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Maw-Maw Willmon's Summer Squash Recipe

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This recipe for Maw-Maw Willmon's Summer Squash, by , is from Trent Willmon's Beer Man Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Trent Willmon
Added: Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Yellow Squash (7-10 depending on number of people to be served)
Butter or Margarine
Salt to taste
Sugar (a teaspoonful to 2 cups of squash)

Mimi's adaptations (optional):
Onion, chopped
Cheese (your favorite), cubed and/or shredded
Crisp bacon, crumbled

Directions:
Directions:
Wash and chop the fresh squash. The finer you chop the squash, the faster it will cook and the more the flavors will penetrate. Place the squash in a pan with a little water (The water should be at least 1/2" deep) Add the butter, a little salt, and a small amount of sugar and simmer, stirring occasionally, until tender. If you choose to include onion, it can be added whenever you wish: Adding it later is better if you want to distinguish the onion flavor.

Mimi's adaptations follow:

When the squash is tender, you may wish to drain it (perhaps reserving the nutrient-rich liquid for something else) and stir in the cheese. Let the mixture heat up again to melt the cheese.

Alternatively, add the cheese to the top and pop into the oven to melt it.

The bacon crumbles can either be stirred into the squash after cooking and draining or added to shredded cheese for a topping.

Even without the cheese and bacon, the little bit of sugar really seems to bring out the flavor of the squash. Health-conscious individuals may wish to substitute Stevia or Xylitol for the sugar.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8-10
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
15 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
For kiddos and grown-ups who need a little encouragement to eat certain "veggies" such as yellow squash, try my grandmother's recipe. It is one of my personal favorites.

 

 

 

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