(Did you know that every week I have to check back through my blog to see what number we are on? Anything for my readers...)
Tonight on Thursday's Culinary Adventure:
Aww! Isn't it cute? Do you know what I think it looks like? An old man without his dentures.
The Chayote squash is also known as the "vegetable pear" and was a main staple for the Aztecs. It is supposed to be full of nutrients, and is used in many ancient South American remedies.
Okay, so, I have to apologize. I knew nothing about this squash when I bought it. I just thought that it looked adventurous. Apparently, every part of the squash is edible. So, all you have to do is
and eat it.
Not a very exciting Culinary Adventure. Who knew???!! Oh well, I've been sick, so it's good to ease back into things, yes?
To spice up this Culinary Adventure a little, I will throw in another story about the Chayote Squash. Apparently, a rumor spread around the US that MacDonalds was actually using Chayote squash in their apple pies instead of apples! It launched a campaign where MacDonalds emphasized their delicious pies, made with "real apples!!"
Sorry, that's all I've got.
Taste Testers Say:
Summary: Meh, just okay for me. And Brian thought that it tasted like grass. Upon further consideration, I decided that it tasted like grass as well. Weird. Very juicy though- kind of like the love child of jicama and an asian pear. And grass.
I put some garlic salt on it, and it was much better immediately. I would recommend dousing it with some olive oil, garlic salt, and pepper, and stir frying it for a few minutes. I bet that would be yummy-ish...
I'm trying it another night.
Grade: C (but it has potential!!)
Now, if you'll excuse me, I am off to clean up pee from the bathroom floor, and milk from behind my stove. It's been one of those days....