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Okay, I want excuses to eat winter squash. I always buy it and then blank on ways to cook it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I'll start with a recipe from my CSA:<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Curried apple stuffed acorn squash</span><br><br>
Saute a large chopped onion in butter until tender. Add 1 Tbsp (or more) curry powder and saute until fragrant. Add 2 chopped apples, 2/3 cup apple juice/chicken broth and 1/2 cup dried currants. Cook until liquid is gone.<br><br>
Separately, melt 4-6 Tbsp butter and add 1/2 Tbsp (or more) curry powder. Saute the curry powder untl fragrant.<br><br>
Slice acorn squash into 1" rings. Spread a little of the curry butter on a baking sheet, then arrange squash rings and sprinkle with salt/pepper. Fill with the apple mixture, then drizzle with remaining curry butter, getting it mostly on the squash.<br><br>
Bake at 350 for ~40 minutes until the squash is done<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy"><br><br>
ETA: Thought I'd organize some links to other winter squash threads...<br><b>General:</b><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=345488" target="_blank">Harvest Menus</a><br><br><b>Pumpkin:</b><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=359417" target="_blank">General recipes</a><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=340749" target="_blank">More recipes</a><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=359322" target="_blank">Pumpkin Juice</a><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=342898" target="_blank">Scones and Biscotti</a><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=351041" target="_blank">Pumpkin bread</a><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=345488&page=2" target="_blank">Pumpkin Choc-chip cookies</a><br><br><b>Butternut Squash:</b><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=356389" target="_blank">Ideas</a><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=349724" target="_blank">More</a><br><br>
I'll add more later...
 

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I'm afraid I'm not too much help, I usually use it in soups. I like the taste of squash but can't get over the texture (???) so pureeing it is best for me.
 

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Why isn't soup much of a help? They're yummy too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
Post a recipe/description/anything mouthwatering... Inspire me!
 

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Oh I love love love winter squash! Although I don't really have recipes, I do have several things I love to do with them that are pretty much foolproof. Cut it in half, put the halves face down in an inch of water and bake at 350 till they're soft. Then flip right side up and fill the holes with some couscous (this is a super easy slacking dinner, so we usually just make one of those boxes with the pine nuts and seasoning included). Sprinkle some cheese (little parm or mozz) and bake till meltey. Butter is always good. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"><br>
We also make like a lasagna with a baked squash- layer spaghetti sauce, veggies, choice of tvp or meats or whatever you do, cheese, like that.<br>
The best thing I've ever had was the little dumpling squash baked and filled with baby portabella mushrooms and italian bread stuffing. MMMMM mmm mmm.<br>
You can cut it up and saute with onions and garlic and eat over pasta with a white sauce.<br>
You can make squash raviolis with it.<br>
Pie. Fries. Mmmmm now I have to go eat! I'll probably be back with more ideas cause I have a huge box of squash to experiment with!
 

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we are squash crazy right now! we have two acorn squash, two spaghetti squash, one very large butternut squash, and a pumpkin on the counter and I'm very excited about what to do with them.<br>
i really like cooking the acorn squash and using it as a yummy bowl for some veggie chili.<br>
I just recently made a pumpkin frittata that was surprisingly good and tomorrow I'm going to try a butternut risotto. I've never cooked spaghetti squash before, but figure I'll serve it like regular spaghetti and put some marinara or pesto on it. let me see if I can serve up some recipes for you... :LOL
 

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I'm a roast it and eat with a little butter, salt and pepper gal myself.<br><br>
Occassionally I stuff it with this or that.
 

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I made risotto with my squash and added brocolli rabe <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy"><br><br>
I'm going to try this with the leftovers:<br>
Winter Squash Pancake<br>
Mash up squash until smooth. Heat some butter or oil in a pan. Add some sage leaves and cook a minute or so. Without removing sage, add squash and spread it out into a big "pancake". Let the pancake get crispy, so let it cook 15 minutes or so until it gets all brown and yummy on the bottom. Put some sliced cheese on top (I'll skip this part) and let it melt and top with chopped garlic and parsley.<br>
Sounds good, huh?
 

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Roasted squash:<br>
Peel butternut or buttercup and cut in large cubes. Toss with some olive oil, lots of minced ginger and salt. Roast in hot over till edges of the squash are brown and the squash is tender. Mmmmm.<br><br>
Soup:<br>
Cook peeled butternut/cup in chicken broth with a sliced onion, a stalk of celery, some minced ginger and a couple of apples. When the whole mess is tender, puree. This can be thinned with apple cider and a splash of applejack, if desired. Mmmm.
 

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We roast it and mash it like potatoes but with coconut milk and a sprinkle of brown sugar (instead of butter, milk, and salt). A little sage mixed in works well too.<br><br>
We also make a filling and stuff the squash. Good fillings are lentils and rice, or quinoa with some chopped nuts and dried cranberries, or black beans cooked with sage and bay. Pretty much any time of rice pilaf will work well stuffed inside a squash.<br><br>
Or try peeling and slicing squash and layering it in a casserole dish with chopped kale and 1 cup of broth or milk. Season with salt and pepper and top with parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs. Bake for 40 minutes covered, then remove cover to brown the top.
 

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Oh. My.<br><br>
That sounds amazing.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="drool"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="drool"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="drool"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="drool">
 

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so many good recipes, we have been having tons of squash here lately!!<br><br>
I have made pumpkin pie with butternut squash (no crust for me)<br>
In blender:<br>
Beat 2 eggs, add 2 cups squash cooked until soft, 1 c light cream- yogurt- or milk w 2 T. butter, 1/2 t. vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, allspice. Pour into pie pan, with or without crust. Bake at about 375 for 50 min, or until knife inserted is clean.<br><br>
Stuffed Acorn Squash<br><br>
cook acorn squash in 1/2 in water for 30 min at 350. Meanwhile- brown 1/2 lb homemade sausage- drain if needed, add 1/2 c each chopped celery and onion- cook until soft, add 1 c banana, 1 T lemon juice, and 2 T breadcrumbs(optional). Place sausage mixture in squash cavity top with chopped nuts tossed with butter.(I used walnuts but think pecans would have been better). Cook for an additional 15 min or so.
 

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I think I might see <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=359900" target="_blank">another thread</a> forming... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy">
 

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Bumping! I need some good ideas for acorn squash for tomorrow night. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 
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