8 yellow (straight neck) or zucchini squash, medium size, wash and parboil whole, about 5 minutes
Make filling while squash cools enough to handle
1 large bell pepper, chopped fine
3 medium ripe tomatoes, chopped fine
2 medium onions, chopped fine
3 slices cooked bacon or ham, diced
8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper (or to taste)
Slice squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out center including seeds (could save in freezer for soup).
Fill squash cavities with filling and place on baking sheet.
Mix 1 and 1/2 cups fine dry bread crumbs with 4 TAB. meltedbutter or margarine and sprinkle on squash filling.
Bake, uncovered, at 400 for about 20 minutes.
1/2 lb lean Hamburger or Sausage
1 onion chopped fine
salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
In a ten inch cast-iron skillet (or other oven safe pan) Saute together until the meat is cooked, drain off any fat.
In a separate bowl mix together:
1 1/3 cups cornmeal
2/3 cup flour
2 T. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 15 oz. can cream corn
2 T. vegetable oil
1/3 cup milk
Combine all ingredients and stir just until moistened pour over meat and onions in pan and bake at 350* for 20 minutes, sprinkle top with 1/2 cup shredded cheese and bake 10 more minutes.
****NOTE: you can use 2 boxes of Jiffy cornbread mix instead of the dry ingredients in this recipe, just fix according to recipe instead of fixing by box.
This dish is a good base for a meal year round~~~Some ideas:
*in winter serve with a pot of beans or vegetable soup
*in spring serve with fresh greens and boiled new potatoes
*in summer add potato salad and squash medley
*in fall serve with baked sweet potatoes and fresh green beans
Fresh Fruit cake
Fresh Fruit Cake, not to be mistaken for a ‘fruitcake’, this light cake is quick to make, healthier than most cakes and tastes great simply topped with whatever fresh fruit is in season.
We've been eating strawberries for a couple of weeks here now, blueberries and cherries will be ready soon followed shortly after by blackberries and peaches..........use your favorite to top this cake!
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. Almond flavoring (you can use different flavoring
depending on what kind of fruit you will be serving with)
1 cut flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1 Tablespoon butter
In small sauce pan combine milk and butter, scald (heat till small bubbles appear around edges) while you make the rest of the cake.
In mixing bowl beat eggs well, add sugar and flavoring and continue beating till until very light and thick, 2-3 minutes ,( a large wire whisk works best for this).
Add flour and baking powder all at once and stir together, add hot milk and quickly beat together, pour into greased 8 x 8 inch pan and bake in a pre-heated 350* oven for 24-30 minutes till tests clean when a knife is inserted near center.
Cool on and top with crushed fresh fruit.
Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Peaches...................................................