Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Squash



Only two squash plants in the garden. Just two plants.

Thankfully just two plants. 


But when you pick twice a day, that's a lot of squash. 


So we've eaten lots of squash in the last few days. Everything starts about the same way. Slice your squash, a zucchini (we planted that also) and an onion. I added some fresh thyme and rosemary because I had that in the garden, too. Then I sprinkled everything with House Seasoning. I sprinkle nearly everything with House Seasoning.


Monday night it was just a simple side dish. Heat a little olive oil in the pan and then add the vegetables and cook on medium high until they begin to brown. The heat needs to be high enough to brown and and low enough for them to cook to tender-crisp before they're too brown. (The browned part is where much of the flavor comes from.) We had this with a burger that Granddaddy grilled while I manned the stove. Supper on the table in 15 minutes!


Saturday night there was no supper plan. But there was squash. I quickly sauteed boneless chicken breasts while the water for the pasta came to a boil. (House Seasoning on the chicken, too.) Then while the penne boiled, I cooked the squash, zucchini and onion same as above. Cut the cooked chicken into bite-size pieces and mix with hot cooked and drained penne, vegetables and a jar of Alfredo sauce. Sprinkle a little minced parsley on top. 

This one dish meal was so good--creamy and delicious--and considering where we live, it was faster than going out for dinner. About 20 minutes from deciding what to cook to sitting down at the table.


Sunday's squash harvest rode all the way to Atlanta. I read on Jessica's blog that she used it to make veggie fried rice on Monday.  (Ha! Another colorful Monday.)


On Monday afternoon I delivered the morning's squash harvest to Mommy so that she could make baby food. Baby Sister loves squash. Wonder if she will love Granddaddy's squash even more? Squash grown with love.

This is only three days worth of squash. There is still some in the refrigerator. And there will be more ready to pick in the morning. More squash....  

Got any squash recipes you'd like to share with me?


3 comments:

  1. No squash recipes, but admiration for those who cook so well!

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  2. Believe it or not, I actually have a squash 'recipe'. I hope you are sitting down! I wash and slice the squash and put on one side of my steamer (which is like a double-boiler with holes in the bottom of the fitted top section). I sprinkle Mrs. Dash (salt free!) on it, cause I'm fancy like that. I put frozen broccoli in the other side and steam. As long as I don't wander off and let it boil dry, it tastes great.

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  3. We enjoy "Zucchini crescent pie" - if you can't find the recipe on line, email me and I will type it up for you. It is basically a package of crescent rolls, eggs, onions, Mozzarella cheese, butter, and zucchini. I enjoy your blog - I live in Pa and my grandchildren are in Columbia SC so I am not as fortunate as you. I am also technically challenged as I can't figure out how to put in my name or email.
    Sue or swremely@aol.com

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