Learning to cook 5 dishes may not seem like a stretch for most people, but anyone who knows me knows that it is a big deal. I can’t cook at all. I know how to make spaghetti, one odd chicken dish, and easy things like tuna salad and that’s it!
Cooking kind of scares me. I am so uptight when I try to follow a recipe, and if my husband (who luckily is a brillant cook) is watching I get really nervous and feel like an idiot.
So, in honor of the 2 huge yellow squash I plucked from my new veggie garden (yay!) I decided to learn to make squash casserole. Here is the recipe:
2 cups sliced yellow squash
1/2 cup chopped onion
35 Ritz crackers, crumbled
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup melted butter
2 tbsp butter
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
Place squash and onion in large skillet with a little water and cook on medium heat until tender (about 5 minutes). Drain and place in a large bowl.
In a medium bowl, combine crushed crackers and cheddar cheese. Add 1/2 of the mixture to the large bowl w/ squash and onions.
In a small bowl, combine eggs, milk, and melted butter. Add to mixture in large bowl.
Spread entire mixture into 9×13 dish, then top with the other 1/2 of cracker/cheese. Place 2 tbsp of butter on top, bake in oven for 20 minutes or until crust starts to brown.
It came out delicious!!! I took a picture, and I’ll edit as soon as I upload it.
Also, I finished The House on Fortune Street by Margot Livesay. I was surprised and pleased that I enjoyed this book so much. It was an extremely character-driven book, written by the perspective of 4 different characters with intertwining stories. An event occurs during the first section and the rest of the book goes into the background leading up to that event. It was quite a page-turner even though it didn’t have a lot of action.
I’m going to start The Great Gatsby today, and plan to pick up The Hobbit at the library if I have time.