"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Cooking from the garden

The squash seeds from Hometown seed company sprouted well and I am now getting a wonderful supply of zucchini and winter squash. I usually fry, bake, and grill it, along with making sweet breads from it.

This time, I tried something different. I cut the squash in half, length wise, scooped out the inside, removing the seeds. I browned ground beef in a skillet, then added the scooped out squash, along with a small can of diced tomatoes, chopped onion and chopped bell pepper. I seasoned this with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. I also added about a cup of mozzarella cheese.


I placed the stuffed squash into a well greased baking dish and baked it a little over an hour at 350.F degree oven until squash was tender to prick with fork. It was then easy to slice and serve. So delicious!




Soon I will have a bounty of tomatoes and will share this wonderful recipe along with some more with you. Of course, there will be fried green tomatoes.........my life's favorite! Can you believe that none of my co-workers or bosses have ever had fried green tomatoes?? They are looking forward for me to bring some to the cafe and to fix for them.
How about you? What bounties are you now getting from your garden?
Is there a new way you are preparing these goodies? I would love to hear!




18 comments:

IanH said...

Elaine is into fried green tomatoes. Me, I have trouble with tyhe concept of frying anything that is 98% water.

Mildred said...

So nice to see a post from you. I know you stay very busy these days. This dish looks so good. We bought some really good peaches and tomatoes at the farmer's market and have enjoyed both. I hope you'll have a nice week Kathleen.

Just this morning, my husband told me the restaurant "Fried Green Tomatoes" in Juliet, GA is still open 20 years after the movie by the same name!

Patty H. said...

That squash looks good, havent' tried it like that.
I love fried green tomatoes. Bought some okra yesterday, plan on frying it up w/one tomorrow for my supper.
Blessings
patty H.

Julie Harward said...

That looks so good to me...my hubbie would want me to add a bit of hamburger to it too! YUM! :D

Muddling Through said...

Our gardens are in hiatus right now, but what you have prepared looks SO delicious! You're making my mouth water.

Daisy said...

Your stuffed squash looks delicious, Kathleen. I'm glad to hear things from your garden are doing so well for you. Have a good week ahead. :)

Jody Blue said...

We do something similar with our squash but call them zucchini boats. The smaller squash we saute or freeze, we also use it in soups in the winter time.

Sunny said...

Loved your stuffed squash recipe. I'll be trying that! Thanks for sharing. Never had fried green tomatoes but I do fry egg-dipped-and-breaded eggplant.

Sheryl at Providence Acres Farm said...

Yummmm! Looks delicioius! I will have to make some stuffed zucchini soon...

Laura Jeanne said...

Too bad my family doesn't like squash...that stuffed squash you made looks absolutely delicious to me. Nothing's better than vegetables fresh out of the garden!

The Gingerbread House said...

When you speak of "Fried Green Tomatoes" your speaking straight to my heart! I eat them for breakfast, lunch,supper and snacks :o) and anytime in between they will do.:o) Your squash looks delicious..so glad to see you post.. Ginny

Nancy M. said...

Sounds good! The heat killed our garden. But, at least we got a little off of it before then.

nancy huggins said...

That looks so yummy..Can you come to my house and cook some for me :)
Our garden was a BIG FLOP this summer (long story) maybe next year will be better for us after we get moved :)

Flower said...

My mouth is watering! Your rendition of stuffed squash looks divine! We are still far from having a squash. The zucchini come on all of the sudden and then we eat and eat them!

Bev C said...

Hello Kathleen,Your recipe looks very appetising. I used to grow baby squash when the kids were little. It was one of the quick easy veggies to grow and you could add it to potatoe and pumpkin. Happy cooking.
Bev.xoxo

Linda said...

What wonderful veggies...your garden is thriving. Both recipes look wonderful....I've never had green tomatoes either....but I think they sound yummy....hugs, Linda

agrigirl said...

For a vegetarian variety, I love to stuff the tomatoes with tomatoes and grain and cheese and spices. I'm a big fan of squash soup but know it isn't for everyone.

Conni said...

Oooh, I'm gonna have to try your squash recipe with faux hamburger! Looks soooo good!