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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Yellow Squash Casserole

My sister gave me some squash that she had grown, and I happily took it off her hands! I really, really hope to grow some veggies and herbs next year....I just never got around to it this year. Until then, I'll just steal others'.

I can't really remember ever eating squash (other than acorn squash, which I had once last fall and LOVED). And I've definitely never cooked with the stuff. So I went to my trusty cooking buddy (http://www.allrecipes.com/) and found this recipe for Yellow Squash Casserole.


The ingreds: (I didn't have milk, so I used non-fat plain greek yogurt, and I always subbed Wheat Thins - generic, 'cause mama is tryin' to save money! - for Ritz crackers...I LOVE Wheat Thins!!)


My question - how the *&%$ do you cut up a squash like this? I sliced off the skins, but stupidly forgot this has seeds. Do any of you have any good tips? I swear, this is why it takes me so long to cook. ;-)

I was a little skeptical about all of this....but it turned out amazing!! (I halved the recipe). I will say, however, that this was too much buttah for me. (Don't tell Paula, please). I hardly ever eat real butter, so I would definitely half the amount (at least) next time. It doesn't need it!


Do you ever eat or make squash? I LOVE acorn squash with brown sugar - I need to pick some up soon. And I STILL have not tried spaghetti squash....(I know!).


19 comments:

Erica said...

looks great! I LOVE squash! I just baked it in the oven with a little olive oil and seasoning- yummmy :)

Stephanie said...

I find it easier to bake the squash a bit before tacklin' the whole cutting into pieces thing? If you just need to slice in half, no biggie, but the cutting into chunks can be dangerous I agree! Check out the recipe I did the other night - it used acorn squash and was soooo gooood! :)
http://cookinfanatic.wordpress.com/2009/09/13/vogue-squash/

Fitnut said...

Wow - that looks delicious! And, like you, the only way I've cooked squash is acorn squash with some butter and brown sugar in the oven... yummy. I wish I could give you a tip on how to cut it up but I'm at a total loss :) I can't even chop up onions properly.

Nicole said...

look at you lil miss cooker! :)

inmytummy said...

I like to microwave it for 10 minutes and it gets it soft enough to cut and then I cut it up and bake it.

You have to try spaghetti squash. It's really good and such a fun food.

Emily said...

I love squash casserole! My mom, grandma, and aunts all make it during the holidays... sooooooo good!! But I think the wheat thins actually sound way better than the ritz crackers - excellent idea Holly!

My favorite squash ever is butternut squash. I could eat it everyday!! Acorn is a close 2nd! :)

livinghealthyintherealworld said...

Heh, um, I just get lazy and leave the seeds in there ;) It's easier to get seeds out of acorn squash but it's really tough with spaghetti squash, so I just eat them too. I'm not picky about that kind of thing though.

- Sagan

lesley living life said...

I just got some squash myself ("stolen" from my mom ;)

I like to just cut it in half, scoop out the seeds and bake it (similar to Erica) and I seem to like that a lot. I never really know what else to do with it, so I understand!

insideiamdancing said...

Looks delicious! I LOVE squash :D I tried spaghetti squash for the first time not long ago, but butternut is my favourite so far. They are SO hard to cut! I usually pierce it and microwave it for a few minutes, cut in half, scoop seeds out, cut into chunks and carve the skin off. Am sure there is an easier way but that's the best I have managed!

Suzie Q said...

i microwave my squash a bit first. I poke holes in it with a knife then throw it in whole in the microwave. Makes cutting it a whole lot easier!

Brandi said...

i love squash! I usually just eat the seeds in the small ones :)

butternut is my favorite, hands down.

Christie @ Quit Your Diet said...

hehehe, I won't tell paula :D

That squash looks great. Our garden only produced one this year :(

Missy said...

Yum that looks so good! I make quash every now and then but the only thing I know how to do with it is slice it up and grill it on the stove! I usually add spray butter, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Pretty basic but good!

Fitzalan said...

Hello! I'm back! I think....

Anyway, I have a ton of squash right now and I've been looking for ways to cook it so thanks for the tasty recipe!

Happiness Awaits

Fitnut said...

Yeah, I've always wondered if Bob was gay or not. I don't like him this season with his beard!

And I can't believe Ed and Jillian were in Kelowna! Maybe I'll run into them there one day :)

kilax said...

I don't know if I have EVER had squash, but that pic makes me want to try it!

Every Gym's Nightmare said...

thats the pimpliest squash ive ever seen

foodnfit said...

That looks delicious!
I eat squash ALL the time. I cut it upp and add it in a stir fry, and I just made butternut squash fries for the first time the other day (delish)

dailygoods said...

yummmm! reminds me of the squash casserole my mom makes during thanksgiving! DELISH!