Friday, October 23, 2009

Delicata Squash

What's this Zoey? Did your dad bring home a new kind of squash?

Mr. Zoey has stepped it up and in addition to cooking, he is also doing the bulk of random grocery shopping for now. Tonight he brought home this squash to try out. Neither of us knew what to do with it, so we decided to microwave it as if it was an acorn squash.

As an aside I should mention that we are in an acorn squash frenzy at our house. We are splitting one every night. Mr. Zoey requires that we keep 10 acorn squashes on our kitchen counter at all times and has been constantly replacing our stash at farmers markets.

Why 10 squashes? Apparently that way when the squash season ends and we can't get good squashes at the farmers market, we can still enjoy squash for 10 more days. Well, there is no argument against that, I do love a good acorn squash.

But back to the task at hand. We cut the squash in half and microwaved it for 10 minutes to create this:

Well, 2 of these to be precise. It was pretty tasty because it tasted exactly like acorn squash! It is fun to try new things but for now I think we will stick with acorn squash since we can get them for 50 cents near our house.

I might get adventurous and pick up some new types of squash since this experiment went well. Are there any types of squashes we should specifically try while they are in season?


Kathy said...

A good spaghetti squash is always nice:-) You can cook them in the microwave as well.. they are great with just a bit of salt and pepper.. or if you feel fancy you can scrape out the inner part and put some marinara sauce on it!

HayMarket8 said...

the cat looks deathly afraid of squash. :)

Jeni Treehugger said...

Mr Zoey obviously has a squash problem and you should seek professional help.

Tough Cookie said...

Zoey looks excited! Did she try any? How's the baby? Shoot me an e-mail if you have the time. I'd love to know how everything is going at home.