Squash and zucchini are everywhere! Brendan and I were walking home from the grocery store the other day and someone had a box filled with different sized squash outside their garden with a sign that said "For our neighbors", which was very nice of them and a very Portland thing to do. They had all shapes and sizes including a pale green squash that was skinny and about 3 feet long. We picked out a couple of ones, including a baseball bat sized zucchini to make zucchini bread with and went home to enjoy our free treats.
Sautéed Summer Squash with Browned Butter and Thyme is one of my favorite late summer side dishes and we end up making it nearly every night. It's really easy to make so I can throw it together while I'm cooking the rest of dinner. It's a simple recipe that my mom described to me over the phone one day when I was looking for something a little different from what I usually make. She's so smart! I should mail her the skinny 3 foot long squash as a thank you.
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