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…
and admired it some more…
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.
Then he scooped out the seeds….
and put it on a cookie sheet…
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!
With Pulled Pork Chili… a couple of times I recall…
and with eggs….
and with flax and banana and eggs in a ‘pancake’ of sorts…
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?