Scalloped Squash Yumminess

Aug 20, 11 • Cooking4 Comments

(Scroll to the bottom for the give-away winners!)

Summer squash is one of my favorite things to eat in the summer…because it isn’t available all year, but also because it is so delicious!  Most of the time, I will just steam it and sprinkle it with a little salt.  I actually love it almost as much when it’s cold!  These yellow scalloped squash are so cute !  I would normally just cut them into wedges and then cook them up.

 
But I was in the mood to play with my food, and since no one else at my house will eat this, I decided add another favorite ingredient…mushrooms!

It helps to look at your food from a different perspective.  I am definitely a flower person…as opposed to flower child – no hippie chick here.  But I wondered what the squash would look like it I sliced it horizontally…wait, no picture, but let me say there was a squeal of delight heard through the house!

I put a little butter in my frying pan and sauteed my mushrooms while I was steaming the squash, which only took about 2 1/2 minutes.  I only cooked the three squash in the picture – remember, I’m only cooking this for one…me!  Add a little sea salt and freshly ground pepper, plus some of the residual mushroomy butter left in the pan drizzled over the top…yumminess, anyone?

 
Now that’s playing with your food!  I hadn’t planned the slices of the squash to stack so nicely, and that one mushroom on top was totally random, but I was almost as excited to look at it as I was to eat it! 

Granted, you only get one gorgeous slice that looks like the flower per squash, but considering that I got a bag of nine or ten squash in a bag from the dollar store, what a deal it was!

 
My kids all thought that the fungus was disgusting.  You know what I say to that?  No problem!  That means there’s more for me!

And now for the winners of the summer giveaway:

Jesse, Tonya and Paige!  I will contact you to get info on delivery!  Thanks for your comments…hope you love them!

 

 

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4 Responses to Scalloped Squash Yumminess

  1. Helen says:

    Oh, Mack…I have a couple of kids that like the “fungus”, but alas…they are no longer living at home! What is funny is that whenever I am cooking mushrooms, it draws a crowd asking what smells so good! They don’t like the answer, but I have high hopes that some day they’ll try them and then I’ll have some company with my meal-time deliciousness:) Until then, I will enjoy them all by myself!

  2. This is a must-try recipe! It looks very delicious! I love the plating and the cut of the squash. My kids love mushrooms so much they practically compete over the last piece at times. You must let them try this!

  3. Nanette says:

    That looks delicious. I need to try it. I bet no one would eat it at my house either. 🙂 Thanks for sharing another one of your creative ideas.

  4. Looks delicious! I wish that you were making some to share with me too. We just got home from the garden with our fresh crookneck and zucchini. After giving away a BUNCH, I weighed it. 29.8 pounds. Wish I could give you some. It grows like crazy…..

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