, toss in a little oil and roast for 45 minutes. So yummy. We do this as a side dish to just about anything.
My girls and I *love* winter squash! One of our favorites, and about the easiest thing you can do with one, is this: I cut an acorn or similar squash in half and scoop the seeds (I save them to roast later). I sprinkle it with salt and pepper, and heavily with freshly ground nutmeg. Then I put a pat of butter in the cavity, pour in a little maple syrup, and stick it in the toaster oven to roast. If I think of it, I'll take it out and baste the cut edge with the syrup/butter, but if I don't get around to that it's still awesome. Sometimes I'll cover them instead of roasting them exposed. The effect is slightly different, and also yummy.

I also chop winter squash and toss it with other root vegetables for roasting; I'll season them all sorts of different ways, with butter or olive oil or even fancier oils sometimes.

I've cut slices (you need a *really* sharp, heavy knife for this) and roasted them on my grill. I basted them with butter, and seasoned them similarly to the roasted squash above.
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Originally Posted by lrlittle View Post
I love butternut squash soup. I also found a butternut squash couscous recipe but I haven't tried it yet.
Yuuum!! Share please?
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A restaurant here makes butternut squash croquettes, and they are so good.

Anyone happen to know how to make these?
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