Fresh summer ingredients


By Andy Bedwell

There’s no better place than a 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 3/4 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

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