When I woke up this morning, there was a whole thread going on that threatened my reputation! I mean, really! My own daughter was on there accusing me publicly of giving her a recipe 20 years ago and leaving out a crucial ingredient, destining her to squash casserole failure forever. How could she say that? I mean, I would NEVER EVER do that! (snicker!) (and this may or may not have happened back when she went off to college. Here is the cast of characters, then the facebook thread:
Becca Parson It may have taken me 20 years, Karen Stroud Eidson, but I am ON TO YOU!!!
Becky Eidson Singer What?! Tell me!!!
Becca Parson Two words…. Squash. Casserole.
Becca Parson This trickery shall NOT STAND!!
Becca Parson She knows what she did!
Linda Stroud Sewell it’s the cheese isn’t it
Becca Parson No, there’s no cheese in hers.
Linda Stroud Sewell oh sorry, that’s my recipe so is hers no crackers?
Becca Parson It’s a very basic ingredient, one that changes the flavor only a little, but it’s super important.
Becca Parson I feel so betrayed!
Becca Parson Butter.
Becca Parson It’s not in the recipe and she always smiles and laughs when I say she left something out, but I KNEW she did!
Linda Stroud Sewell oh yes, I can’t have that anymore….LOVE butter, but it doesn’t love me
Becca Parson I have been making it according to her recipe for YEARS and it never tasted right. Tonight, I had a memory of watching her stir the squash and I was so surprised because it was so simple. I added a little butter and it finally tasted right.
Linda Stroud Sewell I haven’t made one in a long time. Mama doesn’t like mine because I put a little cheese in it, but my family likes it and that’s all that matters
Becca Parson I just wanted it to taste like it did when I was a kid. I always wanted seconds or thirds of squash casserole, but it was always disappointing when I have made it for myself. But now I will make it…ALL. THE. TIME!
Becky Eidson Singer Lol! I made it last year for Christmas… I don’t remember if I used butter???? It was good though… I will definitely make a note of this! Thanks for sharing Becca!
Emily Rascoe Ok, now I need you to message me the whole recipe please! I am in need of a squash casserole fix.
Cheryl Harding I’m with Emily – even sounds good for breakfast this morning,lol!!! That was rotten of her and I notice she has been quiet throughout this whole thread. Probably laughing so hard she can’t type!!
Karen Stroud Eidson ahemphf Cheryl Harding–she has been quiet because she has been sleeping.
Karen Stroud Eidson I will have to see proof of this alleged miscarriage of justice here. Do you have a scan of the recipe where I allegedly led you astray in the makence of squash casserole?
Karen Stroud Eidson I have always used butter in my squash casserole, and club crackers. Now that I can not eat wheat, I still use butter, but I used crushed up gluten free pretzels instead of the crackers.
Karen Stroud Eidson oh, and Linda Stroud Sewell, Mama is right–there is no such thing as cheese in squash casserole. What a horrible thing to do.
Karen Stroud Eidson Oh, Becca Parson, how could you accuse me of being so cruel?
Sarah Parson Always gotta use butter 🙂 Thats whats Grannies recipe says in her book 🙂
Karen Stroud Eidson Thank you Sarah Parson, at last, some loyalty
Cheryl Harding I love you Karen – you and your family are so fun!!!
Sarah Parson Karen Stroud Eidson Ive seen Seth and yourself make it on front of me so its easy for me to say lol..Plus I have grannies recipe book lol
Sarah Parson Plus I wouldnt eat it if it had cheese in it. Dont like cheese 🙂
Becca Parson it says butter on the top, but nowhere does it say anything about butter in the squash. I have followed that recipe religiously for YEARS thinking that one day it would taste right and it never did. You trickster!
Sarah Parson mine says use the other 1/2 of butter in the squash. You got the old recipe book of grannies the written one?
Karen Stroud Eidson I have to see that recipe Becca. I wouldn’t have done that to you on porpoise! Snicker…
Gaelyn Olmsted OK, I’ve eaten Karen’s squash casserole and would Really like the whole recipe.
Becca Parson I’ll scan it for you. It says nothing about butter except on the top.
Linda Stroud Sewell WELL, Karen Stroud Eidson…. all I have to say is don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. It’s not so horrible….to each his own!
Becca Parson Sarah, I have the recipe my MOTHER wrote for me.
Karen Stroud Eidson I have tried it–I don’t like it. .o cheeses squashes for me.
Karen Stroud Eidson That should be “no” cheesey squashes for me.
Becca Parson I’m not a fan of cheesy casseroles usually, either. Depends on what it is, though.
Linda Stroud Sewell well then y’alll probably don’t like Mac & Cheese or Broccoli Casserole either…I put cheese in both of those as well. Actually, I don’t make ANY of these casseroles anymore because they have WAY too many calories in them for me to eat.
Becca Parson I like mac and cheese, but that has cheese in the name. But no, I don’t much care for broccoli casserole either. Just a personal preference though. Has nothing to do with your cooking at all. I don’t like green bean casseroles, either. Pretty much no matter who makes it. I’ll eat it to be polite, but don’t really care for it.
Karen Stroud Eidson Well duh mac & cheese gotta have cheese or it wouldn’t be mac & cheese now would it?
Linda Stroud Sewell ewwwww yuk, DISLIKE Green bean casserole too
Linda Stroud Sewell and no offense taken….you haven’t eaten my cooking in a long time…..heck, I don’t even cook like that anymore 🙂
Karen Stroud Eidson I’m going to post the recipe on my blog, both the orignal version and the gluten free version. And I WILL include ALL the ingredients!
The recipe that started all this was one that I got about 40 or so years ago from my mother. My children loved it. They loved it so much, in fact, because I used to tell them it was pie and they couldn’t have any of it until they ate their dinner. They would clean their little plates so they could have that delicious squash pie. When they grew older, and knew it wasn’t pie, they still loved it. Whenever I am around them now, and cooking for them, it one of the things they always ask me to make for them. And I can not imagine that I would give the recipe to anyone and purposefully leave out an ingredient. So, here is the famous (or infamous) squash casserole recipe:
Squash Casserole, The Full Unadulterated Recipe:
5-6 medium yellow squash, scraped and diced
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
3 or 4 slices bread, crumbled
3 eggs, beaten
Salt & pepper to taste
Club crackers, 1 sleeve, crushed
1 stick of butter
Put the squash and onion in a sauce pan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and cook for about 25 minutes, until the squash is soft. Add salt and pepper to taste and 1/2 of the stick of butter. Mix in crumbled bread and beaten eggs. Pour into greased or sprayed baking dish. Cover with cracker crumbs & dot with the remaining 1/2 stick of butter. Bake at 425° for 20-25 minutes or until set and browned on top.
To make this casserole gluten free, prepare just as above, but use your favorite gluten free bread instead of regular bread. I use Udi’s, but any brand will work. Replace the Club cracker crumbs with crushed gluten free pretzels. I use Glutino Gluten Free Pretzels. Put them in a zip lock bag, and pound on them with a wooden rolling pin. You’ll need about 1 cup of pretzel crumbs for the top of a 9″ X 13″ casserole dish.