Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Simple Squash

I love summer time for many different reasons; the warm sunny days, fun on the lake and in the pool, and the fresh garden vegetables along with other things.  The taste of flavor of fresh vegetables is absolutely amazing, it's  a taste that just can't be beat.  I love having the fresh vegetables on hand; sometimes I'll just snack on them raw but they are also good to use in cooking because they add some extra flavor. 

Squash is one of my favorite vegetables.  It's so easy to prepare and it can be prepapred in many different ways.  Squash also goes with a lot of different types and flavors of food. 

I wanted to make some lighter sides to go with my chicken fried chicken and I had some squash on hand and thought that would go well.  This recipe is so simple and quick to put together, it's definitely one of our favorites.  My mom has been making this recipe since I can remember and I've always loved it.  The first time I made it for Spencer he loved it, so it's been a staple in our recipes ever since.

Squash and Onions

Ingredients:

1 Large squash or 2 medium squash

1/2 Large onion

3-4 Tablespoons butter

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Slice squash and onions into thin slices.

Place in a microwave safe dish and add the butter and salt and pepper. 

Place lid on the dish and place in the microwave for 6 minutes.  After the 6 minutes stir and heat up for another 6 minutes.  After the microwave goes off leave the dish sitting in the microwave, undisturbed for about 5 minutes. 

The squash should be tender and the onions should be transparent.  If everything is not tender put in the microwave for a few more minutes. 

***This recipe can also be made on the stove top.  Just place all ingredients in a pan and place over low-medium heat.  Cover the pan and stir occassionally until the veggies are tender.

Squash and Onions


Recipe source: My mom

 

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