On Saturday, before heading up to the cabin for our week over the fourth, we spent the day celebrating a family wedding. The sweet couple was so happy, and we danced all night. It was HOT (but hey, it's better than rain!) - and it was so lovely.
And then, we enjoyed a delicious chicken or beef (or kid-meal) dinner... with these odd little veggies...
There was one person at my table who knew what these cute little veggies were, and it turns out they're baby squash. Who knew?! I didn't. Maybe we have no business doing a gardening blog when we couldn't recognize a vegetable, but I swear to you these were unknown to 98% of us.
So, here's the dealio on these cuties:
They are also known as "Pattypan Squash" - or Patty-Pan... which gets it name, from, you guessed it, their resemblance to a pan that you might saute a patty in. Or, Button Squash, White Squash, Scallopini... (We came up with "little flying saucer veggies," but it doesn't quite roll off the tongue.)
Here's a good close-up look at them:
They are adorable. Plus, they're considered "fine cuisine." Who knew?! (I am finding myself saying that a lot on this thing.)
Once we finally get to doing some recipes on here, I think we might have to try a Baby Squash Kabob recipe. Yes? Yes.