Saturday, November 28, 2015

Veggieducken or Squaleekam?

Let me apologize: this stitching blog has turned into a weird food blog. One of these days I'll sit and stitch again. It will be grand.

At any rate, that crazy banana squash (from Nov. 13) was joined by sweet potatoes and leeks from the farm share last week, and how could we not make this silly-fun recipe? Here are my notes:

  • The stuffing is yummy.
  • The sweet potatoes need way longer in the microwave--two minutes did nothing for them. I'd nuke them for about 5-8 minutes.
  • We cooked it for 1 hour and 20 minutes and it still wasn't really done. (We cut our pieces and put it back in for another half an hour.) (And we had to microwave the sweet potatoes to make them edible.)
  • I would also do a little precooking of the leeks. They were really tough; I'd probably wrap them in damp towel and microwave for 5 minutes.
It was tasty, and it used up a lot of our vegetables, so definitely a win.

I also made the kartofellpuffer (German potato pancakes) for lunch from the list I compiled on Thanksgiving. They were tasty, but there is definitely something wrong with my veggie pancake skills because inevitably I leave the crunchy bits in the pan. I have tried cast iron, nonstick, and--what's the opposite of nonstick? stick?--stick pans and every time I lose the crust. Maybe it's my spatula? They were good served with a little leftover turkey heated up in leftover gravy. 

The only leftovers that are still leftover are one turkey leg and some stuffing.{Checking sale circulars for waffle iron...}


Heather said...

That recipe sounds really good. If I thought I could get my son to eat it, I would definitely give it a try. Although I don't think I've ever seen a squash that big up here.

Chris said...

Wow! Pretty amazing. I hate that you guys had to keep microwaving, that would really frustrate me.

Robin in Virginia said...

That is one huge squash. I guess my question for you is would you make it again. Hope you find a waffle iron; I hear you can take a brownie mix and create brownie waffles.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Well you did it again...I snorted coffee over "what is the opposite of non-stick pans? Stick pans?" I think I have a lot of stick pans in my kitchen.

Jodie said...

That squash is insane! I might just have to give that a try at Christmas!