German Pizza Monday, Feb 6 2012 

This is a nice recipe because it only takes one frying pan/pot. It’s one of those very basic meat and potatoes type of casseroles, done on the stovetop. I think it would be a good one to do while camping next summer, actually.

Thanks to my friend Glenda for sharing the recipe. 🙂 It’s from one of her Mennonite cookbooks. I’d give credit, but I don’t know the name of the cookbook. So thanks to the Mennonite lady who included it in the cookbook. 😉

German Pizza

1lb ground beef (I used cooked, diced chicken I had on hand)
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper (I used red since that’s all I had)
1 1/2 tsp salt, divided
1/2 tsp pepper
2 Tbsp butter
6 medium potatoes, peeled and shredded
3 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup milk
2 cups shredded cheese

In frying pan, cook ground beef, onions, green peppers, 1/2 tsp salt and pepper; drain. Reduce heat to low, melt butter. Spread potatoes over melted butter and sprinkle with remaining salt. Top with beef mixture. Combine eggs and milk, pour over all. Cook covered, on medium heat, until potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes. Top with cheese; cover and heat until cheese is melted. Cut in wedges or squares to serve.

We ate ours with ketchup on top. 🙂

Zucchini / Squash Skillet Casserole Thursday, Sep 15 2011 

This recipe is from my church’s cookbook. Not only is it super easy, but it tastes great! Yet another good way of using squash or zucchini at this time of the year! 🙂  I used a yellow summer squash in these pictures. A complete meal, prepared in one skillet! Love recipes like that!

Zucchini / Squash Skillet Casserole

1 lb ground beef
1 cup chopped onions
1/4 cup diced green pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
5 cups diced zucchini/squash
2 large tomatoes (not in the picture, I didn’t have any on hand)
1 1/4 cups fresh, canned, or frozen corn
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp chili powder
2 tsp pimento (optional)
1/4 tsp parsley

Brown hamburger and onions in skillet. Add remaining ingredients, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until zucchini/squash is tender.

Summer Squash (or Zucchini!) Casserole Friday, Sep 9 2011 

Abigail, over at Tammy’s Recipes, shares her family recipe for a summer squash casserole. It tastes just as great with zucchini! It’s a perfect recipe for this time of the year when squash and zucchini is cheap to buy, or over-abundant in some of your gardens. 🙂

It’s a very easy recipe to make. The bread crumbs on top are a great way to use leftover stale bread. The recipe calls for mayonnaise, and I always use my homemade mayonnaise. I’ve also made it with some chicken chunks in it, or serving slices of ham on the side. It’s a great recipe we really enjoy around here. 🙂  I always make extra to have some for lunch the next day!

My husband bought me two zucchinis last time the farmers’ market was in town (they come to our town once a month in the summer). Look at the size of the zucchini! Almost the length of my big 6 month old! 🙂

I ground some of it up and put it into meatballs and hamburger patties I was making (to freeze). I also put some of the ground beef I cooked and froze for casseroles later on. Then we ate this squash/zucchini casseroles several times.

What are your favorite ways to use and eat zucchinis?

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