McClellan: Attempt these squash recipes | Native Information

McClellan: Attempt these squash recipes | Native Information

How does your backyard develop? Until you’re rising rice in a rice paddy, you may not be pleased with all of the current rain.

Nonetheless, I’ve seen gardens (normally raised beds or gardens in containers) which can be coming alongside properly. If that is your first expertise in gardening in East Texas, or anyplace for that matter, one in every of your largest surprises may be that the majority greens in a spring/summer time backyard will all “are available in” on the similar time. And in keeping with my new buddy, Jill Brunson, whose father is my Joe’s buddy at Hawkins Creek, all the backyard is able to choose the second you permit on trip.

I bear in mind her sister Jana Clubb is the gardener who leaves her sister Jill Clubb in control of the backyard. We’ve got “garden-sat” earlier than and it’s nice till you’ve got bushel baskets of great recent greens for which you’re accountable.

I’ve already seen recent squash about to be prepared, so at present I’m sharing some nice squash recipes. These recipes name for yellow and zucchini in a single and simply yellow in one other. You probably have grown squash earlier than you already know it grows very quickly and might get virtually too giant in a single day.

The primary is from a church buddy and longtime provider of lots of our gardening wants, gear, vegetation, and many others. What you may not know is she is one in every of Longview’s greatest and most beneficiant cooks. She is thought by her neighbors and plenty of firefighters in Longview due to the kindness she exhibits to them by the scrumptious meals she brings fairly often.

Betty Horaney’s Squash Casserole


2 packages Jiffy cornbread combine

16 medium yellow and inexperienced zucchini

1 small (1 pound) bundle Velveeta cheese

1 cup bitter cream

2 medium onions, chopped

2 heaping tablespoons mayonnaise

1 stick butter

Garlic powder, salt, pepper and floor sage (to style)


Bake cornbread combine in keeping with bundle instructions. Let cool and crumble. Put aside. Slice squash and boil till tender. Drain. Chop onions and cook dinner in butter in microwave till tender. Add squash and onion combination to cornbread. Dice the Velveeta and add to the combination. Add all remaining substances. Combine nicely and place in a buttered 3-quart casserole dish. Bake at 350 levels for 45 minutes. Betty says this freezes nicely. If frozen raw, let thaw then cook dinner as above.

I do know I’m sharing two recipes for squash casseroles that appear to be alike, however they’re very completely different. The subsequent one comes from one other prize-winning cook dinner, Sylvia Cox. She occurs to be my son’s mother-in-law. You’ll have heard me speak in regards to the “in-law” lottery. Effectively, we received it huge time when Jeff and Donna have been married.

Sylvia’s Louisiana Squash-Greens Casserole


About 3 kilos yellow squash

4 medium carrots, peeled and sliced

1 giant yellow onion, chopped

Steam greens in a small quantity of water till barely tender. Drain and put aside.

Combine 2 eggs, overwhelmed

3/4 cup mayonnaise

Salt and pepper to style (begin with about 1/2 teaspoon every)

About 1/2 teaspoon scorching sauce, like Tabasco

2 cups grated cheese, divided

1/2 sleeve Ritz crackers


Combine eggs, mayonnaise, seasonings and 1 cup cheese. Combine with squash. Place in a buttered 9-by- 13-inch dish. Prime with remaining cheese and crushed Ritz crackers. Bake at 375 levels for about 20-25 minutes till bubbly and barely brown on high.

Final week’s Angel Hair Slaw (Carolyn Deakins) can use some recent backyard greens, additionally. Carolyn says so as to add chopped cucumber to it. You understand these cukes are available in quick and furiously.

— Barbara Richardson McClellan is a longtime meals columnist. Write her at or in care of the Longview Information-Journal, P.O. Field 1792, Longview, TX 75606.

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