Thursday, August 20

Squash Sticks

I recently bought this weird looking device called a mandolin. Have you heard of it? Let me just say, it is awesome. Perfectly evened sliced veggies, either matchsticks, julienned, or sliced. You can adjust the thickness of the slices and do a number of garnishes with it. I decided to experiment and make a short spaghetti using yellow squash. This is a great way to get your kids to eat their veggies. My theory is that if the veggies are cut in cute shapes, we are more likely to eat them. At least, that's how it works for me! Anyways, I cut up some squash and boiled them until tender. Topped with a feta cream sauce and sauteed spinach. It was delicious. The only thing is that I cut my thumb pretty bad on the mandolin blade and it still really hurts. So be careful and use that finger gaurd!

Squash Sticks
2 yellow squash
1/2 bag spinach
Feta
1/4 cup milk
salt 'n' peppa

1 Cut up squash into long thin sticks and boil in a saute pan boiling water. Becomes tender after 30 seconds to 1 minutes, so don't leave the stove. Drain.
2 In a different pan, saute the spinach and feta and milk until creamy and tender. 
3 Season the squash and mix together with spinach and feta.
3 Serve topped with more feta.

13 comments:

doggybloggy said...

I love my mandolin but you do have to be careful - very careful...your dish looks great.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A fabulous dish!Healthy and tasty!

Cheers,

Rosa

Nutmeg Nanny said...

I'm with doggybloggy on this one. I have damaged my finger just using a grater....lord knows what I could do with a mandolin...eeek! BTW I'm totally with you about kids and eating things that are cut in shapes. It's amazing what they will eat if it looks fun:)

♥peachkins♥ said...

It looks cute!

Sweet and Savory said...

I just ordered a mandolin and can't wait to get it. I wanted it for vegetables to and seeing this recipe, I see I made a good choice. I will have to wait to get it to try this.

5 Star Foodie said...

I got a mandolin for my wedding and was too scared to use it for a while :) But if you're careful it's actually ok, and it makes the food looks so pretty!

maybelle's mom said...

i am frightened by my mandolin. but clearly i should break it out--look at how great this looks,

Reeni♥ said...

This looks so delicious with the cream sauce! I have a mandolin still in the box - you inspired me to try it out.

nora@ffr said...

yumm!! vat ahealthy looking tasty dish!! as usual i adore ye food photography!1 keep it up!!
cheers!1

Soma said...

weird looking device LOL.. i have heard that they are magic. but they always makes me think of a musical instrument. this is a nice side recipe.

Chef Fresco said...

How simple, yet delicious! I want one of those mandolins! Except I would definitely dice my finger too. . .

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

such a pretty pile of squash, and sounds delicious with the feta sauce too! I want a mandolin so badly, but I can't justify buying any more kitchen gadgets for a while.

Erin said...

a mandolin is towards the top of my "to buy for the kitchen" list. It seems like something I could really use! Things like these sticks would be so much easier on the mandolin than with a knife... although maybe my goal should actually be to keep trying to improve my knife skills! :)