Last week, we asked y’all to send in your favorite holiday recipes so that we could compile a CHStoday cookbook. From entrées to sides, desserts and turkey recipes, we’re getting a taste of your favorite traditions.
So, whether you’re looking for inspiration for your Thanksgiving Day meal, just need a dinner idea for tonight, or want to indulge in a neighbor’s concoction, check out these holidayrecipes from our local master and at-home chefs in Charleston. ⬇️
🌽 Side dishes Southern Squash Casserole Submitted by Kelly D.
Southern Squash Casserole | Photo provided by Kelly D.
Ingredients ○ 4 cups yellow squash, sliced into rounds ○ 1 small yellow onion, sliced ○ 1 tbsp olive oil ○ 1 egg, beaten ○ 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese ○ 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese ○ ¼ cup parmesan cheese ○ ½ cup heavy whipping cream ○ 1 tsp garlic powder ○ 1 tsp onion powder ○ 1 tsp salt ○ ½ tsp pepper ○ 1 cup almond flour ○ 1 stick of butter, softened ○ 2 green onions ○ Paprika
Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 350° 2. Over medium heat, add squash, onion and olive oil to skillet and cook until veggies begin to lightly brown and soften, about 15 minutes. Remove from the skillet and let cool. 3. In a small bowl, combine the softened butter and almond flour until it turns into a paste. Set aside. 4. In a separate bowl, mix together the cooked, cooled squash + onion mix, cheddar, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, heavy cream, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper and beaten egg. 5. Pour mixture into a 9×13 baking dish. 6. Drop small amounts of the almond flour + butter mixture on top of the squash + cheese mixture. Don’t worry about making this look nice and neat – just evenly drop over the casserole. 7. Bake for 40 minutes, until golden brown and bubbly. 8. After cooking, take a butter knife and “cut” the almond flour/butter topping to break up any clumps. 9. Sprinkle with paprika, green onions and serve.
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CSU ○ South Carolina residents who qualify for theLIFE Scholarship are now able to apply the scholarship to full-time online undergraduate programs at Charleston Southern University. Learn more about the LIFE scholarship requirements + continued eligibility here.
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Now, Richard is back out at sea, happy + healthy, with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resourcestracking her progress up the eastern coast with a satellite tag placed on her shell. You, too, can follow along with Richardthis winter by tracking her locationhere. 🌊
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Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.
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