Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Squish Squash

My kids have an unnatural love of gourds. It doesn't matter what kind I get, they love to eat squash. When they see squash in the grocery store they beg me to buy it. The other day, Ellie saw some spaghetti squash, and thinking it was "Yoshi fruit" (anyone who has played Mario will understand) begged me to buy it.
Now, how can a mother say no to a child begging her to buy squash? So, I bought it and just pulled it out of the oven. I put a little butter, salt and pepper on it, and went in the other room for a minute. When I came back, all four of my girls had their hand in the cookie jar...or should I say squash bowl. Rachel was eating the stuff two-fisted, Ellie had filled up a plastic cup with squash and was eating it like popcorn in front of the TV, and Becca and Sarah were chasing each other around the kitchen taking "squash breaks" to nibble a little from the bowl each time around.
Greg on the other hand is not much of a squash fan, so I don't buy it much, and we usually only eat it when he is out of town or as an after school snack.
Call me crazy, but it cracks me up that one of my kids' favorite after school snacks is squash (winter squash and spaghetti are their favorites though).


Liesl said...

I love the additions (or maybe they aren't new but I've just started noticing them) of Greg's lists on the blogs on the side. I'm sharing a bunch of Greg's links with the kids. Thanks for fun computer play.

Emily said...

How funny is that? Evan loves spaghetti squash, but I'm not a big fan because of the blandness. I like the fuller flavor butternut and the banana. I try to get my kids to eat it, even with butter and BROWN SUGAR, and they still don't act interested, but wish they would!