I Made it Up

6.18.2012



So what do you do when you have squash coming in so quickly. You cook it of course.
The first time I fixed good ole southern style fried squash since that is surely Mr. Savvy's fave, but I am trying so hard to eat right so the next time I cooked some I came up with my own recipe. Can you believe it? Me? I don't even cook that much, but I am more now.

I love squash just boiled with a little onion added to it, but I was out of onions. So I thought I would bake some and was trying to figure out how to add some extra flavor. Fresh basil was the key and all I had to do was go snip some from my plant on the deck.

I decided to just slice the squash and place it in a baking dish that had a small of amount of oil on the bottom so it wouldn't stick. I added basil leaves that I rolled and sliced. Then I melted a half stick of butter and poured it over all of it. Added freshly grated parmesan cheese over the top. Then some fresh black pepper and a little salt. Popped it in a 350 degree oven for thirty minutes and boy did it smell divine.


This is how it came out all bubbly and gooey and a perfect crisp tender bite.

I hope you will try this. So easy and so good.
Mr. Savvy loved it, too.

No precise measurements or recipe since I just came up with it.
Enjoy!

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58 comments:

  1. We had squash casserole tonight, but we also love squash and onions cooked in a little butter. We're about to have a crazy amount ready in the garden, so i'll try your idea, too!

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  2. Yummy!! I am a squash lover, of any kind.

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  3. Kim,
    That sounds delicious.We are eating better now too.We have become vegan and only eat veggies.Well for the most part.Once in a while we do eat meat.But on a daily basis we don't.So I have been "Making it up" allot.Most of our meals are things I think up as I go along.What would taste good with this or that.Add some spices and yum!
    ((Hugs))
    Anne

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  4. WOW KIM YOU CAN COOK! You told me you are not in the kitchen much! Now I know that you can do everything! Look at this fabulous recipe you created! I am getting squash in too. Looks and sounds just delicious!
    Thanks for joining ON THE MENU MONDAY with your abundance of squash dish. Yummy!
    I hope you will join me for TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS, the very first one! Post goes live Wednesday at 8:00!

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  5. Yummy! We're squash lovers here, so I'll have to try this! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  6. Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing! Your garden is really producing!

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  7. This is actually one of my fave ways to fix it too, and I layer it with onions. If I am having company, I will add a mixture of breadcrumbs and butter on top for a crispy topping. This makes me very hungry. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I laughed at your squash coming in so quickly comment. When I had my raised bed, I passed my excess squash out to my neighbors...after a few days they drew their blinds when they saw me coming -lol...Just kidding but squash certainly does multiply!

    Your recipe sounds wonderful!

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  9. Yum! I am making this as soon as I get some squash. I'm so envious of your beautiful garden, if only I had any sun :( Can't wait to see what you cook out of your garden next.

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  10. Sounds and looks yummy - Think I am going to have to try this. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great week.

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  11. We love squash too, so I'll definitely be trying it this way! Looks real good Kim!

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  12. Wow, we had squash for dinner too. I love your recipe. Next time we have it, I will give yours a try.

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  13. It looks delicious! I am going to have to try it :)

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  14. YUM! That looks delicious, Kim...thanks for sharing!

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  15. What a wonderful looking dish. I have loads of squash and zuchinni coming in right now. I am using the zuchinni for bread and muffins and freezing it for future eating. We have just been microwaving the squash with a little butter and spices. I will sure try what you shared. Thanks...

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  16. Oh Yummy Kim! That is too funny that we made up our own recipes!~

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  17. This looks so good! I'm cooking all veggies and fish tomorrow night as we have eaten like there's no tomorrow for the past week while on vacation! I can't wait to get back to normal eating habits and squash was first on my list! Then on to my own homegrown green beans! I'm so proud of them! Anyway…glad I got to see this post! hope you have a great week!
    Carolyn Bradford

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  18. That looks really yummy Kim! Well have to try it. I bought some today for Kabobs.

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  19. Hi Kimmie! You're the smartest one and this looks so good! I love squash and your dish looks delish!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  20. Sure sounds good; I'm going to try it! It's really good cut up raw in strips in your salad too.

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  21. I've not made squash that way before but I'm game!

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  22. I've never ate squash before but I grew up in the South and I remember my grandparents lightly dusting with corn meal and frying it.

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  23. That looks delicious! I would love to try that recipe, but Jimmy can't have that much cheese. Argh! Your garden is providing you with so many veggies so far. Lucky you. We have 1 lonely little squash from our garden. That's it. We've got a lot of little baby veggies that aren't ready to be harvested yet. It feels like it's taking it's sweet time.

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  24. YOU? Giving out recipes? Well, girl, it looks like you did something right with this because it LOOKS wonderful and I'm betting it tastes good, too. I am for sure going to try this. xo Diana

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  25. I love squash and this looks really good! Thanks for sharing!!

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  26. Sounds delicious! We have tons of squash coming in too! I froze 8 bags of yellow squash yesterday. Tonight I canned jars of sweet zucchini relish. Tomorrow I'll be making pickles with my cucumbers and zucchini. I love this time of year!!!

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  27. Looks delicious! I went to a friend's house tonight, so I had it fried! :)

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  28. It looks really great Kim,I am going to try it.

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  29. Of course, you are way ahead of me in garden produce, but I'm filing this away for when the squash does come in here! ~ Maureen

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  30. Oh that looks yummy~and its totally lo-carb!! yay!

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  31. OH KIM!!! This looks awesome! Thanks for sharing.. we've got squash coming in now too...

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  32. Boy I was lucky yesterday! We went to visit my SIL and that is always special, but she has a fabulous garden. Came home with fresh veggies! Squash for dinner tonight. I love your recipe Kim, sounds delicious so I'll give it a try.
    Have a great week.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  33. I love squash, but guess I've been in a rut only make it the same way all the time. So I will pin this in case I get a bumper crop.

    ~Bliss~

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  34. Ooh, I love squash. And, this looks delicious. I'll give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Ooh, I like the sound of this recipe! Our squash is coming in also, and we've just been stir frying in olive oil with onion and soy sauce, getting kind of tired of it! I'll definitely give your recipe a try- thanks!

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  36. Kim, your recipe was very timely. I was wondering how else I was going to use the squash that's piling up in the fridge! Squash overload here!

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  37. This looks absolutely amazing, Kim! And I love that you just made it up...that's the best part. Thank you so much for linking it up to our Summer Blog Party!!!!

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  38. I love squash maybe I can get my husband to try this one.

    Cynthia

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  39. Oooh - this sounds AND looks absolutely delicious! I'll definitely be trying this out - thanks for the tip - yum!
    Paula x

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  40. I'll add this to my recipe list! I usually slice the squash, some onions and mushrooms and just saute in a little butter, sprinkled with garlic powder, S and P. XO, Pinky

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  41. I love roasting all veggies....it makes the sugars in the veggies come out...way too yummy....
    your recipe is a good one...I am interested...what is "southern fried squash?"
    Nancy

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  42. Ohhhh this looks so good. I am pinning this for when the squash is ready in Nova Scotia!! It'll be awhile yet. ;)

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  43. T sounds wonderful. I love squash any way it is cooked. We love squash relish too.

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  44. I'll definitely try this! We grilled squash this weekend & it was delish too!

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  45. Yummy. Try grilling it. Slice it lengthways, brush with EVOO, salt and pepper then lay slices on the grill. You can also put on a baking sheet and roast in the oven at 425 until it starts to turn golden. Delicious and healthy.

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  46. Love squash! A friend here freezes squash casseroles every year. She lines the dish w/aluminum foil, puts in the squash, and freezes. After frozen she removes it from the dish. Then when ready to cook, she puts in the appropriate dish for baking (or warming if you bake first.)

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  47. Yum!! We love yellow squash and zuchinni. I made a zuchinni casserole last week.

    We actually having both fried tonight but I rarely do that. We're having an all veggie meal tonight, so thought it wouldn't be too bad. We also love both mixed in with other veggies and roasted in the oven. Spread on a cookie sheet with a little olive oil. I sprinkle with salt/pepper and garlic and when done a LITTLE grated parm cheese. YUMM-O!!

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  48. Yum!! We love yellow squash and zuchinni. I made a zuchinni casserole last week.

    We actually having both fried tonight but I rarely do that. We're having an all veggie meal tonight, so thought it wouldn't be too bad. We also love both mixed in with other veggies and roasted in the oven. Spread on a cookie sheet with a little olive oil. I sprinkle with salt/pepper and garlic and when done a LITTLE grated parm cheese. YUMM-O!!

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  49. Yum! What a delicious and easy way to serve squash.

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  50. That looks so good. Definitely a must try for me.

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  51. That looks so good Kim!! I'm going to try it.

    Kathy

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  52. That looks delicious, Kim. Our neighbor brought us a few squash yesterday and we still have two large ones left. I grilled the first one to go on flatbread pizza. I'm trying your recipe with the other two. Thanks.

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  53. Kim,

    Thank you for sharing your new recipe. Great job! This looks delicious and can't wait to try it out.

    Marie

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  54. I love garden produce..it is so fresh.
    This looks so yummy:)
    wishing I had a big bunch of
    tomatoes for tonight.
    xo

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  55. Tried your squash recipe tonight and LOVED it! So simple...that was the best part. My husband thought he didn't like squash, and now he loves it. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  56. I'll try your recipe.
    Kim, I want you to know that I love your posts. I follow you every day during my lunch break at the office. It's really a pleasure for me! A very nice break! Thank you!
    Besos! Silvina

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