WHEW. This week I have been feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and entirely too busy to even think straight. How have you been feeling? I truly love this time of year, but it’s always so busy and I find myself getting overwhelmed with appointments and meetings.

What do I do to cope? Well, I do what I do best and that’s cook. Here are some therapy thoughts about “squashing” that stress away! Take your stress into the kitchen and make this yummy squash casserole. Cooking is SUCH a relaxing outlet for me. Is it for you? My hope is that you can begin to look at cooking in this way.

How will making this dish help with your stress? Use the process as a way to relax. When you make this, you’ll be slicing the squash and dicing onions. Focus on the act of slicing and dicing and you will begin to feel more relaxed.

This is a special recipe for me. This recipe is from my childhood and it’s one of my favorite comfort foods! It’s delicious, simple and since it only has 4 ingredients, it’s really really easy to make. Plus, when you’re done, you have great side dish to your meal. And that’s one less thing to be stressed out about!

Happy stress free cooking!

Here’s a quick video about my squash casserole.

    Squash Your Stress Squash Casserole


  • 6-8 medium yellow squash
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 12-16 crushed saltines
  • 3-4 tablespoons butter
  • Process

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Wash and slice the squash (slice the squash in thin slices, use your focus and breathe deeply while slicing, this will help you to relax)
  • Boil the squash in water about 15 minutes until tender
  • Drain thoroughly and then if needed drain again. It will take forever to drain!
  • In a small saucepan, melt butter and add onion
  • Cook until onions are translucent and add salt and pepper
  • While onions are cooking, crush saltines in your hands. Go ahead and crush those babies. (Feeling stressed out? This is a wonderful way to get it out!!)
  • Stir crushed saltines into cooked onion mixture and heat through/li>
  • In a medium sized baking dish, place cooked squash into dish.
  • Mix onion/cracker mixture into squash
  • Place several dots of butter on top of casserole and bake for 25 minutes