Fresh Squash Dressing, Swiss Corn Bake

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By Andy Bedwell

There’s no better place than the farmers market on a Saturday morning. I can find everything I need for fabulous summer meals. I always go with a list and at the very top is Alabama sweet corn. I just can’t get enough of it this time of year.

Squash Dressing

2 cups cooked squash, drained

3 cups cooked crumbled cornbread

3 eggs

Small onion, chopped

2 teaspoons rubbed sage

1 can cream of chicken soup

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 stick butter, melted

Combine squash and cornbread. Stir in eggs, onion, sage, soup and pepper. Pour in butter. Mix well. Bake in a baking dish for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown.

Andy’s Note: This dressing is absolutely delicious! Small yellow, crook neck squash fresh out of the garden is great! After I cook my squash, I always drain and mash with a potato masher. I made this for my family, and there wasn’t one bite left!

Swiss Corn Bake

2 cups kernel corn

1 cup cream style corn

1 small can evaporated milk

1 egg, beaten

2 teaspoons finely chopped onion

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

4 ounces Swiss cheese, grated

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

1 tablespoon butter, melted

Combine corn, milk, eggs, onion, salt, pepper, and three-fourths of the Swiss cheese. Pour into a one-quart greased casserole. Combine bread crumbs, butter and remaining cheese and spread over top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Andy’s Note: I can’t wait for all of these fresh garden veggies to arrive.

Happy cooking, Andy

“Southern Cooking with Andy Bedwell” may be purchased at The Messenger at 1957 Rainbow Drive.

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