Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG
June 21st, 2007
Awesome Squashem


Eureka!  I hit gold (and green).  Check out the lovely squash that I harvested from the Dirt Rectangle:



I used to make this dish all the time when I was on the Atkins diet (I lost like 50 pounds on that diet).  It’s easy (the dish, not the weight loss) … you stick your yellow and green squashies in a pan with like a half a cup of butter on medium high and then when it’s cooked – don’t let it get squishy, it only takes five minutes or so – then add 2 or 3 cloves of garlic.  You don’t want your garlic to over cook otherwise it’ll be grodie.  Ok, so soon as you’ve swished around the garlic in the pan with the squash then turn off the heat and add several heaping tablespoons of Parmesan cheese till it gets gooey and melty. Y.U.M.


I’m not too sure what else to do with squash.  Coie puts it in spaghetti sauce. 


We’re having a grand time with Kait the Great.  I hope her family is not missing her too much.  We are keeping her busy:



Here she is making a skirt for the party we are going to this Saturday. Doesn’t she have pretty auburn curly hair?  She has the best hair I’ve ever seen on a human.  And I’m not just saying that because she brought me another present (Bibleopoly! Yay!)


And, on a sad note… Poor Ryann; one of her five ducks died today (yes, Shay, it was Love – we thought she was doing so much better).  She is outside burying it right now.   Farm Life isn’t all milk and eggs – it definitely has its rough side, too. 

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  1. quietcajun said,

    on June 21st, 2007 at 4:29 pm

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    We also call our Kait… Kait the Great. She so LOVES it! *insert maniacal laughter here* LOL!

    I also say things like Kait the Great, don't be late, it's half past eight…you'll never date! 🙂

    She just smiles that pained smile children smile when they know their parents think they are funny, but really are not.

    But she is wrong!

    I am funny! Hilariously funny!

    Well, at least I'm funny LOOKING! 🙂


    on June 21st, 2007 at 4:33 pm

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    We had a squash given to us by a lovely garden girl yesterday at the picnic. We made a bread with it today and than I snuck some in our rice this evening.. it was great… like Kait….well probably not as great as Kait but a little great.


    who knows she is NOT funny

    Edited by TNMOMTOMANYBLESSINGS on Jun. 21, 2007 at 4:54 PM

  3. JenIG said,

    on June 21st, 2007 at 4:37 pm

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    I find you *both* funny. and weird. especially weird.


    on June 21st, 2007 at 4:54 pm

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    Likewise Jen : )

  5. His4life said,

    on June 21st, 2007 at 8:24 pm


    Your squash looked yummy!!!!:):):) Kait looks great!:) and I am soooo sad:(:(:(:( about the death of Ryann's duck.:( I will be keeping you all in my prayers!:)



  6. Anonymous said,

    on June 21st, 2007 at 8:45 pm

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    Oooo! Oooo! Saute squash chunks with garlic and onion in olive oil, sprinkle with a little salt and pepper and basil (fresh is better), and throw in a handful of halved grape tomatoes for the last minute. I could LIVE on this stuff! Karen (bensrib)

  7. ShayC said,

    on June 21st, 2007 at 8:47 pm

    Hip Hip Hooray!!!!!!

    I KNEW you had a good garden!!!!!

    Your squash looks sooooo beautiful!!! We have had the EXACT same thing with our dinner for two nights in a row. I'm trying to post an almost identical picture of my squash cooking on the stove top, but this weird paragraph in latin keeps popping up on my image insert area.

    I'm so sorry about Love…poor Ryann 🙁

    And yes…your guest has GORGEOUS hair!!!

    Have a great evening my long lost friend,


  8. joyfulhomeschool said,

    on June 21st, 2007 at 10:59 pm


    That squash looks so yummy! For the record, I think your dirt triangle is wonderful….you actually grew something! I am plant challenged, even though in my heart I would love to have a wonderful big garden. I have many books and a tomato plant that just died due to my lack of care. sad…but still hopeful

  9. nsremom said,

    on June 21st, 2007 at 11:33 pm

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    I am a zucchini squash lover. It's tasty! but I don't put butter on it. nah! then it's not longer healthy, right? If I were going for non-healthy I'd stick with cookies. 🙂

    and sad about your duck. (I think you said duck) Kids are tough, but the animal death thing really does sting a bit.

  10. drewsfamilytx said,

    on June 21st, 2007 at 11:43 pm

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    Awww… poor Ryann…

    Regarding the squash bounty, I like to cut it lengthwise, add a little garlic salt and pepper, spritz of oil and throw it on the grill. YUMMY.

    No dirt rectangle for us…yet… Next year…

    Marshie– who has always dreamt (dreamed?) of having lovely auburn hair with waves… *sigh* But alas, it is just plain old brown to match my plain brown eyes and straight flat hair that won't hold a curl not matter what, not even with the application of mousse and hair freeze.

  11. Leigh2 said,

    on June 22nd, 2007 at 8:05 am

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    So sorry about the duck. Poor Ryann!

    Also….I must make your squash recipe. No one around here with eat squash (except hubby…he will eat anything) and I am always trying to find a new way to make it so that they will accept it without acting as if they are going to die.

  12. GiffordBabyJournal said,

    on June 22nd, 2007 at 8:19 am

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    I have never been able to raise squash without getting those little buggies that LOVE squash. My neighbor can do it though. He always brings over some for us, so I don't even try anymore. I have found a good recipe for them though. Check this out.

  13. bestsister said,

    on June 22nd, 2007 at 8:53 am

    squash…variations on a theme

    Kind of like you did but: fry up an onion first, then add the squash with the garlic and once the squash is a lovely golden brown (use less butter and a higher heat) you should stir in some big fat slices of tomatoes out of the garden and cook until the tomatoes are hot, but the skins are not all peeling which makes me gag. A big pinch of salt and pepper and some fresh basil …delectable.

  14. bestsister said,

    on June 22nd, 2007 at 8:56 am

    so I'm mentally challenged

    clearly I should have read your comments before I posted that last one because someone else gave you a squash/basil/tomato version…anyway. Pretend like mine was original and tell me how insired you were by me okay? Kristina and I share a brain, and I think she has it today.

  15. JenIG said,

    on June 22nd, 2007 at 9:11 am

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    bestsister, i'm nervous, because i was just talking to Kristina this morning and she swears that YOU have the brain today. What'd you guys do with that thing?? It probably got left in the tea parlor again….

  16. Aligirl said,

    on June 22nd, 2007 at 12:40 pm

    Farm life

    Farm life can be rough. I grew up in the country (wish I could raise my kids there) with farm animals, and we had our share of sad times. My parents had llamas at one time, and had to deal with still born llama babies. That was hard.

    Your veggies look yummy! I wish I could get my hubby to eat squash. I am the only one that would eat it if I cooked it.


    Edited by Aligirl on Jun. 22, 2007 at 12:41 PM

  17. Washi Washi said,

    on June 22nd, 2007 at 2:39 pm

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    Hi mom,

    I didn't know that it was possible that love could ever die.

    Remember that card Coie gave you for your birthday? It said "Love never fails" or something like that. lol.

    LOVE you,



  18. JenIG said,

    on June 22nd, 2007 at 2:56 pm

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    well ryann, it does say in the book of Mathew that in the last days "Love will grow cold". I think that's probably happening right now — Love is either cold or at room temperature.

    PS don't you have a heart??? you're supposed to be mourning over your duck,but instead your pulling me in to make bad jokes about it, you irreverent child!

  19. heartmatters said,

    on June 24th, 2007 at 9:16 am


    That's exactly how I make it, except for the 50 pounds part – i will probably always have my 20 pounds that love me back. and front, and middle.

    Sorry I haven't been a good friend.

    God bless,


  20. workinprogress said,

    on June 24th, 2007 at 2:16 pm

    More about squash…

    If your up to your eyeballs in squash, here's another way we like to fix it 'round here. Slice and saute it the same way you described, then when it's nearly done pour in some salsa (just to heat it through) and top with shredded cheddar cheese. (I put a cover on it for a few minutes to let the cheese melt). Kinda like a tex-mex version. Hope you like it. Up here in NY we are not harvesting anything from the garden quite yet.

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