Howdy folks! This is my entry for the cook-off, and actually this is a post that I made on my CCR blog earlier in the week.
I would say that 95% of the ingredients in this recipe are from my front yard garden, and 99% of the ingredients that ended up on the final plate are from our front yard garden. I say front yard, because we have a back yard garden also.
The recipe -
After a long day at the office, it’s time to come home and check out the spoils from the garden.
Our little garden paradise has been busy working also, each plant feeding its own little tender vegetables with nutrients from the sun, soil, and water.
We always delight in what tiny surprises might be found, some are easy to see, and some are hidden from plain view.
But once the expedition is set out with our harvesting baskets and kitchen shears in hand, it takes just a little push of the branch, a twist of the vine, or a turn of the leaf in discovery of our new found edible delights.
The home garden in all its glory is starting to yield a bounty of produce, including the six patty pan squash plants. And the squash continue to grow into huge portions if left unpicked, as you can see in the photo of Monique picking the crop of several large squash ready for harvest.
These amazing squash cook down in no time at all, and take on the flavors of accompanying ingredients as in the case of the Cajun spices, bacon, onions,and garlic in this simple yet tasty recipe.
|2||Medium||Patty pan squash, sliced|
|½||Cup||Red onion, julienne|
|2||Tsp||Cajun Spice Blend|
|1.||Have all the ingredients ready and prepped as described in the ingredient list.|
|2.||Heat a large sauté pan over high heat and add the diced bacon. Stir on occasion and render the fat from the bacon. Once crispy, add the onion and sauté for just a few minutes.|
|3.||Add the patty pan squash, and minced garlic, and season with the Cajun spice and garlic salt. Toss well or turn with a spoon to get even cooking throughout the squash. Continue to sauté until the squash is browned and softened.|
Dinner is served!
Along with the patty pan squash are fresh beets and Swish chard from the garden as well. The only thing on this plate that was not from our garden is the bacon, red onion, salt and spices.