Thursday, May 14, 2020

Vegetable Bounty #2

What to do with a lot of summer squash when you cook for one person?

Make a big batch of Summer Squash Au Gratin.

My recipe was similar to the one from Taste of Home magazine that can be found here.

I used half and half because that is what I generally have on hand. Even in non-COVID times I would not run out for heavy cream unless there was some kind of strawberry shortcake emergency.

I used considerably less garlic and I added carrots just because I really like carrots.


I divided it into six smaller containers and froze three of them for future meals. I have had some for three days in a row now and I am not at all sick of it. I add a "salad" of celery and carrot sticks and I am a happy camper.

11 comments:

  1. I've made a lasagna with summer squash before. I sliced the squash on my mandoline and use it like lasagna noodles. More like a veggie lasagna. carrots etc and a lite white sauce. I saw your post on summer squash so I went to look for the recipe and damn if its not in my recipe folder. I must call my mom because now I really want to make this now. Thanks Olga, now I'm obsessed.

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    1. I am too afraid to use a mandoline. SOmetimes I can just see that things would not turn out well if I attempted them.

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  2. Ooh, that sounds really good. I do the same with big batches and like you, I don't get tired of the same dish for several meals in a row as long as it is tasty. I'm big on carrots too.

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  3. Sounds good as long as I can leave out the garlic. It might be a possibility if we get a good crop of zucchini this year. We just planted the seeds yesterday.

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    1. Leaving out garlic, adding carrots . . .some recipes are just suggestions as far as I am concerned.

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  4. I sure miss my husband's gardens and my neighbor's gardens. Our area won't have Farmer's Market this year. Sad:-(

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    1. I wonder how farmers' markets will operate. They were actually open here in Florida but I didn't go to one myself.

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  5. Au gratin is the only way to eat squash or zucchini, imho. Looks good!

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  6. That sounds like a very good and easy recipe. I'll keep it in mind.

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  7. That looks great! I’ve been cooking and freezing too.

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