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Last of the summer squash

By Penny Stine

I wasn't very good at battling the squash bugs this year, so I lost most of my squash plants after they gave just one or two tiny squash.I did have one that I must have planted late and the squash bugs never found. So when I was picking anything I could find last night in anticipation of a freeze, I found these.


I had two pieces of bacon in the fridge and a little bit of cream (and onions, garlic, chicken broth), so I decided to make pasta sauce.


After I cooked the bacon (and drained most of the fat), then sautéed the garlic and onions in the remnant of bacony goodness with more olive oil, I decided it needed an anchovy, so I chopped up one of my treasured Croatian anchovies and added it to the onions and garlic. Then I added all that zucchini (diced, of course) and basil & cooked until soft.

 

Next, I added chicken broth and cooked it some more. I realized I didn't have as much cream as I thought, so I added what little I had (with a bit of ground flax mixed in it to thicken it), along with some sour cream and Romano cheese.

 

 

Tossed it with penne pasta, and dinner was done. It's one of my fave things to do with summer squash, so I'm sad that I didn't get more summer squash this year.Oh well, there's always next year! 

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