Sunday, August 30, 2009

Cheesy Squash Casserole and Slow Roasted Tomatoes

Yummy, yum – tender local summer squash with a buttery, crispy, and cheesy topping.

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4 cups sliced yellow squash
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 sleeve buttery round crackers (such as Ritz)
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup skim milk
2 tablespoons butter

3-4 tablespoons corn meal
1 teaspoon salt
ground black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons butter

Preheat oven to 350. Put squash, onion, and about a cup and a half of water in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook until squash and onions are tender, about five to ten minutes. Drain well. Add a tablespoon of butter and let melt.

In medium bowl, crush crackers and stir in half of the cheese. Add salt and pepper, stir. Stir half of the cracker mixture into the squash. Add corn meal.

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In small bowl, mix together milk and two eggs. Pour into squash mixture. Stir well. Pour into casserole dish. Top with remaining crumb mixture and remaning cheese. Dot with remaining tablespoon of butter. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, or until top is browned.

I topped the casserole with the vibrant colors of the slow roasted tomatoes.

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Recipe courtesy of Real Mom Kitchen

Slow Roasted Tomatoes

Assorted tomatoes
Olive oil
Herbs such as thyme or rosemary (optional)

Preheat oven to 225°F. Halve each cherry or grape tomato crosswise, or Roma tomato lengthwise and arrange on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, Sprinkle herbs on and salt and pepper.

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Bake for about 3 hours. You want the tomatoes to be shriveled and dry, but with a little juice left inside–this could take more or less time depending on the size of your tomatoes.

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“Either use them right away or let them cool, cover them with some extra olive oil and keep them in the fridge for the best summer condiment ever and for snacking. “

Recipe courtesy of Smitten Kitchen

1 comment:

borderline syndrom said...

Thank you for sharing such a nice recipe. I would love this item. I am giving a party to my friends this weekend at my farmhouse. I was wondering about some new item to treat my friends with. I will surely try this and let you know.