This is exactly how I got this recipe. I wrote a post bragging and giddy about my garden harvest, and ended it with asking you all what to do with my overgrown summer squash. I got quite a few great ideas, but the first commenter was Megan from Just The Scraps, and her simple preparation of summer squash really appealed to me. I tried it last night and I was so happy with how it turned out! My 3 daughters and little niece all ate it and enjoyed it. Thank you so much, Megan, for commenting and sharing how you make summer squash.
This is more of a “method” then a recipe, or a “no recipe” recipe.
Megan’s directions from her comment:
Try cutting the squash in bite sized pieces. Melt some butter in a pan and add some minced/chopped garlic. Stir in the squash and cover, so it can steam a bit. Stir occasionally until it reaches desired tenderness.
I sliced mine pretty thin and took out most of the seeds because my squash was overgrown and the seeds were large and tough. It only cooked for about 5 minutes once I put the lid on, and was perfectly tender.
I added salt and pepper. Simple!
Here is another suggestion from her:
Last night I made kabobs with chicken, sausage, and chunks of zucchini, on the grill. Sprinkled it all with some salt and pepper. DELISH!
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Barb (firstname.lastname@example.org)August 3, 2010 at 12:21 am
We slice the zuchinni or summer squash then put in a microwave safe bowl with a little butter and salt and pepper and microwave a few minutes or until it is tender. All of my children eat it this way, even the picky one.
AmyJuly 30, 2010 at 11:35 am
This looks amazing! I love squash! I am a new follower from NFF!
AnestaziaJuly 30, 2010 at 8:08 am
Heyy! I’m a new follower from New Friend Friday! It seems as though we have very similar views on life and squash is very amazing, so I definitely can’t wait to see what you have to share in the future!
Megan@SortaCrunchyJuly 29, 2010 at 1:14 pm
I LOVE SUMMER SQUASH. I am the only one in my family who goes nuts over it, but it’s probably my favorite summer veggie. I fix it this way often, but I also love a great summer squash casserole (complete with tons of butter and oodles of Ritz crackers and CHEESE).
Love your gardening success stories. YAY for you!
MeganJuly 29, 2010 at 3:42 am
that should say “only veggies” my four year old likes… not very. oops!
MeganJuly 29, 2010 at 2:32 am
You are so very welcome! Im so glad you liked it 🙂 and even more glad that everyone else enjoyed it!! I get so many recipes from all the blogs I read- its nice to give back for a change!
Squash, specifically zucchini, is one of the very veggies my 4 year old likes. So we eat it often. Especially in the summer when its fresh from friend’s gardens! (because I have yet to grow my own anything)