This is some of the squash we have taking over growing in our garden.
Our yard actually.
We planted winter squashes in the two 4’ x 4’ raised beds. Our “Three Sisters” gardens – squash, corn and beans. Everything’s growing, so we’re happy.
The thing is, not only do we have squash plants from those two gardens, but we’ve also got countless rogue hybrid squash plants that sprouted from various spots near the compost bins and the back garden.
And in case you didn’t know it, squash plants are restless. They don’t sit still, even though they may appear to be just sitting there. They run, they roam, they invite themselves into your kitchen and pour themselves coffee. They open the cookie jar and the fridge and the cupboards, looking for snacks. They climb the stairs, use your toothbrush, and curl up in your bed.
Actually, it doesn’t always strike. Sometimes it just whispers. Or waves to you from somewhere off to your right and you just catch a glimpse of movement out of the corner of your eye, so you turn, and there it is.
Sure, you could use pumpkin instead. We just happen to have a basket full of butternut squash from the garden, and I figured I’d use one of them rather than run to the store for a can of pumpkin puree.
I made up the recipe as I went along. Really. I used Dorie Greenspan’s Great Grains Muffin recipe as a sort of launching pad, and tweaked it here and there to create this muffin. These muffins. There were 14 of them.
We had leftovers to use up. Leftover Sauerbraten from this year's Oktoberfest dinner...leftover butternut squash...well, okay, just those two. And the butternut squash wasn't technically left over yet, as I'd only cooked it that day. But I quibble and digress.
And I made loaves instead of muffins. I don't know what it is, but for some reason I'm not crazy about muffins, although I may like the same concoction in loaf form. I have no explanation for this peculiarity. But anyway. This week's recipe was chosen by Kelly of Sounding My Barbaric Gulp!, and you can find the recipe on her… Continue reading TWD – Pumpkin Muffins. Well, Actually, I Used Butternut Squash.