GROWING FOR VICTORY

Winter stockpile

Food Arsenal

Finally the monstrous tromboncino vines are coming down and the guys are temporarily stockpiling their weapons, er squashes, on the table outdoors.

After the final weigh in, finding a place to store these lanky vegs, then the fun starts. Good news, we have a bumper crop, the bad news, well finding creative ways to use these beasts. Yep, I definitely know what we’ll be eating for the next, oh, 6 months! After one runs the recipe gauntlet of squash, soup, bread, muffins, cake, baked, steamed, casserole then what’s left?   Some very frustrated homegrown eaters wanting summer to hurry. 😉

The rally cry of the WWII victory garden’s was “our food is fighting” not only is this homegrown revolution a fight against the powers that be but these beauties can go either way. Besides assisting us in keeping our diet homegrown they could even be used as a bonafide weapon to defend our stash (joke, not that we’d use them this way to hurt people) or in a more peaceful way — a neck ornament   *grin*

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  1. Gina says:

    DOn’t know how similar this type of squash is to pumpkin and other winter squashes, but I have a great pumpkin chutney recipe if you want it!

    Or is it more like a summer squash? I’ll have to look this one up!!

  2. Sarah says:

    I myself have a bumper crop of tromboncino squash. I am looking forward to reading about the creative ways you will be using them 🙂

  3. Jennifer says:

    Cut in half or quarters, remove seeds, drizzle with olive oil and orange juice, oven roast them at 400 degrees for about 1 hour. Yum – like candy!

  4. KMc says:

    I planted a few of these in July and spent the rest of the summer fighting off Squash Vine Borer attacks. (I had read that these were supposed to be resistant) I managed to keep one plant alive and it’s now growing like crazy and producing one squash or so a week. Unfortunately, I think the one plant doesn’t provide enough blossoms to get the males and females together most of the time.

    It’s been well worth it though, and I’m hoping to get a few more before we get a freeze.