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2020-09-25 6:39:46 PM  
So I had to go to Nashville this week, and we stopped off to see my Mom. Her apartment building has kind of program where they're distributing lots of fresh vegetables to their residents, and among the stuff she got was stuff she doesn't want. Well, she sent us a few squashes. Two butternut squashes, which will make for some fantastic soup this weekend, and another that she says she tried one of and didn't like at all.

It's yellow, egg-shaped, smooth-skinned, and about the size of a cantaloupe, so everything screams to me that it's a spaghetti squash. But she insists it isn't. Having nothing better to do with my life, I plan on slicing it in half, scooping out the seeds, and roasting it for 40 minutes or so to see what happens. If it doesn't make spaghetti strands, I'll probably just puree it, toss in a bunch of Splenda and butter and a few eggs and dump it in a pie crust. Just about anything starchy tastes good that way.

Anyway, take the Quiz, then come back and tell us what you do when you get mystery items from friends or relatives - like homemade stuff in a Mason fruit jar or a weird melon.

Winners and easiest/hardest from last week are in the NotNewsletter.

Don't forget the Easy Quiz!

Good luck, and let me know if you have any problems or have a good Mystery Squash recipe.
 
2020-09-25 6:40:30 PM  
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2020-09-25 6:42:52 PM  
Also, butternut squash makes a good stencil for drawing todgers on things.

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2020-09-25 6:57:58 PM  
Kinda got my ass kicked.
 
2020-09-25 7:00:38 PM  
That was a rough quiz
 
2020-09-25 7:01:42 PM  
I'm number two! I've never been that high before!
 
2020-09-25 7:12:43 PM  
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2020-09-25 7:14:39 PM  
First time trying it & I didn't do so hot on the "hard" quiz. Only ninth place (Which won't hold up) and first on the "easy" one (again, won't hold up). Fun little time killer though.
 
2020-09-25 7:24:33 PM  
Number 2!  Woot Woot!  USA!  USA!
 
2020-09-25 7:48:55 PM  
I got a pair of earbuds about 1977 or so. First marketed by Sony. They were pricey and I never got them to stay in my ears. So, for 45 years I have made it a goal to never buy another pair. I still have the originals. They came with a nifty reusable every day container that you could use to wind up the cord. Don't care; used them a few times and now they sit unused.
 
2020-09-25 7:50:53 PM  

ox45tallboy: So I had to go to Nashville this week, and we stopped off to see my Mom. Her apartment building has kind of program where they're distributing lots of fresh vegetables to their residents, and among the stuff she got was stuff she doesn't want. Well, she sent us a few squashes. Two butternut squashes, which will make for some fantastic soup this weekend, and another that she says she tried one of and didn't like at all.

It's yellow, egg-shaped, smooth-skinned, and about the size of a cantaloupe, so everything screams to me that it's a spaghetti squash. But she insists it isn't. Having nothing better to do with my life, I plan on slicing it in half, scooping out the seeds, and roasting it for 40 minutes or so to see what happens. If it doesn't make spaghetti strands, I'll probably just puree it, toss in a bunch of Splenda and butter and a few eggs and dump it in a pie crust. Just about anything starchy tastes good that way.

Anyway, take the Quiz, then come back and tell us what you do when you get mystery items from friends or relatives - like homemade stuff in a Mason fruit jar or a weird melon.

Winners and easiest/hardest from last week are in the NotNewsletter.

Don't forget the Easy Quiz!

Good luck, and let me know if you have any problems or have a good Mystery Squash recipe.


I miss Nashville. I haven't been back there since I buried my dad a few years ago. But half my life there, it seems.
 
2020-09-25 8:25:43 PM  
Update: It was indeed spaghetti squash.
 
2020-09-25 9:10:16 PM  

bababa: I'm number two! I've never been that high before!


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2020-09-25 9:46:38 PM  
There was actually more than one article about a lighthouse last week. I remembered the wrong one. You guys are keeping us on our toes, here.
 
2020-09-25 11:17:56 PM  
What is "a Lllama?"

/Ooops
//Eeerily, I did not expect that
///thought it might be Eeels
 
2020-09-25 11:38:00 PM  

Buzzerguy: What is "a Lllama?"

/Ooops
//Eeerily, I did not expect that
///thought it might be Eeels


One more than a llama.
 
2020-09-26 2:22:55 AM  

ox45tallboy: Buzzerguy: What is "a Lllama?"

/Ooops
//Eeerily, I did not expect that
///thought it might be Eeels

One more than a llama.


Plus, I hear it whips the llama's ass.
 
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