Thursday, August 19, 2010

Italian Squash...

I knew tonight was going to be spent preparing for our upcoming yard sale, so I planned ahead and prepped dinner before Matt got home. Earlier today I was trying to think about what I could make that would be tasty, healthy, and fresh. I decided to base the meal around the yellow and green squash I had on hand. And I decided I'd invent an Italian Squash Casserole.

Italian Squash Casserole
1/2 purple onion
2 cloves of garlic (we love garlic)
1/2 pound of ground turkey
1 yellow squash
1 green squash
1 tablespoon basil
1 tablespoon oregano
Black Pepper
1 1/2 cups tomato sauce (no added sugar!!!)

Start by chopping the onion and garlic then saute in a skillet with a little olive oil. Next add the ground turkey and cook through. Chop the squash in larger chunks then add to skillet along with the basil, oregano and black pepper. Allow the mixture to cook through until the squash is tender.

Add the tomato sauce and mix.

You can enjoy it at this point, but I took it a step further. I placed it in a oven safe dish, then when we were ready to eat topped it with homemade bread crumbs and a little Parmesan cheese. It was baked at 375* for 15 minutes, then broiled on high for 5 minutes.

Does this is not look yummy????

Matt loved it and was surprised to find meat in our meal tonight, guess I've been cooking too much vegetarian??? I think not, we actually have a pretty good balance.

Alright off to get some sleep- tomorrow is going to be a long day with work, final yard sale prep, and I'm also working on some cupcakes for a bachelorette party.

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