07 May 2012

Recipe: Squash Patties

Several people have emailed me about this recipe, so I thought it would be easiest to just post it. I typically make huge batches of this in the summer and freeze to cook throughout the year. It multiplies beautifully and doesn't have to be particularly exact. We're not big onion fans, so I usually skip the onions & double up on the green peppers. Enjoy!

Southern Summer Squash Fried Patty Recipe:

  • 2 cup summer squash (cooked and mashed or blended until fairly smooth)
  • 2 eggs (beat well)
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 TBSP sugar
  • 2 TBSP milk
  • ¼ cup onion (chopped fine)
  • ¼ cup green pepper (chopped)
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
1. Cook and mash squash or thaw and drain pre-prepared squash.
2. Beat the egg and add salt, pepper, sugar, and milk.
3. Stir in onions and green pepper.
4. Sir in self rising-flour until smooth.
5. Cover bottom of a skillet about 1/8 inch with vegetable oil or a combination of oil and butter and heat to medium.
6. Use a small measuring cup or large spoon to drop batter into hot oil where it will cook similar to pancakes or potato pancakes. Tap lightly on top and around edges immediately after dropping the batter if it does not spread neatly.
7. Fry until brown on bottom (edges will start to look firm and set) and then flip and brown the other side.
8. Place fried patties (makes around 6) on a plate covered with a paper towel to absorb any excess oil.

To freeze: Scoop batter onto cookie sheets, flash freeze patties until hard frozen, then transfer to freezer bags and freeze.

Not sure of the source - sorry!

04 May 2012

It rarely happens accidentally.

I needed to hear this today. Maybe you do too.

09 April 2012

Canning Count 2011: Wrap-Up

Here's my semi-official canning count for 2011. I'm pretty sure I missed recording a few things, but oh well!

Strawberry Jam - 19 half-pints
Green Beans - 26 Quarts
Tomatoes - 20 Quarts
Tomato Sauce - 8 Pints
Basil-Garlic Tomato Sauce - 9 Pints
Bruschetta Mix - 6 half-pints
Peaches - many Quarts
Apple Butter - 5 half-pints, 2 pints
Apple Slices - 12 Quarts

In the Freezer:
Broccoli - 4 Gallon Ziplocs
Apple Pie - 4 pies
Squash Patties

Strawberry Fruit Leather
Peach Fruit Leather

A few notes: 
-I cannot freeze enough Squash Patties. They are a hit with everyone, especially Jeremiah!
-Freezing ready-to-bake Apple Pies was genius. Best idea ever!
-Garden broccoli was delicious. Do NOT remove the air from the bag w/ the food saver. You end up with a giant brick of broccoli. Flash freeze & use gallon freezer ziplocs so you can pull out just a bit at the time.

Our garden is in the ground (with a very special thanks to my Father-in-Law) & it looks like strawberry season is almost in full swing, so we'll be starting over very soon. Not sure how much I'll get put away this year considering the little one inside of me makes me very tired, but something is better than nothing!

15 March 2012

Baby #2!

Haven't posted all year, but this is definitely worth remembering!

Baby #2

We saw the sweetest, healthy little one on ultrasound today (at 18 weeks). We are so thankful for God's faithfulness!!

Now will this be a baby brother or baby sister for Jeremiah? We'll see mid-August!

23 December 2011

29 November 2011