One of the specials in the current grocery ad is calabaza castilla, a winter squash, 4lbs/$.99, which the store cuts into manageable size pieces. The fourth image from the left on the top row..... https://www.google.com/search?q=calabaz ... sAQ#imgrc=
I have no doubt that it goes by other names, but as I'm not familiar with it at all, I don't know them. I tried to search, but mostly I got Spanish language websites, and my Spanish isn't near good enough for them to be useful to me. I asked a man in the store, whose lovely little baby girl kept grabbing at the chunk he was buying, but he said they put it into chicken stew, ick. Apparently the little one absolutely loves it and it is sweet. So, any ideas out there? And if you've used it, how long would one of those wrapped, seeded pieces keep in the fridge?
I've never tried it, but I've seen it in stores. Treat it like you would pumpkin or other winter squashes. I wonder if it's as sweet as buttercup. There are some of the different names it's called and some recipes for it here:http://www.examiner.com/article/fairyta ... cinderella
I imagine the cut pieces would keep a week before the edges started either drying out or getting slimy. I've bought hunks of banana squash that way, though not lately, and I can't really remember how long I kept them in the fridge before using them.