Yep- mirliton- a.k.a. chayote- is a kind of pale green squash. Takes some prep work, too- their skin is pretty tough, so you need to boil or blanch them to really work with them. Personally, I can take 'em or leave 'em, but mom loves mirliton, and I'm a good son...and a better cook!
I did most of the cooking- but my maternal aunt brought the ham, green beans & yams, while my paternal aunt brought the beef roast.
The final act of the night was stripping most of the meat from the birds and using the bones and scraps to make a stock. After the stock was made, I cooked it down to concentrate it. It makes a nice basis for soups, sauces, and other dishes.
Takes time, but TOTALLY worth it.
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