Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I wonder how many things I can do with squash?

After losing 10-15 yellow squash to blossom-end-rot, I've been picking 2-3 every other day or so. We've steamed them and topped them with butter and parmesan cheese. On the 5th, our 4th of July holiday from work, we brushed them with oil, sprinkled with salt and pepper and put them on the grill until tender. Since I just picked another yellow squash this afternoon plus 2 zucchinis I need to look through my recipes to refresh my memory of what else we can do with them.

Some of the squash from this weekend and today:
I have had people ask me why I pick them so small. It is simply because I like to use the whole thing. When they get to be the size of the county fair entries you have to scrape out the huge seeds and stringy stuff in the middle. When they are smaller I just slice off both ends and can use the whole thing with out the mess of taking all the seeds out.

Today is also iFellowship day at seeds of Faith!


  1. Oh, those are beautiful! I just diced up some squash last night, sauteed it a little (with frozen green beans, actually), and snuck it in my lasagna. The little ones had not clue!

    Do you like eggplant? Ratatouille uses squash & zucchini....

    Stopping over from iFellowship. I'm trying not to be jealous of your garden....mine is in sad shape!

    -Stephanie aka the Helping Mommy

  2. MMMMMMMMM! I love summer squash! My favorite way to eat the combo above is to slice them up with fresh onion and garlic, and a couple tablespoons of butter, all wrapped in foil and cooked on the BBQ - Delicious!

    I am visiting through iFellowship today.


  3. I love summer squash! I put it in pasta dishes, casseroles...yum! Next year(all my squash plants have succumbed to 100degree temps) I'm going to try use the squash in lasagna--the squash taking the place of the noodles. Happy iFellowship Day(anyone who is named Sarah and loves dogs is awesome, in my humble opinion).

    Sarah@ From Tolstoy to Tinkerbell

  4. Thank you all for coming by and sharing your delcious squash ideas!! I'm going to just have to go down the list and try them all. Especially since I see more almost ready to pick out in the garden!

  5. I just love squash. Unfortunately I am the only one on my family that does! :) I was going to grow some this year, but just never got them planted.

    Thanks for stopping by and visiting my place!

  6. they look absolutely yummy. there are a few things that i know you can do with it. you could try soup, smoothie, baked slices, shredded for salads and maybe for baby food if needed.

    visiting from iFellowship
    have a wonderful day

  7. I just stopped by from iFellowship today - I LOVE SQUASH!!! I'm making turkey sausage and squash shish kabobs tonight (maybe, if I make it home in time!) have a great Wednesday!

  8. Thank you so much everyone that stopped by! This was my first iFellowship participation and it was wonderful and I will definitely do it again!