I got some yellow patty pan squash (which are MUCH better than the white ghostie ones, in my opinion) in my CSA box last week. My first thought was that they look like flying saucers! My second thought was to call them “flying squashers”. This is beyond amusing to me, just like making up the word (or so I thought) “squasage“. Heheheh!
When you get a CSA box or splurge on all the great looking veggies at the market, a great way to use up a ton of veggies in one shot is to make a ragout. The word ‘ragout’ is French for ‘stew’. It’s a very high level, general term that can be applied to anything. And there is something really fun about pairing a French word with the term ‘flying squasher’.
I make this ragout all the time; it’s very flexible – just chop up and throw in whatever you have wilting in the veggie drawer that plays well with the other veggies. The patty pan squash add a cute touch of playfulness and color, and throw in whatever meat you got lying around (I always keep pre-cooked Apple & Chicken sausages as a quick and easy after work protein source).