Using the last of my Odessa squash

I found a very large Odessa squash in my garden last week.  I was inspired by the cool weather and the largeness of the squash to make a stuffed squash.  I did some searching in cookbooks and on line and adapted several recipes to create this simple dish.  I used a leek and parsley from the garden in the recipe.

1 cup quinoa, dry
2 cups water
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 large leek sliced thinly
1/2 tsp.dried hot pepper/garlic/herb mix
1 large squash
1 large summer squash, cut in half and scooped of its squashness
1/4 cup sour dough breadcrumbs
Several slices of muenster cheese (as per taste)

1. Prep quinoa in a rice cooker combined with 2 cups water.   If you do not have a rice cooker, simply simmer quinoa and other ingredients over medium heat on stove top for 20 minutes until tender.

2. In the meantime,  cook leek, squash and herb mixture in a little  olive oil; stir in cooked quinoa.

3. Fill Odessa halves with mixture, top with cheese and bread crumbs

4. Bake at 350 degreees for 45 minutes.



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