Sunday, January 05, 2014

My Blue Pumpkin... My Blue Heaven

A couple of weeks ago, I picked up a Blue Pumpkin squash at my local market and was marveling at its odd color, when The Captain said he thought it was pretty big and that I would never be able to eat it all. 

The challenge was on!  I had to bring it home after that, and lucky for me it was on sale, too for only 59 cents per pound… it weighed about 6.

I washed it and dried it…

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and admired it some more…

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and then I got The Captain to cut it in half for me.  You can see how large it was because that is his hand in the picture beside the cut squash.

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Then he scooped out the seeds….

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and put it on a cookie sheet…

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which was barely big enough to hold it.  I baked it for a whole hour in the oven till it was cooked through and almost soft.

And I ate it in some manner, every day for the week!

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With Pulled Pork Chili… a couple of times I recall…

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and with eggs….

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and with flax and banana and eggs in a ‘pancake’ of sorts… 

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and blended with homemade turkey broth and spices to make a lovely thick ‘potage’ style soup.

I really loved the flavor of this Blue Pumpkin squash and would definitely purchase another.  It is sweeter than Butternut Squash, more like a Pumpkin, really, but not quite the same smooth texture as a Pumpkin.

And of course it is full of Vitamin A and antioxidants… and only about 75 calories for a cup of cooked squash!  If you happen to be a Weight Watcher, it is considered a zero point veggie and that is truly a bonus.

Squashes of all varieties are a staple in my diet so am always happy to find a new one.

Have you tried Blue Pumpkin?  What is your favorite type of squash?


  1. Wow! That's a huge squash - a weeks worth too. Great and creative ideas!

  2. i've never even heard of blue pumpkin! looks so fun!!!

  3. I need you to move in with me.
    not forever if you dont wanna :0) but for a short while to hold my hand while I kitchen experiment.
    will ya?

  4. That is a new one to me, although I suppose if I had paid close attention in the fall at the farmer's market before they closed, I might have seen one. You certainly got creative with it! Fun.

  5. Yum!! I've never had one... not sure I've ever even seen one, but I'll keep an eye out. :-)

  6. This sounds really cool! And it's so big I could create lots of meals with it! :)

  7. YUM! Seriously I'm waiting for you to come down and be my chef! I tried kombocha(or however you spell it) squash this past year and I loved it!!


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