09 June 2013

Sausage Stuffed Summer Squash

Say that 3 times fast.

Sausagestuffedsummerdquash, sausagestuffedsummerdquash, sausagestuffedsummerdquash

Wasn't that fun?! Almost as fun as this meal that Parker and I had a blast creating:

A little over a week ago one of my students brought me in a HUGE squash and this little sweetie wanted me to take a picture and show it to Mr. Jones (my fiance) hence this happened...
giggle, giggle

I have been slacking in my "Suzy Homemaker" role at home so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to put the apron back on and make a delicious meal. I was lucky that the future hubs wanted to help me out!

Parker and I looked through our pantry and found some wild rice, bread crumbs, and olive oil so we headed to the grocery store to see what else we could add to this mix.
We love some Jennie-O and found this Sweet Italian Summer Sausage we thought would work just fine!

First, Parker chopped off the ends of the squash and cored it.
No worries, we didn't waste any of this squash. Parker chopped up the rest to add to the stuffing.

[We were too busy chatting and forgot to take pictures of this part...]
While Parks was dealing with the squash, I removed the turkey sausage from the casings, sprinkled it with salt and pepper and began to brown it in a large skillet. In a small skillet, we drizzled a little olive oil on the extra summer squash and cooked it just a few minutes until it was tender. When the sausage was browned, we added the pre-cooked rice and the squash to the pan and mixed it all together!

We added the mixture to the squash boats and cooked them in the oven at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes. Right when we put the squash in the oven, we decided we needed a little summer ale to go with our dinner. I ran to the corner store real quick to grab some Sam Summer and a little mozzarella cheese to sprinkle on top of our meal.
 and VOILA! There you have it: Sausage stuffed summer squash!

An easy, delicious meal that was fun to make!
Major thanks to my student, Kate, for the thoughtful gift!

1 comment:

  1. Yum-O, as a certain famous cook would say. I think you did her proud, and now I'm super hungry!!
    BTW, I was getting "caught up" on your blog and watched your Mother's Day video...Niagra Falls, is all I can say! That was too sweet! What a wonderful thing for your family:)