Or…I found another place to hide squash.
I microwave baked a sweet potato the other day, and it was too much to eat in one sitting. As I was getting ready to put the leftovers in the fridge, I looked over at the squash that had been picked that day. Hmmmm. The wheels started turning.
I had tried mixing butternut squash into a sweet potato pie, and my sweet potato pie loving son knew with the first bite that something was different. Could I fool him this time? It was worth a try.
I took the leftover sweet potato and mixed it with some shredded squash that I microwaved for a few minutes.
I mixed it with the mixer, but you could still see yellow bits of squash. That would not do.
After buzzing it in the blender there’s no evidence of the squash hiding out in the filling. I had to hurry up and get it mixed before my son got a peek at the yellow bits because he wanted to know what I was whipping up. “Oh, a sweet potato pie.”
While I was at it, I mixed up a filling using just squash as a sweet potato substitute for the pie filling.
The final product tasted like rice pudding…without the rice. Or bread pudding…without the bread. It wasn’t terrible, but I’ll try sneaking some squash into the next rice pudding I make.
And my son, the connoisseur of sweet potato pies, didn’t notice a thing.
Happy Gardening Sneaking in a Vegetable!!
p.s. I just had a serving of the “squash pie” and after a couple days in the fride it’s tasting pretty good to me.