Butternut Squash

SailorGirl

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During your grocery shopping, has anyone seen any pre-cut butternut squash? The commissary doesn't carry it - and the last time I attempted to cut one, was the last time. My SIL mentioned you can buy it pre-cut but that was a couple of years ago and she doesn't remember where. Thank you in advance.
 

Mavis

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Try Giant, they quite often have it in the veg section. More expensive it worth it for convenience.
 

frequentflier

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During your grocery shopping, has anyone seen any pre-cut butternut squash? The commissary doesn't carry it - and the last time I attempted to cut one, was the last time. My SIL mentioned you can buy it pre-cut but that was a couple of years ago and she doesn't remember where. Thank you in advance.
To make peeling easier, you can heat the whole squash up in the oven for a few minutes and let it cool. I am not sure why cutting one up would be so difficult if you have a sharp knife.
 

RoseRed

American Beauty
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Butternut, spaghetti and acorn squash are all very hard. I just cut them in half and bake them with some butter and brown sugar. Then they get soft and just scoop it out.
 

Kyle

Just being a fly in the ointment...
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Butternut, spaghetti and acorn squash are all very hard. I just cut them in half and bake them with some butter and brown sugar. Then they get soft and just scoop it out.
:yay:

They definitely require a sharp knife, care and a little patience to prepare but its not that difficult.
 

Bonehead

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Weis has it pre cut 2# for 5$. I recently baked one whole ( put some holes in the skin) at 375 for an hour and just scoop out the insides for soup.
 

Kyle

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And they hurt a lot when you drop them on your toe. The squash. The knife is a different issue....
I can assure you if you drop the knife on your toe… It'll hurt.
 

Kyle

Just being a fly in the ointment...
PREMO Member
Yes it was. I broke a knife and cut a chunk out of my thumb. Never again.
I'm not being a smart ass here, but what kind of a knife are you using?

Butternut, acorn and spaghetti squash have a tough hide but I've never had a problem with a sharp chefs knife or vegetable cleaver.
 

SailorGirl

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To make peeling easier, you can heat the whole squash up in the oven for a few minutes and let it cool. I am not sure why cutting one up would be so difficult if you have a sharp knife.
That knife was really sharp - maybe not strong enough though. All I remember was it was miserable and I was already in a panic from having to cook so much, my thumb bled like crazy and probably needed stitches, I still needed to get the oysters, and drive all the way to Leonardtown to pick up the stuffed ham.

By the way - what's a good place for stuffed ham? I skipped it last year.
 

SailorGirl

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You need better knives. :lol:

Yeah - I'd probably need a better peeler too - that's why I'm going with precut. Did you see the beginning when the knife got stuck in the squash? That's what happened to me. Only I yanked it out and started on it again and within seconds managed to hit my thumb.
 
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