First Squash of the Season

It is such a thrill to walk outside and pick something for dinner! My single yellow squash plant is producing enough to feed an army pushing me to develop new ways to prepare this delicious vegetable. If you don’t have a garden planted, pick up some fresh squash at the market and make my scrumptious Summer Squash Gratin for dinner tonight!

Summer Squash Gratin
4 large yellow squash sliced thinly
½ cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons grated onion
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon butter
Salt and Pepper

Preheat oven to 450 degrees and grease an 8×8 glass baking dish. Mix grated onion, salt and pepper with heavy cream. Layer squash into prepared baking dish. Pour cream mixture slowly over squash. Mix panko and parmesan cheese together and cover the top of the squash with crumbs. Cut butter into small chunks and place on top of crumbs. Place baking dish in the oven and bake for 10-14 minutes until squash is tender and crumbs are browned.

My Cooking for Real kids classes have begun and the kids and I are loving going out to the garden to clip fresh herbs for our recipes. Limited space still available.
July 9th 11:00-1:30
Cooking 4 Real Ages 9-14
Kids really can make delicious food for themselves AND the family! Children will learn real time cooking skills using fresh ingredients, no prepackaged food. The fun will begin with an amazing breakfast treat, yummy Rainbow Waffles. Fabulous cones will be crafted from bread sticks and stuffed with turkey and cheese, the perfect lunchtime meal. Kids will love Raspberry Fizzy punch to sip while we prepare homemade, Whole Grain Protein Bars, so easy to make fresh and have around the house for munching. Crunchy Coconut Crusted Chicken will be the winning dish especially when served with crispy Potato Cakes. Kids will have a blast making all of the ingredients that go into our outstanding Berry Trifle including a homemade Cake, Strawberry Coulis, Chocolate Sauce and Whipped Cream, it will be absolutely dreamy! The perfect take home treat will be colorful White Chocolate Candy Bark. A Cheftagious good time will be had by all. Register by email or call/text 214 551 9630 $34.00

About Lorie Fangio

I am a lifestyle advisor with a passion for connecting families Around the Table for mealtime. We are becoming a society that doesn’t even speak to each other, texting and internet relationships are the norm and it is impacting our culture. I believe the human connection as we know it, is in danger. Finding time to spend together as a family unit can be difficult especially with dual family careers and children that are often hyper scheduled. My mission is to inspire families, with a no nonsense approach to real food. Gathering Around the Table is key to the foundation of familial relationships. Sitting down to a meal is much more than breaking bread, it is a bonding ritual for families that actually protects our kids from all the dangerous stuff in the world. With tips and techniques we can all get our families Around the Table!
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2 Responses to First Squash of the Season

  1. Joan Lewis says:

    Yumm! Just cooked squash casserole yesterday but this sounds to die for. I would Love some advice on growing squash!


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    • Lorie Fangio says:

      It is so good! The best tip I have on growing squash is put it in the ground and water it! It grows like crazy in full sun! Can’t wait to talk gardens with you soon Joan!

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