Good night, Mrs. Calabash!"
Did you know the spaghetti squash is also called a CALABASH? When I found that little squashy fact, I immediately thought of Jimmy Durante.

About Durante's characteristic sign off, Wikipedia says, "Durante finally revealed that it was indeed a tribute to his wife. While driving across the country, they stopped in a small town called Calabash, whose name she had loved. "Mrs. Calabash" became his pet name for her, and he signed off his radio program with "Good night, Mrs. Calabash." He added "wherever you are" after the first year."

Doesn't that look delicious? It is from A Better Life With Burgers. If you go there, you will find a recipe for EGGPLANT AND SPAGHETTI SQUASH LASAGNA. Now, THAT is pasta even I could love.


Member of the NIGHTSHADE family
Yes, not a  Cucurbita but a Solanum. The eggplant we are familiar with in the US is the melongena species. It does not have a hard shell like the Cucurbita, but the color and flavor seem like they would go well together.

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