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What to Do with Summer Squash #3

You can read the rest of the posts in this series here.

This is a recipe I have shared before, but since it is one of my favorite recipes ever and since it goes with this week’s series on Summer Squash, I thought it was time to revisit it!

These patties are easily made gluten free by using your favorite gluten free flour and you can omit the cheese if you prefer them to be vegan. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t.

I grew up eating these and have always loved them! This recipe made enough patties for me to freeze some for another meal. Delicious and kid friendly. You can serve them ketchup or sour cream, but they are delicious just by themselves!

This recipe does take a little pre-planning since you need to let the moisture drain from the squash and onions, but they are so easy to make!

Squash Patties

8 medium yellow squash, shredded
1 onion, shredded
1 1/2 tablespoons salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
ground black pepper to taste

Place the squash and onion in a colander, sprinkle with salt and stir. Drain for 30 minutes to an hour. In a bowl, mix the squash and onion, flour, cornmeal, egg, and cheese. Season with pepper.

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Drop squash mixture by heaping tablespoonfuls into the skillet, and cook 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

This recipe makes a good amount of patties. Unless you have a large family, you will probably have left overs. Yum!

To freeze, allow to cool completely, place patties in quart size freezer bags.This recipe is perfect for those summer months when you have squash coming out your ears! Make up a huge batch and put them in the freezer for later!

I am sharing this recipe with Meatless Mondays, Gluten Free Wednesdays, Recipe Round-Up, and Works for Me Wednesday.

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What to Do with Summer Squash #1

Summer Squash
Photo Credit: Florida Gardening

I love summer time. The bounty of fresh from the garden (or farmer’s market) produce is such a blessing!

Yellow squash and zucchini are usually found in abundance. Even if you don’t have a garden of your own, you probably have friends who do – and you will end up with some of their overflowing blessings!

I just recently put up six quart bags of squash into the freezer and I hope to be able to put up more before the summer is over. It’s easy!

How to Freeze Summer Squash

  1. Wash your squash and cut it into 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch slices.
  2. Blanch sliced squash by dropping small batches into boiling water for 3 minutes.
  3. Cool squash by placing into icy water to stop the cooking process.
  4. Fill quart size freezer bags with the blanched squash.
  5. Be sure to label the bags with the contents and date!

I’ll be posting more ways to use up your summer squash as the week progresses!

You can find the rest of the posts in this series here.

I have shared this post with Homestead Revival’s Barn Hop. Be sure to stop by for a visit!

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Tidbits from My Week

Waiting for the fireworks… in Harlan.

Well, the grand kids have gone home. We had so much fun with them! The week and a half they were here was jam packed with fun! We went to the beach at the lake, we went ice skating in Knoxville (I’ll be sharing photos later), we saw fireworks, we had Laura’s birthday party, and so much more!

Waiting for the fireworks…

I especially loved these two photos below of my daughters Hannah (left) and Emily (right). Emily was taking a photo of the two of them together with her iPod. The one below is just a really sweet picture of these two beautiful girls. Especially since Hannah and Emily tend to feel awkward or shy in front of the camera and I often have to squeeze good smiles out of them!

Waiting for the fireworks…
Waiting for the fireworks…

Now I’m trying to get my house back in order. Looks like it’s going to take a few days.

I spent this morning in the garden before it got too unbearably hot outside. Anyone else blown away by how unusually hot its been?

I thought my broccoli heads would be so much bigger… you know, like the ones in the store?

Broccoli from my garden.

My cabbages are growing nicely. They are so pretty! I have a couple dozen cabbage heads planted around my garden.Oh, and just ignore the weeds in the photo below. ;)

Cabbage in my garden.

I have already started harvesting zucchini! I know some folks that have been harvesting for a while, but I always get a late start with my garden because of campmeeting.

Zucchini plant.

I pulled up and harvested my broccoli and then added some rhubarb, two yellow squash plants, and a row of green onions to my cabbage bed. Look how pretty!

Raised garden bed.

And, I signed a contract with The Seymour Agency (literary agency) for my first novel. I am sooo excited – and nervous! It’s been a fabulous week!

So what’s been happening in your neck of the woods?

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