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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Attack of the Killer Squash


It is that time of year again.

It is when your garden attacks you with many, many squash.


You fill your refrigerator (and extra refrigerator) with them, you give them away (or try to give them away) and you see how soon your family gets sick of eating them.

I have made at one time or another squash cakes, squash muffins, fried squash rings, sliced squash on the George Forman Grill, mix diced squash with your fried potatoes, dice, mix with flour or corn meal and fry them, squash bread, squash croquets, squash cubes/tomato and onions and last but not least the squash casserole!

The only thing about a lot of these recipes is that you make a low fat, good for you squash into a fattening, but delicious dish. The Forman Grill recipe is the easiest and least calorie one of the above. And, I love it fixed this way. I peel them and slice the squash longways into 6 pieces or so (depending on the thickness of your squash). I spray butter on them and sprinkle corn meal and seasoned salt on each one. I then cook at 350 degrees for five minutes on each side. Very good.

Here is my favorite casserole recipe:

DOWN HOME SQUASH CASSEROLE

2-4 yellow squash
1/2 onion, diced
can of cream of chicken soup
3/4 cup sour cream
salt and pepper to taste

Peel and cube squash. Cook squash and onion till tender. Drain water. Put squash and onion in casserole dish and add cream of chicken soup and sour cream and stir together.

Mix together:
1/2 cup self rising flour
1/2 cup corn meal mix
1 egg
2T melted butter
milk and water
 (in other words make a small batch of cornbread)

Mix together the cornbread ingredients and pour on top of squash mixture. Cook uncovered in 350 degree oven about 30-35 minutes. Put on broil and brown cornbread on top if you wish.

Now you have your vegetable and your bread for supper.

Go here for my squash cakes and squash/tomato/onion recipes.
Go here for my squash bread recipe.

 Have I left any squash idea out? Tell us your favorite squash recipe --- please!

Posted by Janet F. Smart on Writing in the Blackberry Patch
©Janet F. Smart





7 comments:

  1. Wow! I wish I was close enough to get some squash! What you said about taking a low calorie veggie and adding all the other ingredients is so true, but funny!

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  2. I may try the squash recipe this weekend. It sounds good.

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  3. I wish our veggies would attack! They haven't grown at all. We got a few tomatoes...that was it. Woohoo for your squash! ;-)

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  4. Thanks Janet for the recipe..I haven't tried this one yet...My garden is attacking me too..And you're right about gigving them away, everyone has plenty..It's amazing what you can do with squash..I'll try this one..They might like it..lol..

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  5. Ahh the good earth and a good cook...perfect combination.

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  6. I tried the squash casserole this weekend and enjoyed it. I going to post it on my Blog later this week if it is okay with you, of course, with the credit going to you.

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  7. Glad you liked it Dan. Of course, you can post about it. I just tried another recipe last night. It is a sweet squash casserole. Really different, but I liked it.

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