Gentle Readers, simple is so often the best way forward with vegetables. The thing about cooking in the summer, it’s hot. There are days where I would like to subsist on nothing but watermelon and dreams of fall, but alas, one must eat. And sometimes, amazing vegetables fall into your lap from your family. Okay, that’s just my good luck being from a farming family.
We identified these as Sweet Dumpling Squash, and proceeded to cook them for lunch. The Practical Cooks Junior assisted and ate the whole thing in one sitting. It was a much-needed break from typical summer fare. Winter squash, not just for winter.
Simply Squash: Sweet Dumpling Squash Recipe
Wash and dry your squash. Jab it a few times with a sharp knife. Avoid your fingers. Put it on a plate, and microwave for 5 minutes. Turn it over, microwave for another 5 minutes. See if the squash feels soft. If yes, let it sit for a few, then slice in half, scoop out and toss the seeds and the membranes. Then scoop out the flesh (like a squash zombie), add some butter (I don’t judge), and a pinch or two of salt and nutmeg. Mash. Eat. Thank me later.
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