Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Yellow Squash Casserole

I thought that this would be a good time to enter my first blog challenge event. At Cookthink.com they host a Root-Source Challenge. It is a weekly recipe contest where readers submit their best recipe using an ingrediant that is the subject of an upcoming Root Source. This week's challenge was Yellow Squash. My submission is my sister Heidi's recipe. It has been a family favorite for decades and everybody from children to seniors love it.

Heidi is not a true vegetarian, because she does eat some meat but is very finicky about eating meat and perfers to fill her plate with vegetables. There is always a wide variety of vegetable dishes at her dinner parties. Everyone loves how she prepares her veggies as they are truely a meal in themselves. In German there is a saying that goes "mit geshmack", (with taste) and that just about sums up this vegetable casserole. It taste great.

Yellow Squash Casserole
(serves 4-6)

4-5 yellow squash thinly sliced

1 medium onion, thinly sliced or diced

6 slices double smoked bacon or (regular bacon) diced

flour, salt and pepper

1T butter

Butter a baking dish. Layer the bottom with slices of yellow squash. top with a layer of onions, followed with a layer of bacon.
Sprinkle 1tsp of flour over this.
Use salt very sparingly or not at all as the bacon is already salty.
Sprinkle with a little pepper.
Repeat these layers.
Finish with a top layer of yellow squash.
Sprinkle bits of butter on top.
Bake at 325F for 1 hour uncovered. Check if top get to dark.
Cover with foil for the last 20 minutes.


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