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Simple Summer Squash Recipe

One thing about blogging that continues to amaze me is how I can ask a question and within minutes receive answers from readers.  It is such a fun reminder that there really ARE people out there reading and they actually care enough to take a moment to talk to me!  That is just so fun.  

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!
This post is linked to:
Saturday Night Special @ Funky Junk

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  • Barb (
    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.

  • Amy
    July 30, 2010 at 11:35 am

    This looks amazing! I love squash! I am a new follower from NFF!

  • Anestazia
    July 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@SortaCrunchy
    July 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!

  • Megan
    July 29, 2010 at 3:42 am

    that should say “only veggies” my four year old likes… not very. oops!

  • Megan
    July 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)

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