I ate lunch the other day at Whole Foods. If I’m feeling especially lazy but want to eat some prepared, yummy veggies, that’s where I’ll go. I was thrilled when I found some squash! I’d never seen this squash before and I absolutely fell in love! I thought about it the next day and had to get some more! To my dismay, they hadn’t made any. I decided to ask the gentleman in the produce department if he knew what it was. I described to him what it was like. I said, visually, a cross between a zucchini, yellow neck and english cucumber but inside, almost like spaghetti squash, just not so noodley. In my head I sounded like a complete idiot but luckily for me, he knew exactly what I was talking about. The unfortunate part of the story is that the kitchen had cooked the only case they had. I was super bummed! I REALLY wanted more.
I still had some errands to run and Trader Joes was on my list. What to my surprise?!? An entire two boxes of Delicata Squash. YAY!!! I was thrilled! I’m sure others could tell because I was loading my cart up hastily. The glorious part about Delicata Squash is it lasts for up to 6 weeks. This isn’t as long as other winter squash but 6 weeks is a decent shelf life. It is a good source of dietary fiber and potassium, as well as small amounts of vitamins C and B, Magnesium and Manganese. BONUS!