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Old 09/13/07, 05:15 PM
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What to do with overgrown crookneck squash?

While we have enjoyed lots of perfectly-sized yellow crookneck squash in the last month, we have not been able to keep up, and we have a load of pretty but too big and too hard-skinned squashes.
We've tried preparing them the same way as the tender small ones, but it is not pleasant.
Does anyone have any ideas for how we might use (and even enjoy) these giants?
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Old 09/13/07, 05:23 PM
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Save the seeds. Compost the rest or feed it to chickens.
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Old 09/13/07, 05:55 PM
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My rabbits love them.
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Old 09/13/07, 06:00 PM
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Scoop out the seeds and stuff them with a moist sausage dressing and bake them. The juices in the dressing will soften the meat of the squash and make it edible. The skins are then tossed to the pigs.
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Old 09/14/07, 05:55 PM
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I'd stuff them too with meat loaf mix or maybe a rice stuffing. You can bake them in a sauce and once again give the skins to the critters or compost if it doesn't soften up.
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Old 09/17/07, 02:53 PM
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I love the big ones--they sell great at the market (for decoration/gourds)!
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