Let us now praise the commonplace, the unpretentious, the lowly. Let us praise the humble squash casserole.
Even the very name is plain and homely, almost self-deprecating—squash. No pretense here. Just plebian plentitude featuring the most ordinary ingredients from your garden, fridge, and cabinet—mostly yummy yellow things. Squash, of course, lots of it. And butter—half a stick! (Real butter, please—not the fake stuff). Cheddar cheese—don’t be stingy!
We almost live on the stuff this time of year. We are
overrun blessed with summer squash and can’t give it away fast enough. But we don’t mind. It is so, so good.
So let us now praise squash casserole. Let us extol its vegetable virtues to the heavens, exalt its yummy yellowness to great heights. Let us give thanks for the delicious, delectable, delightful squash casserole.