March Challange Day 3- Squash

Today’s choice food was picked because I needed to make loaf for breakfast/snacks, and I just happened to have some pumkin that are on their last legs from the garden that need to be used up. I have been able to order Sweet Meat Squash seeds this year and have heard that they are amazing keepers so I am quite looking forward to seeing if they will last as long here as I have heard. Did a fresh food update on the March Challange page so that you can see what was in the house fresh on March 1st and what all is coming from my pantry/freezers or cold storage or fresh from the farm. Its at the bottom of the page listed under update.

Hubby used the last of the homemade waffles, so will need to make a batch of pancakes for his breakfasts for the rest of the week, (note) Didn’t get the pancakes made on Day 2

Breakfast- FG- Red River Porridge with a bit of sheep milk on top

DH-Rubarb Cake, Scrambled Eggs, Potato Bread for toast/Jam, Orange

Lunch -FG-Leftover Potato Soup with Potato bun.

DH-Leftovers from Supper Last night, Dried Fruit/Nuts, Pumpkin Chocolate Loaf

Dinner- Easy Cabbage Rolls with Goat, Meat, Onion, Garlic, Diced Cabbage, Leftover Rice two tbsp of cooked Pumpkin mashed in, with the last of a homemade BBQ sauce added with large Shell pasta cooked, drained, then layered with fresh cottage cheese and some beet greens from the freezer, topped with a pint jar of homemade pasta sauce and into the oven to heat though, will be served with buns . Thought I had pulled Lamb, but it was goat instead and so a change of plan was in order to deal with a much stronger flavored meat.

Extras- Homegrown Pinto Beans, I don’t have many left that I have grown myself but have a cup soaking overnight, and ready to be cooked today.

Snacks:

Desserts in the house-Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaf

Pumpkin Loaf Recipe

  • 1/4 cup Oil or Butter
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Pumpkin
  • 1 cup Sheep Milk (whole)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp of Baking Powder
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 cup of dark chocolate Chips

Bake at 350 till knife comes out clean.

Drinks-Water, Chokeberry Cold Tea, Tea

1/2 Pint of Chokeberry syrup mixed with one cup of boiling water to melt and mix, then add to 1 liter of cold water, stirred together, chill in the fridge for juice.

Where do you even start with squash, there is summer and winter kinds to grow, they have so many different sizes and colors and flavors, some really have no flavor and others are so distinct, think pumpkin pie and like it or hate it, you know the taste.

I eat alot of summer squash in summer/fall, I grate and keep some for winter use, I can some in different ways and really enjoy it that way but during fall/winter and early spring, I mainly eat winter storage squash only..  I am always trying new kinds to grow and to see how it keeps and what its uses are..

So what is your favorite squash? How do you like to cook it? What’s your best recipe? Do you eat summer squash  in winter or do you eat in season?

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4 Responses to March Challange Day 3- Squash

  1. K.B. says:

    My favourite quash? Bwahahahhahahaa….

    I’m into squash like other are into tomatoes. As many different varieties as I can possibly plant, but it will never be too many. For tomatoes, as long as I have one good eating tomato, one good Roma-type, and one cherry-type, I’m good. Last year, my first year gardening, I planted acorn, buttercup, butternut, mini Hubbard and spaghetti for my winter squashes, and green and yellow zucchini, as well as a patty pan for summer squashes. And watermelon.

    Mind you, an infestation of cucumber beetles meant I only got a handful of zucchini and two spaghetti squashes out of all of that, but there is always this year… and yes, I am limiting myself to the same ones as last year, since I still have seed. Well, maybe one more…

    • Hi K.B.

      I am so with you, I love growing my squash, I have never had a issue with the beetles but I do use both my chickens and ducks to help on bug critter control, I did have a issue one year with a fungus, but thankfully it only hit one of my gardens, I like to multi plant in different area’s of the farm for this very reason, something might have issues in one area but having none in a different area.. I have a plan for my sqaush this year, it will either be really great or whole lotta work for bust.. we will see 🙂 I will do a post on it closer to planting date.

      Hope you will share how your garden does this year..

  2. mom says:

    My favorite squash is Pattypan,sliced thin and mixed with Italian dressing,green onions sliced thin and serve over little steamed potatoes.Yum! Butternut cooked with lots of cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar,spaghetti squash cooked and filled with meat sauce and cheese, just eat with bread to soak up the juices.I’m not fussy,just give me some squash.Mom

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