Summer Squash and Potato Casserole

 

Have you ever grown zucchini or yellow squash in your garden?  If you have you know that by mid-summer you are begging people to take it, perhaps even stuffing a few in your neighbor’s mailbox or dropping bags on the unsuspecting doorsteps of your friends and family.  I must admit that neither vegetable excites me much and I rarely buy them, except to make the occasional loaf of chocolate zucchini bread.  However, for me, texture has just as much to do with liking a food as taste.  And what I think I really don’t like about zucchini or yellow squash is the mushy texture they take on when cooked.  If you subscribe to this blog, you saw that I shared a recipe for pickling thinly sliced zucchini (along with several other veggies) at the beginning of this month.  Playing around with all those thinly sliced vegetables got me thinking about layers and casseroles and inspired me to come up with a zucchini/squash dish that I would like.

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