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Butternut Squash, More Uses than Just Eating!

The Squash ornaments from Old World are the Acorn and Butternut Squash. Both are very beautiful and realistic looking ornaments.
Decorate your Thanksgiving table with a cornucopia filled with squashes, vegetable and nut ornaments. Use wood wool or Spanish Moss as a filler to cushion the ornaments and let them just spill out on the center of the table.
Here's a great recipe from Southern Living using the Butternut and Acorn squash. Beautiful dish for your Thanksgiving table.
  • 1 (2- to 3-lb.) butternut squash
  • 1 (2- to 3-lb.) spaghetti squash
  • 1 (1- to 2-lb.) acorn squash
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Preheat oven to 400°. Cut butternut squash, spaghetti squash, and acorn squash in half lengthwise, and remove seeds. Place squash, cut sides up, on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Microwave butter and honey at HIGH 1 minute or until melted; stir until blended. Brush cut sides of squash with butter mixture. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake, uncovered, 1 hour or until tender; let stand 10 minutes. Cut into large pieces and serve. Now, if you live in the south, here's a recipe that you will find on Sunday dinner tables in the summertime!
Squash Casserole
  • 2 pounds yellow squash, sliced (frozen will work also)
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon margarine or butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup soft breadcrumbs, toasted or crushed saltines
Cook squash and onion in a small amount of boiling water 10 to 12 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Drain; set aside. Preheat oven to 350°. Melt margarine in a medium, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add flour; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Gradually add milk; cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat; add cheese, salt, and pepper, stirring until cheese melts. Add squash mixture; stir well. Spoon squash mixture into a shallow 1 1/2-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle squash mixture evenly with breadcrumbs or cracker crumbs. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until mixture is thoroughly heated. And look at this "new use" for the Butternut Squash .......Halloween Skull! This skull was shown on skulladay.blogspot and carved by Noah. I think it's a unique use of a Butternut Squash. Great job Noah)) skull made out of butternut squash
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