Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Sigh-Yet Another

Can you say rut? I can't figure out what I want to make next...I hate when this happens. I have patterns picked out, but I don't feel like complicated or ones that will make me thing, hence:





Yet Another Chicken (for my mom)done in Peaches and Cream-colorway Desert Sand.

Next up, quick gardening question-Anyone know what kind of squash this is:




Someone gave it to me, yet I don't know how to even prepare it.

If you click the squash, you will see part of my collection of knitting needles still waiting to be played with. Sigh

19 comments:

Firemanshunny said...

your next project could involve those needles!! just saying.....

Crochet Goddess said...

Sorry I don't know what kind of squash that is but it looks to big to eat. I love the chicken.

Mimi said...

I like the color and facial expression on that chicken potholder :)
That squash looks big! I hve a smaller one that looks similar, which I bought at the supermarket. Its labeled ornamental fruit...when I bought it, it had a nice orange color, the salesperson said it would last four months. Now after a month its starting to turn green :p

naomi said...

The squash kinda looks like a pumpkin with acne (sorry)

I too have a small knitting needle collection, unused........ some day I'll learn to knit.

Will Blog for Yarn said...

Love the chicken... that's it I am going to have to break down and buy that book.

On the squash, not sure. Looks familiar. Have you tried googling types of squash?

Most squash can be cut in half the seeds scooped out and baked. Just like you would an acorn or butternut.
We take brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter and put in the seed hole. Martha Stewart goes one step further and puts a couple strips of bacon over the top which is delish!!!
Hubby like when I scoop it out and mash it up after it's cooked so it's like mashed potatoes.

Deneen said...

That was exactly what the person who gave it to me suggested, cut it in half, deseed it and bake it with butter, brown sugar and see how it goes. He eats it that way all the time, but I had never seen one like this and it is huge and does look like an acne-ridden pumpkin!

April said...

Is it a speaghetti squash? How do you feel about creamy soups? I use any kind of squash, cut up into cubes. Use as much as you have or want to use. If you use, say, 2 cups of squash, you'll need 1 cup of potatoes, also cubed (2:1 squash to potato ratio). Chop up an onion or two, add some fresh or minced garlic, salt, pepper, maybe some basil. Toss it all into a pot and add just enough chicken stock or broth to cover it. Simmer it, covered, until everything is soft (1-2 hours), and then toss it in the blender. You're left with a creamy, delicious, cream of squash soup. We made some last weekend. Not quite soup season, but this stuff freezes awesome and keeps for a long ass time. It's great as a meal in a bread bowl or as a side dish thawed from the freezer when you want something a little different.

I have a cucumber and some gorgeous tomatoes from my Dad's garden, so I'm making your salad tonight.

Ms Knits said...

I love the chickens but then I have a weird obsession for poultry.

Fall is coming. Maybe your next project could be a KNIT scarf for Elena. ; )

It's Me...Maven said...

You could probably even take the seeds out of the pulp, clean them off, spread them out on a cookie sheet, spritz them lightly with pam, and season them however you like (Old Bay, or a little salt and pepper, or cinnamon sugar, or what have you), and toast them in the oven until they are golden. You can eat them like pepitas or sunflower seeds. Bite the seed, eat the nutty interior. High in omega oils!

noricum said...

Looks like an ornamental squash to me, but then I don't eat squash, so know next-to-nothing about them.

Andy's Crafts said...

You can even steam the half Squash over some boiling water and it will probably be easier to tell when it's done. If you make soup you cand add it to the soup. Most squahes like that have tasty skin. Now the chicken is another story. lol!

Jewels said...

That's the best chicken yet!!

Sue said...

Love the chicken! I don't nuthin' 'bout squash.

KnitXcorE said...

crocheted chickens. hehe. awesome.
that squash is huge! i have no clue what it is though :-(

April said...

Hope your rut is doing a little better....just wanted to pop in and tell you that the cukes and tomato salad was delish! I usually do one with a recipe of my Dad's, and I'm so in love with it and never want to change how I eat cukes and tomatoes. However, yours is definitely right up there with his, and that my friend is my highest food compliment. :)

Kelly The Crafty Cat said...

Wow that is a big squash! I would go with the butter, and brown sugar suggestion. You can't go wrong there.

It looks like we have the same knitting needle collection. I just can't tackle another hobby yet. I will, but not yet.

Sheila said...

What about a small knitting project like dishcloths. Sorry I can't help you with the squash question.

*J* said...

Hey Deneen,
Love the potholder, best one so far.

I was at the grocery store yesterday before passing out and in the produce area they had a book with all the various squash varieties. I took a look through it but unfortunately did not see one that resembled the one you've got there. Closest yours came to anything they had was the spaghetti squash. So I am of no help to ya, sorry ;D

Alexis said...

You're going to knit?! Traitor! LOL. ;)

I love those chicken potholders. Too cute.

Don't know a heck of a lot about squash...sorry!

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