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    Re: What's For Dinner TONIGHT?

    Quote Originally Posted by coltnlasma View Post
    I've never tried it, but have read that winter squash will keep for several months in a cool, dry place (like a basement) -- just in case you don't have the time or inclination to process them right away. That would be neat to have a little winter stash of butternut squash. I'm jealous!
    They do hold up quite well...they've been on my unheated back porch for almost three weeks now :-) But the porch isn't that big and my husband likes to throw things away, so I need to get them taken care of. (And while I still haven't figured out how to freeze cubes, I know how to freeze puree, which I can then use throughout the winter in ravioli, as a side dish, etc.)

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    Re: What's For Dinner TONIGHT?

    I like to have pizza and wings while watching Survivor. Since I've been dieting, I usually have to choose pizza OR wings or just splurge for one night. Tonight I'm planning on making pepperoni pizza and having a salad on the side. I'll get to have some microwave popcorn while watching Survivor.

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    Re: What's For Dinner TONIGHT?

    Quote Originally Posted by TripleGemini View Post
    They do hold up quite well...they've been on my unheated back porch for almost three weeks now :-) But the porch isn't that big and my husband likes to throw things away, so I need to get them taken care of. (And while I still haven't figured out how to freeze cubes, I know how to freeze puree, which I can then use throughout the winter in ravioli, as a side dish, etc.)
    There are some instructions on the net. Search for 'how to freeze butternut squash'. If you want to freeze raw cubes, it is best to make the cubes and set them on something flat like a cookie sheet covered with waxed or parchment paper to freeze. Once frozen, put them in plastic containers or bags and date them.
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    Oh ... I had Chili-mac ... but also made a large pot of cabbage soup.

    We are in for some below normal temps ... so Chili and soup are perfect meals.
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    Re: What's For Dinner TONIGHT?

    Quote Originally Posted by echo226 View Post
    There are some instructions on the net. Search for 'how to freeze butternut squash'. If you want to freeze raw cubes, it is best to make the cubes and set them on something flat like a cookie sheet covered with waxed or parchment paper to freeze. Once frozen, put them in plastic containers or bags and date them.
    Funny...I ended up searching (while I was on the phone with my husband after he woke up yesterday afternoon). The site I found suggested blanching the cubes for three minutes and then shocking them before bagging them. I think I'll try this with 1/2 of a squash to see what the results are. (I don't mind making more puree...the bags freeze well...but it would be nice to have some cubes.)

    Thanks!

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    I just finished the last of my marinated pork loin roast & zucchini/tomato mix last night.
    Tonight is open up the refrigerator/cupboards & see what looks quick & easy. Maybe Progresso soup over whole wheat rotini. Maybe Lean Cuisine.
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    More chicken-veggie soup with extra onions and shiitake mushrooms.

    Hubby started to get better, but this cold virus is stubborn (or it's just the normal immunosuppression stuff). We're doing our best Zycam, TLC, extra Vit C, Ocean, and my "magic" soups!
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    Re: What's For Dinner TONIGHT?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ellen View Post
    More chicken-veggie soup with extra onions and shiitake mushrooms.

    Hubby started to get better, but this cold virus is stubborn (or it's just the normal immunosuppression stuff). We're doing our best — Zycam, TLC, extra Vit C, Ocean, and my "magic" soups!
    I hope he feels better soon Ellen.

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    We had boneless pork chops, mashed potatoes, gravy and biscuits.
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    Re: What's For Dinner TONIGHT?

    My new mantra is, "My health improves when I eat healthy food". Tonight I'm having zucchini with onions, steamed green beans, and oven roasted red peppers. Some of each will be put aside for lunch tomorrow.
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