8.18.2012

Squash Squash Squash

Ok, so last weekend (yes, this is over due) I went down to th farm to check on the progress of everything, and it all looks great! Our pumpkins and winter squashes are really coming along, and hopefully, if all goes well, we will have a great bounty of squash for the winter.

Also... I harvested some melons and summer squash (from my FIL's patch) that was on the verge of un-edibility. The melons are great, and we can't eat them fast enough, so someof them will be going into the freezer for smoothies, but those baseball bats from hell squash... I am so sick of summer squash. I don't want to eat it, cook it, look at it... I mean, how much can 2 people eat??? I still have some shredded zucchini in the fridge waiting to be made into quick bread (I probably have enough for 6 more loves) and honestly, how much squash bread do 2 people need????

I even tried pawning some off on the total stranger that did our appraisal the other day... Maybe I will hit up the new neighbor, and if that doesn't work, I will have to start sneaking them into unlocked cars in the middle of the night.... Oy vay!

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  1. I wish I could remember who had a recipe for squash donuts on their blog that looked really good.
    Me? I'd chop em up for the compost pile...at least they're doing some good that way.

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    1. Donuts? Yum!!! I may just have to google that and find it myself!

      Yeah... I am thinking they will go to the chickens, and then the compost. At least someone should enjoy them!

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    2. I didn't do donuts, but I did donut holes (or fritters, or puffs, or whatever you want to call them). They were delicious fresh, but didn't last long enough to tell what they tasted like the next day.

      http://annieskitchengarden.blogspot.com/2012/07/july-25-2012-zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.html

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  2. I understand your pain. My squash has taken over the kitchen and I don't know what to do with it all! I do like the idea of putting it in unlocked cars.....I may have to try that myself! ;)

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    1. Lol, I found this website about getting rid of squash... Unlocked cars, squash bombs (instead of poo bombs on front porches), I will have to find it again and post it. It made me almost pee my pants!

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  3. I feel your pain. After suffering the wrath of those who cannot stand to see a plant removed, I ripped out my giant summer squash plant and I STILL have a counter full from the smaller plant on the other side of the garden. I have frozen a ton, which we'll probably never eat, and I'm sick of it! If I can't get someone to take this batch, I think I'll just rip that plant out. I so look forward to the first little crooknecks of the season, but after a while.....enough is enough!

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    1. Ugh! Screw them Granny! Funny you mention freezing them... I froze a TON of shredded zukes last year with the intention of making bread throughout the winter... Yeah... I ended up throwing all of it out only 2 or 3 weeks ago. I figure if I just hop to it and get the bread done, it will be easier to eat. Just take it out and let it defrost. Much easier then baking all the time!

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    2. I tossed my 2011 shredded zukes, too. I did freeze 3 containers this year, but I've been baking and freezing the bread instead of more shreds. I know we'll eat the bread!

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  4. MIne is tiny as it got planted late, and too much shade from the tall tomaters. I moved it yesterday hoping for something! Maybe you should put some out on the street with a "free" sign? :)

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    1. Too bad about your little plant. I am sure you know someone who would be more than happy to give some away. I know I am!

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  5. I often wonder why I continue growing squash. It's not like I couldn't just ask someone else for them & as you know, there are ALWAYS people willing to get rid of them for the taking. I too get sick of them after a while, even in breads / muffins. This year I planted Patty Pan, so it's a "little" bit different....but it's still a summer squash.

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    1. Yeah, I ended up making 4 loaves before I was totally sick of them, and I still have like, 10 pound of them to deal with. Ick!

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  6. I know what you mean about the squash. We were in the same spot this year. Funny thing is, I have almost used up all the squash in the fridge and am sort of sad about it.

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  7. Every year I vow to grow fewer plants. Every year I sow a few extra to make up for the inevitable deaths from neck rot. Every year they defy death.

    Oh, why won't they just die?

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    1. Yes! Why won't they just die???? I thought I was going to lost mine to powdery mildew, but alas, it has new leaves and 3 new little zucchinis growing... Damn!

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