Friday, September 19, 2008

Squash it In

In the past couple of weeks, we've been trying to use up some of the stuff in our freezer (to make room for vegetables!). Digging around in there, Gerry found a package of organic ground beef. His first thought was stuffed peppers, but he's not a big fan of them, so he thought he'd try something along those lines, but different: a stuffed summer squash.

First he hollowed out the squash as if he was making jack o'lanterns. Setting those aside, he sauteed the beef in olive oil with some garlic and onions. (He also threw in some corn we had left from the previous week.) In a separate pot, he cooked up some couscous with garlic and herbs. Once the couscous was done, he combined it with the meat and mixed in some cheese.

Then he filled each squash with the mixture and baked for about 45 mins at 350 degrees.

Finally, he topped them with homemade tomato sauce. He really liked how this came out and said it was just as good reheated a few days later. He will make this again!

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