Last night I was one of several individuals who got together to prepare 25o lbs. of Butternut Squash for the turkey dinner sponsored by the First United Methodist Church in Saranac Lake on Election Day. Yes, it’s still a ways to election day, but the squash can be cooked in advance and frozen.
Here’s just some of the squash that had to be prepared:
First, it had to be cut open, seeds scraped out, and peeled:
It had to be cut up:
then cooled, and mashed
Then the squash was put in bags and frozen until needed for the big Election Day dinner.
It was a lot of work, but with lots of folks helping it got done pretty quick!
There were many bags of waste – peeings and innards / sees – which will hopefully go to a guy who can feed them to his pigs, or be composted.