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Old 11-17-2016, 10:46 AM   #1
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Butternut squash overload, need ideas?

I have an elderly farmer friend that has brought me about 20 butternut squashes. Now what to do with them all.
I will cut some up for the freezer, roast some for the freezer.
I like in a vegetable soup, at times added to my pot roast and have as a side dish.
Need some ideas and recipes of your favorite way to fix them.
Also the 20 I have left is after I have given to neighbors, family, friends, and was going to the local food pantry and he had already been there.
Happy Holidays to all and guess what we will be having as a side dish!

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Old 11-17-2016, 11:04 AM   #2
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You can pickle them! I dont have recipe for it sadly but what I have tasted is yummy.

You can make pureé and use in breads, cakes, pies and soup.
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Old 11-17-2016, 11:28 AM   #3
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Winter squashes such as butternut will store for a long time in a cool, dark, dry place. You can keep one in a basement/cellar for months. They can easily last all winter under these conditions.
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Old 11-17-2016, 12:30 PM   #4
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We keep the squash in the basement for 4-5 months. Pumpkins don't last that long, but the squash do as long as there is a stem still on them.

I like squash-ginger-coconut soup with a chicken-stock base. I also will make squash pie (instead of pumpkin).
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Old 11-17-2016, 06:20 PM   #5
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Make pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin cheesecake, etc...

Cut several of the squash in half and bake until tender, scoop the squash from the shells and mash. Freeze the mashed squash in recipe sized containers and use like you would canned pumpkin.
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Old 11-17-2016, 09:18 PM   #6
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Whatever you can't store whole, I would do as AB suggested and bake, mash, and freeze in one or two cup portions.
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Old 11-17-2016, 09:29 PM   #7
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I HaTe butternut squash

But made a soup out out of it I like with a can of coconut milk, fish sauce and sriracha....

I'd give it away because I'd never use it up ....
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If I had 20, I would probably use them for target practice.
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Old 11-17-2016, 09:41 PM   #9
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Butternut squash overload, need ideas?

Do driveby drop-offs. I do that when my apple tree is too prolific. They never know what hit 'em.
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Old 11-17-2016, 10:21 PM   #10
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Do driveby drop-offs. I do that when my apple tree is too prolific. They never know what hit 'em.
Well, since the food bank already got some from her friend, I would suggest she deliver them in the next town over. He probably has covered all the porches in the area where she lives.
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