Banana squash seeds drying on newspaper (T-G of course), fresh from the squash
The next to the last "social" garden club meeting is this coming Friday the 17th. It will be at La Cabana Restaurant, 713 N Main St, Shelbyville, Tennessee at 6:30 PM. If you get there at 7:00, no worries, but we'll be eating. :-)
It works out to be the night before the Webb Fair and the Middle Tennessee Plant Swap at Henry Horton State Park so this weekend is going to be a full one.
I counted 8 more banana squash in the garden this morning. Not all as large as the first, but still several meals each.
Speaking of meals, we had our first banana squash casserole last night. Just about like sweet potato casserole with marshmallows. The three of us will probably get 6+ meals out of this one squash.
Mrs. Lee kept watching the water I boiled the squash in, (I reused it for large three batches) so we had a squash soup today for lunch. When it comes to ingredients we have to keep an eye on her too. Ever heard the expression "everything but the kitchen sink"?
The only challenge was peeling. The standard peelers did not work well, but a "palm" peeler worked pretty nice. Maybe a really, really sharp knife would have done it, in an experienced hand, but not mine.
Another way is to precook it in a microwave, but be sure you have time to let it cool. I tried a few pieces to see which one I like better, but your guessed it, I did not let it cool. Not good!
Done correctly, this might work well since you could probably separate the skin from the meat with a spoon. Oh well, I have a few more to practice on, but I suspect a few of these (plus some seed) will show back up at our first meeting in November.
What? Oh, glad you asked. The first meeting after this one will be November 7th. If we were going by the weeks, it would be different but this year we decided every first and third Friday.
How is that working for everyone? Do we want to try something different next year? No need to answer here. We have a few weeks to think it over. :-)