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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Candy Roaster Squash


Here is the candy roaster squash harvest for the year.  Love the colors.

I got the seeds from a friend and gave them a try this year.  The vines wrapped everywhere!  The leaves were huge and the fruits even bigger.

I simply cut one in half, scooped out the seeds and roasted it in a pan under aluminum foil with a little water in the pan at 350 degrees for about an hour.  It came out super soft.  Simply scooped it out with a big spoon.  Tried a little honey on some and a little butter on some.  Both were great.  Next time, I think I'll bake one with brown sugar.  

13 comments:

  1. The butter option sounds good:) Congrats on a nice crop!!! Squash usually grows better for me than pumpkin in Tucson.

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  2. This sounds like a delicious treat. I hadn't heard of this variety of squash before.

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  3. Interesting squash... Love all of the different colors. Do they taste the same or similar? I like squash but don't know all of the different kinds...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  4. I bet it was good. I really like squash and your variety is a new one for me to see.

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  5. Wow! I don't believe I have ever seen one of these before! NEAT!

    xo

    Sheila

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  6. Colorful and tasty--you can't beat that!
    Is the taste more acorn or butternut type?

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  7. Hello all. I think they taste more like a butternut squash than an acorn squash.

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  8. It's always a good feeling to eat food you've grown yourself. I picked some kale the other day when it was about to dip down to 12 degrees. Now, I need to be fixing something with it. I do think, though, that the plants are still alive. They can handle the cold!

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  9. Nice harvest. You'll be able to add a great squash to your Thanksgiving dinner.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  10. Those are beautiful squash! Sounds easy enough for me to cook!

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  11. They look wonderful! How do you keep the squash beetles from eating the plants? I would love to grow squashes, but the bugs always kill the plants. Pesticides do nothing. Row covers? Thanks!

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  12. These look wonderful. How do you keep the squash beetles from destroying the plants? I would love to grow more squash, but the bugs end up eating the plants.

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  13. I always add the brown sugar. Love them sweet. You got a nice crop of them too.

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