Giant Pink Banana Squash PIE!

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@catjac1975 did you grow all those? What a beautiful display!
Yes and many were already given away. The big ones are my favorite Rumbo squash/ pumpkin. Best for pie and other cooking. The others were self sown in a compost pile. Out in the middle of a field. I cannot believe all sorts of wild animals did not eat them. I handed a few tiny ones to my horse and he ate them, but did not pick any for himself.
 
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Delicious looking pie! Would you mind sharing your pumpkin bread recipe?
Pumpkin bread

Ingredients
1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup raisins, optional
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Combine first 8 ingredients. Whisk together eggs, pumpkin, oil and water; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in walnuts and, if desired, raisins.
2. Pour into a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 65-70 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.

I doubled the recipe, omitted the nuts and raisins and added a teaspoon of ginger. I gave one to a neighbor and she doesn't like raisins.
 

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Yes and many were already given away. The big ones are my favorite Rumbo squash/ pumpkin. Best for pie and other cooking. The others were self sown in a compost pile. Out in the middle of a field. I cannot believe all sorts of wild animals did not eat them. I handed a few tiny ones to my horse and he ate them, but did not pick any for himself.
That's a picture of the week!

I let the sheep in the garden and they ate everything down. They didn't disturb the Ping Banana squash, but will tear it up if I give them a squash. I guess they don't like the spiny leaves.
 

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That's a picture of the week!

I let the sheep in the garden and they ate everything down. They didn't disturb the Ping Banana squash, but will tear it up if I give them a squash. I guess they don't like the spiny leaves.
that is one of the reasons why the three sisters method works as it does. the squash plants help protect the beans and corn. when young the squash sprouts are the most vulnerable. after that they'll mostly be left alone here. we don't usually even bother to put the squash vines inside the fenced garden since that space is better used to protect things the deer will eat...

in the middle of the winter if any squash are left out in the yard (by accident) the deer will sometimes find them and eat them.
 

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That's a picture of the week!

I let the sheep in the garden and they ate everything down. They didn't disturb the Ping Banana squash, but will tear it up if I give them a squash. I guess they don't like the spiny leaves.
I feed the pumpkins that are going by to my chickens. The birds I have now don't like them that much. They love the seeds and eventually eat the rest. But my old birds used to fight over them until they were gone.
 

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Pumpkin bread

Ingredients
1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup raisins, optional
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Combine first 8 ingredients. Whisk together eggs, pumpkin, oil and water; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in walnuts and, if desired, raisins.
2. Pour into a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 65-70 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.

I doubled the recipe, omitted the nuts and raisins and added a teaspoon of ginger. I gave one to a neighbor and she doesn't like raisins.
Thank you!
 

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I have a recipe copied for Pumpkin Apple Cider Bread. It's a yeast bread and I have never tried it. DW likes potato and carrot breads but I find the potato bread almost the same as white wheat bread - that is okay. Carrots add color but not much more - that is okay. The apple cider with the pumpkin might be flavorful but I don't see it on the website, now. Makes me wonder ...

DW has drafted me to make some baking powder pumpkin bread. She has to get over this idea that our winter squash is all for bread and pie. We can't fill the freezer with these things!

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DD said that she had a dream the other night that she had twin girls. That's what we need, granddaughters!

Steve
 

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