Well, they look like flying saucers anyway. Once summer squash starts coming in boy howdy, you better keep your windows rolled up when you park your car around here. Not that it might get stolen or anything like that, but somebody might throw some squash in there (it's a local joke) (well, maybe not too local.....)
Anyway, I really haven't taken the time to enjoy any summer squash so far this season, so the other night I got in early, around 8:30, so I thought "wow, I have time to cook". I decided to attack one of the cool squashes I had been harvesting for a couple of weeks. This is a rendition of a recipe I found on veggie ventures kitchen parade blogspot. It's a stuffed ufo.
First, I selected which one of the aliens would be invited to my oven. I chose a pretty yellow one. Next I retrieved my favorite paring knife and proceeded with the evening's main course.
I bet you're looking at that and thinking "what kind of countertop is that?" It's an awesome slab of Crab Orchard stone, courtesy of my handy-dandy friend, Shane.
Back to the squash. Cut a circle out of the squash. I pretty much followed the green circle. Then take a spoon and scoop out the insides and put them aside for chopping.
That little chopper is a great tool. It's a Black and Decker and it sits on top of the cup and you press down on it and push one of the buttons on the front to make it go--easy to use, easy to clean up.
Put the squash and some onion, I used a green onion, in a pan with a drizzle of evoo. Saute until tender, remove from heat, then mix it in with 1 T flour, egg, and about 1 oz of feta cheese.
The recipe makes 4 squashes and I was too tired to split one egg into 1/4's, so a whole egg went in the one squash. The feta cheese I used had basil and tomatoes in it (courtesy of a friend who didn't like it).
Stuff all this into the hollowed hole of the squash. Pop into a 350 oven for about 30-40 minutes, or until the squash is tender. I sauteed a chicken breast with sun dried tomatoes and added sour cream to make a sauce and browned a piece of polenta to accompany the flying saucer to my belly. I felt like a queen eating something besides cereal for supper!