I've gathered the rest of my winter squash and thought I'd share pictures. My most prolific squash was the delicata that I posted about here. I've been roasting them, but I think Mike doesn't care much for the way they taste - or maybe the texture since the skin is usually left on. One our our neighbors visited and grabbed a few because he said he loved them. I think they're pretty nice roasted, but maybe I'll stuff some too since we have quite a few. Here is how they look cut up and ready to roast:
It's freakishly large, isn't it? Though, I have seen pictures of them much larger than this. I only got four this year, and I brought one of them in too late and the bugs had already gotten to it. The other two I cooked in the oven to save the insides for breads and things. I hear it's pretty good roasted and once I crack the above behemoth open, I'll give it a try. Here is one that was a little smaller, cut in half:
My favorite winter squash so far is the buttercup; to me it has the best taste and consistency. I will definitely grow them next here. Here is a picture of a couple:
That's it for the winter squashes. Next up to be harvested are the watermelons! I have several huge ones that look like they're very close to being ripe. And there are lots of different sized smaller ones as well. I can't wait to test them out; I've had very little watermelon this year and it's one of my most favorite fruits. And after the watermelon... I'll finally get to check out the sweet potatoes. I'm so anxious to see what they're doing.
Off to cook and then paint!