I cooked my farmer's market produce today. We had roasted corn on the cob, fresh green beans with new potatoes and onions, sliced tomatoes, grilled chicken and the squash casserole I mentioned in yesterdays post. It was all very yummy!
Now, about that squash casserole...
Several years ago, after having some minor surgery, my friend, Mae, helped provide a meal for my family. She brought a delicious squash casserole and was kind enough to share her recipe with me. It's not particularly healthy, but if your looking for a way to get kids to eat squash, this cheesy dish should do the trick.
3 to 4 large yellow summer squash, sliced
1/2 onion, chopped
Boil the squash and onion together in a small amount of water until soft. Drain and mash.
1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
1 can Cream of Chicken soup
1 sleeve of crushed Ritz crackers
shredded mild cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Mix ingredients with squash. Pour into baking dish. Sprinkle additional cheese on top. Bake at 350 until done, (when cheese is lightly browned on top).
Edited to say:
If you don't have picky eaters who would turn their noses up at squash, you can saute the onions and squash in a little olive oil or butter and leave them unmashed. You can also lighten the recipe some by just adding 1 can of cream of mushroom and chicken soup, rather than the two seperate cans listed in the recipe.