Squash Casserole

Tonight was quite an eventful little evening! But we’ll get to that in a minute.

First, let’s plow through dinner.

Dinner

Dinner tonight was pretty darn tasty.

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I made a yummy casserole using summer squash, chicken apple sausage, Greek yogurt, onion, garlic, cheese and breadcrumbs.

I initially had plans to follow Cooking Light’s recipe for yellow squash casserole, but I ended up veering off course and doing my own thing.

Squash Casserole

Serves: Two very hungry people, or four as a side

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces chicken sausage (I used apple-flavored chicken sausage), chopped into small pieces
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 4 cups sliced yellow squash (about 1 pound)
  • 2 slices wheat bread
  • 6 ounces Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • Cooking spray

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Cook sausage, onion, and garlic in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until onions become slightly soft, about 4 minutes.
  3. Add squash to sausage mixture and cook on medium heat until squash is slightly soft, about 8 minutes.
  4. Place the bread in a food processor, and pulse until coarse crumbs form to measure 1 cup.
  5. Stir Greek yogurt and cheese into sausage mixture.
  6. Drain excess liquid from squash and sausage mixture in the pan and spoon into a casserole dish coated with cooking spray.
  7. Top with breadcrumbs. Spray breadcrumbs with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes.
  8. Cool and enjoy.

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I was really pleased with how the casserole turned out!

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It was delicious and Ryan and I both enjoyed every bite. We polished off the entire casserole between the two of us.

Full of Surprises

After dinner, our night was quite eventful! Well, not really, but there were a lot of little surprises.

First, we saw a scorpion in our screened-in porch.

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A scorpion!

I didn’t even know we had those in Florida. What the heck!?

Ryan got rid of the freaky thing and I’m just hoping he’s not part of a scorpion pack or something. And I thought cockroaches and spiders were bad! (Cockroaches are 10,000 times worse than non-poisonous spiders in my opinion. Ryan vehemently disagrees with me on this one.)

And then we had another surprise… but a good one this time.

Furniture delivery!

Can you guess what we ordered?

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Chairs!

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(Do not judge the greasy hair and no make up. I work at home and I’m not the kind of girl who puts makeup on for her dog… or husband, apparently.)

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We also received a new decorative table that Ryan assembled like a champ.

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Sadie’s helpfulness rivaled her helpfulness when we were moving.

Ryan got the table up in no time at all.

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Sadie clearly thinks she’s way more important than a new piece of fantastic smelling furniture. Seriously that table smells like cedar wood heaven. Mmm.

I ordered the three pieces of furniture off RueLaLa late last week and we weren’t anticipating their arrival until September 30, so we were stoked when they came early!

Off to go sniff our new table hang out with my husband!

Comments

  1. says

    I would have been screaming on the top of my lungs if I saw that scorpion in person! I cannot get near bugs, insects or anything of that nature. I scream and my fiance knows there is a bug he must kill! Haha. ;)

    That squash casserole looks awesome. I’m loving the furniture too! The placemats are super cute!

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  2. says

    Ohh I love squash so that squash casserole looks delicious! I might make mine veggie though since I’m not a sausage fan. Yay for the new furniture! I can’t believe you got it on RLL! Those are such good finds and I’m especially loving your white chair!

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  3. Whitney L. says

    I live in Montana and we found a small scorpion last summer… now, what the heck was it doing up here?! I NEVER would have thought we had scorpions!

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  4. Mandi L. says

    I have the same leaves!! I finally got my fall decorations up last night and I forgot I even had them. Love your new furniture, it must be so much fun to start over with new fun stuff!

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  5. kimberly says

    Hey Julie looked your link and your recipe so much I rushed right outside and picked this overgrown squash measured @ 13″ and commenced with making the squash recipe but with variations.Mine was sauteed w/onions like my mama used to make I also had basil growing on my back porch that I added and the Mozz/chicken sausage I brought from Sam’s club.Anyway I wanted vegs for lunch and had been online for something diff to do with them so thank you very much.P.S.I had so much from this big squash I shared with 3 of my neighbors and 1 don’t even eat squash/till now.

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  6. says

    I made the casserole last night, i had to buy the turkey cheddar sausage, cause thats all they had… but it turned out great, i have a post of it on my blog.

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