The following recipe is my version of a recipe shared with me by my baby nurse. Yes, I had a baby nurse for a couple of weeks after my first was born! I quoted Prissy from Gone with the Wind: "I don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' no babies" (nor taking care of them). All right, I also had her after my second was born; apparently "givin' birth" affected my memory for taking care of a newborn.
- about 2 1/2 lbs (6 or 8 ea.) yellow summer squash
- 1/2 c. chopped onion (frozen is fine)
- 1/4 c. butter
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/8 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 c. shredded Cheddar (or mixed Cheddar/Colby) cheese
- 1 1/2 c. crushed butter or whole wheat crackers (divided*)
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Wash the squash, slice into about 1/2" slices and boil in water until tender (or until a fork is easily inserted). Drain the squash very well in a colander. Using a heavy-duty mixer with a large bowl, mix the squash and onion with the butter, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Add the eggs, cheese and 1/2 c. crackers*.
2. Spray a shallow, approximate 9 x 1 1/2 (nine by one and one-half) inches round oven-to-table cookware dish with a butter-flavored cooking spray. Pour the squash mixture into the cookware. Top with the remaining 1 c. crushed crackers* and bake approximately 35-40 minutes or until the topping is golden brown. Enjoy!
What's That Got to do with This?
My Storage Cabinet: It happens every time, never fails - After dinner with my daughter recently, I started to reach for the perfect container and lid to store a leftover in the fridge; and I found myself pulling everything out. "As usual," some pieces just fell on me. Well, "as usual," this was the last time this was going to happen to me! I proceeded to reorganize the whole cabinet, "as usual." This project took me at least 45 minutes! You see, I'm a confessed (somewhat neat) pack rat.
My daughter and her (neat) husband bought me a whole new set of containers hoping I would toss my cream cheese containers, jars, etc. However, you see, I really do need all this to send things home with people. My rule is that if it doesn't fit in the cabinet, I don't keep it. That cabinet sure is getting tight though. Guess who shows up at Thanksgiving with all the containers for taking home leftovers?