Winter Squash: Instant Pot or CrockPot

| 4/2/2019 10:23:00 AM

Squash Instant Pot vs CrockPot 

My gardening brings me great joy and Mother Nature can gift me with a plethora of good food for my efforts. Last season produced many pounds of squash for my husband to endure—and for me to play with. While my favorite variety to grow happens to be zucchini rampicante, the following ideas can be easily carried out using butternut or other winter squashes.

The main reason I love rampicante is that it’s great when used green in the summertime as you would a zucchini (though I prefer it to this cousin for density and buttery flavor). Let it mature and cure and it transforms into something closer to another cousin—the butternut (though with an often curled shape and sometimes a lot more meat).

Luckily, these vitamin holders store well because, as I said, they were prolific last year. I garnered over a hundred pounds of this veggie (see samples of my harvest below). I gifted many to friends and neighbors while still storing more than enough for my husband and myself in our basement.

Squash Harvests

The following is more of a guideline—or basketful of ideas—than a normal recipe because it’s meant to show some of the versatility of this wonderful vegetable. I am also a great believer in catering to personal tastes and going with the flow while staying with my style of cooking. I like to refer to this style as garden-pantry fusion—cooking in the moment with what’s on hand.

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