Anyone want to bet that I forget to do the On the Needles post tomorrow because today seems like Saturday so tomorrow will seem like Sunday! Maybe I’ll remember tonight and do the On the Needles post early.
It’s a lazy day around here. Vince has been working in the shop a bit. I was in the garden early, came in and fixed breakfast, then went out and picked a 5 gallon bucket of squash and a few tomatoes. I still don’t have a cucumber in sight! That’s one thing I’ve never had much luck growing.
There’s patty pan squash coming out my ears! Last night I fried some and Vince loved it. I think I’ll do that again tonight. I’m going to make a patty pan squash pie but was hoping to wait til closer to time for Chad to get here so I don’t have to eat so much of it myself.
This morning I looked at the pile of patty pan squash and said . . hash browns! It’s young and tender so I didn’t peel it but I did scoop out the seed part, grated it, fried it just like hash browns.
A little salt and pepper was added and that’s it.
They didn’t get as crispy as my hash browns usually are but they were as crispy as hash browns served in most restaurants. They were a bit on the sweet side . . not overly sweet but much more so than potatoes. I think it would be an excellent way to get kids to eat squash . . so long as you don’t tell them it’s squash.
After breakfast, I blanched and froze the squash – seven stuffed full quart bags. There were tomatoes sitting around getting overly ripe but not enough to start canning so I peeled all those and started a pot of spaghetti sauce. I had planned to smoke a pork butt today but Vince wasn’t really in the mood for that so I didn’t but hadn’t thought much about what I was going to fix for dinner. He’s always in the mood for spaghetti so he’ll be real happy with that for dinner.
The rest of my afternoon will be spent knitting and sewing . . I hope!