In other news: an alien flotilla landed on the squash patch.
I used 2 of these flying saucers in a squash casserole for dinner (with onions, peppers, tomatoes, parsley, basil and garlic). I’ve never cooked with pattypan squash before (I have, however, used it for venturing out into the outer space), and was a little nervous. But it turned out lovely, with a sweet buttery taste and a wonderful texture. Except that the skin on some of the chunks remained a little tough (that’s right, I didn’t bother peeling it) – so, I figure I could have cooked it a little longer.
I was very relieved when James pulled out Chez Panisse Vegetables book tonight. I was beating myself up for forgetting to bring it upstate but, luckily, I’m not the only one concerned about the squash overpopulation. Now I can stop improvising and try a new Alice Waters’ recipe each day. Maybe even squash blossoms, one of my great culinary fears that finally ought to be confronted???