Blogger is once again blogging. Finally! In the comments yesterday,
Roxi asked for the scalloped zucchini recipe I'd found - so here goes (just in case someone else might have a bumper crop this year):
Squash Casserole from The Florida Cookbook - Jeanne Voltz Knopf (modifications by Bron)
2 pounds yellow squash, coursely chopped. (I used crookneck and zucchini half & half, but it' fine with only zucchini too.
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp pepper
4 T butter
1 C saltine crackers, crumbled
1/2 C milk
1 C shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 C pecans - finely chopped (this is what makes this dish - don't be tempted to leave them out. Unless you're allergic!)
Place the squash, onion, salt & pepper in a large saucepan. Add as little water as you dare - you want just enough to prevent the pieces from burning. Cover & cook until tender, stirring now & then. Drain the squash, then return it to the pan or a bowl and stir in the butter. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 1 1/2 quart baking dish well. Stir the crumbled crackers into the squash and turn into the casserole. Pour the milk over the squash and sprinkle with the cheese and pecans. Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes, until the milk is absorbed, the squash is bubbly, and the cheese is melted. You can easily double this recipe - I've baked 2 large "brickbat" zucchini in a 9" x 13" pan and they've come out just fine. This is different and tasty enough for a fancy dinner - especially if you cook two different kinds of squash. I've used more milk & crackers for a lighter texture and my family seems to prefer it. Say, 2 C of crackers & 1 C milk.
My vines they are a dancin'. If not quite a Viennese waltz, then certainly a lively two-step! I've cast on for the front of Vines and have the first 10 rows completed. I can already tell that it will be fairly easy to keep track of where I am in the pattern. With the long columns separating the Vines you really can't get confused about what cable you're supposed to be doing. At least I hope so. (That had the ring of "famous last words.")
But rest assured I haven't forgotten poor Dylan and his sweater in all my finishing/casting on frenzy. I saw the meager amount I had knitted lanquishing in my knitting tote this morning. Ah - a mother's guilt! I've vowed to knit on his sweater at least one hour each night - preferrably two hours since this will be my mindless TV-watching project for the next week. I'm thinking if I get his sweater done, and make considerable headway with Vines then maybe, just maybe, I can justify starting Round Trip. Of course, I'm an addicted knitter - I can rationalize and justify darn near anything relating to knitting...and am proud of it!