What a wonderful day! I pull up to work right behind my co-worker/friend. We park right next to each other and she was blocking my exit with her passenger door wide open. The impatient me almost said something slick like we playfully do from time to time. I finally get access to open the door and Brandi says “I brought you your birthday present!” I was in shock because she is a month early. Then, I went into a double shock when I saw all the goodies fresh from her garden.
Brandi wanted to offer me this blessing while the veggies were ripe. She also threw in her canned goods which are almost too pretty to consume. This season is her first time making salsa and she let me try some yesterday. I LOVE Mexican food so I can drink this stuff like it’s a V8. I used it on my salad and it was so delicious. I told her “you know this is going on the blog.” She wanted to decorate everything in a pretty basket because she knew I would want to show it off but she didn’t have time with her busy schedule. Regardless of the presentation, it’s the thought that counts. She could have given this to me in a Kroger bag and I would have been equally impressed.
To top everything off was a serving of Brandi’s Squash Casserole. To make it even crazier was me mentioning how I could eat an entire squash casserole after my 4 mile run this morning. Talk about food for the soul. I wanted to do a post about this savory dish but I couldn’t get mine to taste like Brandi’s. The girl has won the chill cook off, Best Candy and Best Dessert awards during our staff trainings. No one can touch her cooking skills or her generosity.
Her serving is shown at the top. Mine is on the bottom looking all dry after my first attempt. I omit the butter and I think that makes a huge difference. I made some tonight for dinner and my FD and I tore it up!
Here’s the recipe:
1. Slice the squash and a whole onion.
2. Boil for 20-25 minutes.
3. Drain and place into a buttered dish.
4. Add salt, pepper ane crushed garlic.
5. Top with low fat cheddar cheese.
6. Add thin layer of crushed Ritz crackers.
7. Bake on 350 for about 20 minutes.
Voila! Magic! Talk about some good eattin’. I’m Miss Greedy Girl with all this running. It helps to have friends who look out for you and support what you do. ♥
We walk 2 miles everyday during our lunch break and I paused half way for a selfie photo shoot. Brandi hates taking pics but she did it for me. Thank you Sister! Love You!
Before I go, let me throw in another one of Brandi’s recipes. I don’t know what she calls them but you take 2 ritz crackers and put peanut butter in the middle. Dip them in white chocolate and let dry on wax paper. They are delish!