>Stuffed Sunburst Squash

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IMG_2590I picked up this guy at the farmer’s market this past weekend. I had never seen, nor heard of, Sunburst Squash before. Upon doing a little research, I discovered that the Sunburst squash is a varietal of the Patty Pan squash. But I had never heard of Patty Pan before either. I liked the name though. It’s sing-songy and fun.

IMG_2591Here he is again. Looking more yellow in this picture. He has no idea what his fate will soon be…

So I preheated the oven to 350 degrees. On the stove top I set about an inch of water to boil. Once boiling, I put in the squash and covered… letting him soften for about 10 minutes.

In another pan, I cooked up a few slices of turkey bacon until browned and removed.

When the squash was done, I carefully sliced off his top half (like you would if carving a pumpkin) and used a spoon to dig out his insides. You need to be extra careful not to pierce his side!

So sorry I’m referring to an inanimate object with personal pronouns, it is seriously only Wednesday?!

Put insides in pan that was used to cook bacon, crumble bacon back into pan, add soft breadcrumbs, garlic powder and cayenne pepper. Stir around on medium heat until squash pieces are warm. Put all the stuff back in the squash shell. Top with cheese of your choice, put his top back on. Then stick him in the oven for 15 minutes on a pan or oven safe dish.

IMG_2592He will look like this. You’ll “oooh” and “ahhhh”. He will smell damn good. Even puppy sat for this one. Sorry pup, he’s all mine.

Okay, now this is getting weird. I’m sure squashes don’t have sexes. Or maybe I’m wrong. I’ll have to ask my dad. He knows a lot about plants. FOCUS SHANNON.

IMG_2594  Inside, he will look like this, but with your camera probably more in focus. Seriously, I was concerned it wouldn’t fill me up but it did! The blue cheese stuffed slider I made on the side helped too. Before I could take a picture my camera battery died. Oops!

Pick yourself up one of these guys, you won’t regret it. And please bear with my madness, I’ve been listening to/watching powerpoint presentations for the last 3 hours. Night!

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