Post by applecrisp1 on Nov 12, 2017 15:38:51 GMT -5
I bet I've asked this, but how/where do you store veggies like butternut squash?
I might just solve that old dilemma and roast it up today, but what do you do?
It falls into the same category of where to store onions and sweet potatoes. I know many think its a total no, but i store those in the fridge (but not in same drawer). I don't think there is a cool or remotely cool area in my kitchen.
I've never tried keeping these types of veggies for very long. I think I've kept butternut squash in my kitchen for maybe a week before using.
A squash might live on the table for a few days, then move to a counter, then maybe move to one of the pantry shelves for a bit. I don't think I've ever stored a winter squash in the fridge. I don't have a cool spot that doesn't also freeze, but they'll kick around for weeks before I get around to using them.
Onions I keep in a shopping bag and then hang the shopping bag on a hook in my pantry. Potatoes are also in the pantry, but shoved on a shelf somewhat away from the onions.
Merry: I don't think he knows about second breakfast, Pip. Pippin: What about elevenses? Luncheon? Afternoon tea? Dinner? Supper? He knows about them, doesn't he?
I'm with Mrswaz. Where ever there is room. I have a bag of russets that are sitting on top of my le creuset in a cupboard, a red kuri squash sitting next to the coffee maker, a sweet potato on the shelf below the russets....onions under the cooktop where the cast iron resides. I need 3 rooms as pantries and who cares about living space, LOL.
Thoreau said, 'A man is rich in proportion to the things he can leave alone.'
Post by traildoggie on Nov 13, 2017 11:40:05 GMT -5
I keep onions and potatoes in the basement where it's cool but doesn't freeze.
winter squash.. we grow them. s start out with a lot. we wash them in dilute bleach water after we pick them. then store against an inside wall in the garage, not touching each other if possible. Hubbard squash have the hardest skin and will keep all winter. maybe even to spring. butternuts will usually last for several months until maybe late January. I keep them in sight so if one starts to spoil I can use it or pitch it. we built shelving at the front of the garage . it is cold but doesn't freeze. acorn squash didn't keep as well so we quit growing those.
Post by applecrisp1 on Nov 13, 2017 14:11:26 GMT -5
mrswaz and wallycat --- I share much of the same "system". AKA where there is room for it.
traildoggie -- Thanks for the tips and info.
It's on the counter right now, but I think I might just roast it tonight. I wanted to get those small honeynut squash at the farmers market but they were all out, so I got the typical one. I might look for a recipe and perhaps try something different.