Never had I grown patty pan squash, and more surprising . . never had I tasted it. This year, while shopping for plants, we picked up a couple of patty pan squash plants. I totally forgot about them til I was out picking squash the other day and was surprised to find the weird little white ones on the plant.
I wasn’t sure if they were going to be hollow inside, similar to butternut or spaghetti type squash, or more like yellow squash. I googled recipes and found several that used a stuffing .. bacon, bread crumbs, cheese . . but that wasn’t what I wanted. I saw one that sliced and baked the squash so I came up with a plan.
I sliced the squash and put it in a baking dish.
Salt, pepper, olive oil and chopped fresh basil were added.
Then . . remember the bruschetta I made towards the end of last week? What was left over was poured over the top.
The lid was placed on the pan and into the solar oven it went.
It was delicious! Vince said “I hope we have more of this!” That’s always nice to hear.
Once again, I took a big bite of the squash before remembering to take a photo. Bad blogger! The ham was cooked in the crockpot and it was good too.
So, today, I felt very energy efficient and I hope the electric company gives me another smiley face!
- I hung the laundry on the line
- I cooked the squash in the solar oven
- I cooked the ham in the crockpot
- I watered all the fruit trees using the solar powered well
I’m trying . . really, I am.