Calling all Retirees! Try This Quick Fall Squash Recipe
Summer Squash in a Fall Recipe
Looking for a good squash recipe? In today’s market, whatever type squash you need is readily available to prepare a number of Fall Squash Recipes. Currently, you can choose fresh, frozen and in some cases fully prepared squash. Options include home delivery food sources, your neighborhood grocery store, or a visit to a local farmer’s market. So, a dish including summer squash takes only a few minutes to prepare.
Typically, I would serve this dish in the summertime due to the fact that summertime squash is best when it’s newly gathered. However, we enjoy this recipe year-round using frozen squash, which also cuts down on prep time.
Squash Recipe for Busy Retirees
Since 007 retired, side dishes have become boring. We often choose the most convenient including bagged salad, dishes sold in the deli or a simple baked potato. But, every now and then, we crave something a bit more tasty. This squash recipe is a good one to keep on standby.
2 – 16 oz. packages frozen, sliced yellow squash
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup mayonnaise
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup crushed saltine crackers
1 envelope buttermilk Ranch-style Salad Dressing Mix
1 cup shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Optional: 1 cup soft breadcrumbs
1 Tablespoon butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook squash with onion according to frozen package directions. Next, drain squash in a colander, pressing with a wooden spoon to remove all liquid. Combine squash with the next five ingredients. Pour into a lightly greased casserole dish. I usually omit the bread crumbs to save on carb count, but, here is where you would combine the breadcrumbs with butter and sprinkle on the top. If omitting breadcrumbs, dot about 1/2 tablespoon of butter across the top of the casserole. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Just in case you want to turn this meal into a deeply southern treat, add one of these delicious cornbread recipes. Then the next day, serve yourself a bowl of cornbread and milk. Yummm! Have you ever had this southern fare?
Anywho…Keep your travel/fun schedule full with quick and easy recipes. Retirement is such fun, folks! Especially when you spend less time in the kitchen!