Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Here's a little background - I don't cook much. I've always hated it. I probably always will. As such, I haven't heard of a lot of things that most others have. Banana squash being one of them.
On one of my walks last week, a lady on the route I take was out in her front yard and that's where she grows this stuff. (don't ask, my neighborhood is the strangest on earth) We said hello and she offered me a banana squash. I said, great, and figured I'd research as to how to cook it.
It was the beginning of my walk, and this was a big sucker, so I figured I'd hold it for the duration. Yikes, it was about as heavy as a brick and I knew I was in for a lonnnnng walk. Made the best of it by switching arms and using it as a weight. Made me remember what it feels like to carry about 5 extra lbs around. Just five feels this way, imagine all the rest I'd put on my body throughout the recent years of hormonal changes. Great reminder why I am going to lose the rest.
Okay, I get home and figure I'll cut it into a manageable size. I kid you not, it's like a rock and no sharp knife makes even a dent. I'd need an electric saw to get through this thing.
Guess I'll give it away, but you know, I wonder if all banana squash are like this. I thought it would cut like a watermelon or pumpkin.
Wishing all a great day.