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  1. #1
    Cheryl Guest

    Default Squash casserole with bacon?

    Yet another post about not eating right and broken computer all combined
    into one.

    For the last 2-1/2 days I've been working non-stop trying to fix a server
    application problem after MS patching night. This is work-related, not my
    personal computer. Added a Java upgrade to the MS patching night because
    we're granted 2 whole hours by the customer per month to patch servers.
    Well, the Java upgrade broke everything. Unfortunately this involves 9
    servers. All redundant instances of the application affected because of the
    short time they give us to patch. I was too confident that it would all be
    ok and our testers only did minimal testing.

    Worked until 6am Friday morning after a whole day Thursday, called back to
    work at 9am Friday when they discovered a problem, and spent the entire day
    with my eyes glued to the computer screen and no food and little sleep.
    Finally by 7pm I couldn't stand the stomach rumbling and nausea and ate a
    few pretzels. Worked until midnight and finally called it quits to get some
    sleep and start fresh. Today starting at 7am started again to reinstall one
    set of nodes, again, no food. Finally a little success on one set of nodes
    tonight and it's almost midnight again. I made a grilled cheese sandwich
    but obvious the diet of the last two days isn't good for my IBS.

    I look in the fridge and I have a nice summer squash, some bacon, eggs, a
    few other staples. Googled a recipe for my ingredients and found this: Any
    improvement for a starving and tired Cheryl would be appreciated. Otherwise
    it's another bowl of cereal or just nothing. Actually I'm too tired to cook
    tonight so it might be breakfast.

    @@@@@ Now You're Cooking! Export Format

    Squash Casserole With Bacon

    casseroles, pork, vegetable dishes

    4 strips bacon
    5 medium yellow summer squash, or 32 ounces; frozen sliced summer squash
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    1 tablespoon butter
    2 eggs, beaten
    salt and pepper to taste
    1/2 to 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

    Slice squash about 1/4-inch thick; cook in boiling salted water until
    tender. Fry bacon until crisp; drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon and set
    aside. In bacon drippings, brown onions. Add butter, squash, eggs, salt
    and pepper. Cook, stirring, until eggs are cooked. In a 2-quart casserole
    dish, place half of the squash mixture. Sprinkle with half of the crumbled
    bacon and half of the shredded cheese. Top with remaining squash mixture,
    bacon, and cheese. Bake at 350 until hot and cheese is melted.

    Yield: serves 4 to 6




  2. #2
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Squash casserole with bacon?

    Cheryl wrote:

    > For the last 2-1/2 days I've been working non-stop trying to fix a
    > server application problem after MS patching night. This is
    > work-related, not my personal computer. Added a Java upgrade to the
    > MS patching night because we're granted 2 whole hours by the customer
    > per month to patch servers. Well, the Java upgrade broke everything.
    > Unfortunately this involves 9 servers. All redundant instances of
    > the application affected because of the short time they give us to
    > patch. I was too confident that it would all be ok and our testers
    > only did minimal testing.
    >
    > Worked until 6am Friday morning after a whole day Thursday, called
    > back to work at 9am Friday when they discovered a problem, and spent
    > the entire day with my eyes glued to the computer screen and no food
    > and little sleep. Finally by 7pm I couldn't stand the stomach
    > rumbling and nausea and ate a few pretzels. Worked until midnight
    > and finally called it quits to get some sleep and start fresh. Today
    > starting at 7am started again to reinstall one set of nodes, again,
    > no food. Finally a little success on one set of nodes tonight and
    > it's almost midnight again.


    Wow, you're making me so nostalgic for my old job. What do I miss
    more? The stress? The users saying Fix it! The sleep deprivation?

    I feel for you. Take care of yourself, try to eat right. And I like
    the sound of your squash casserole.

    nancy

  3. #3
    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: Squash casserole with bacon?

    "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:xUkeo.56458$GZ7.24692@hurricane...
    > Cheryl wrote:
    >
    >> For the last 2-1/2 days I've been working non-stop trying to fix a
    >> server application problem after MS patching night. This is
    >> work-related, not my personal computer. Added a Java upgrade to the
    >> MS patching night because we're granted 2 whole hours by the customer
    >> per month to patch servers. Well, the Java upgrade broke everything.
    >> Unfortunately this involves 9 servers. All redundant instances of
    >> the application affected because of the short time they give us to
    >> patch. I was too confident that it would all be ok and our testers
    >> only did minimal testing. Worked until 6am Friday morning after a whole
    >> day Thursday, called
    >> back to work at 9am Friday when they discovered a problem, and spent
    >> the entire day with my eyes glued to the computer screen and no food
    >> and little sleep. Finally by 7pm I couldn't stand the stomach
    >> rumbling and nausea and ate a few pretzels. Worked until midnight
    >> and finally called it quits to get some sleep and start fresh. Today
    >> starting at 7am started again to reinstall one set of nodes, again,
    >> no food. Finally a little success on one set of nodes tonight and
    >> it's almost midnight again.

    >
    > Wow, you're making me so nostalgic for my old job. What do I miss
    > more? The stress? The users saying Fix it! The sleep deprivation?
    >
    > I feel for you. Take care of yourself, try to eat right. And I like
    > the sound of your squash casserole.


    I'm getting too old for this. I think finally everything is fixed. The
    worst part is the application that I support/engineer was bought by
    Microsoft and this year they dropped support and in fact, most MSFT techs
    that you call don't even know what it is. Then they say, "oh, we don't
    support that".

    I think I'm beyond hungry. IBS is killing me now. Intestines are all
    water. LOL




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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Squash casserole with bacon?

    On Sun, 29 Aug 2010 00:09:57 -0400, "Cheryl" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > IBS is killing me now. Intestines are all water.


    I used to call that "stress".


    --

    Never trust a dog to watch your food.

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    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Squash casserole with bacon?

    Cheryl wrote:

    > For the last 2-1/2 days I've been working non-stop trying to fix a server
    > application problem after MS patching night. This is work-related, not my
    > personal computer. Added a Java upgrade to the MS patching night because
    > we're granted 2 whole hours by the customer per month to patch servers.
    > Well, the Java upgrade broke everything. Unfortunately this involves 9
    > servers. All redundant instances of the application affected because of
    > the short time they give us to patch. I was too confident that it would
    > all be ok and our testers only did minimal testing.


    ACK! Boy, that sucks. Comes with the territory, though. Everywhere I work
    we're backup freaks, though, so whenever something like that happens we can
    just fall back to the alternate disk.


    > I look in the fridge and I have a nice summer squash, some bacon, eggs, a
    > few other staples. Googled a recipe for my ingredients and found this:
    > Any improvement for a starving and tired Cheryl would be appreciated.
    > Otherwise it's another bowl of cereal or just nothing. Actually I'm too
    > tired to cook tonight so it might be breakfast.
    >
    > @@@@@ Now You're Cooking! Export Format
    >
    > Squash Casserole With Bacon
    >
    > casseroles, pork, vegetable dishes
    >
    > 4 strips bacon
    > 5 medium yellow summer squash, or 32 ounces; frozen sliced summer squash
    > 1/2 cup chopped onion
    > 1 tablespoon butter
    > 2 eggs, beaten
    > salt and pepper to taste
    > 1/2 to 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    >
    > Slice squash about 1/4-inch thick; cook in boiling salted water until
    > tender. Fry bacon until crisp; drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon and
    > set
    > aside. In bacon drippings, brown onions. Add butter, squash, eggs, salt
    > and pepper. Cook, stirring, until eggs are cooked. In a 2-quart casserole
    > dish, place half of the squash mixture. Sprinkle with half of the crumbled
    > bacon and half of the shredded cheese. Top with remaining squash mixture,
    > bacon, and cheese. Bake at 350 until hot and cheese is melted.
    >
    > Yield: serves 4 to 6


    I'd follow that recipe up to the point where it says the eggs are cooking.
    I'd allow them to cook until they're about three-quarters done, then I'd
    stir in the bacon and cheese, cook until the eggs are "right" and serve it
    out of the skillet rather than making a casserole. That way you wouldn't
    overcook the eggs.

    Bob




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    gloria.p Guest

    Default Re: Squash casserole with bacon?

    Cheryl wrote:

    >
    > Squash Casserole With Bacon
    >
    > 4 strips bacon
    > 5 medium yellow summer squash, or 32 ounces; frozen sliced summer squash
    > 1/2 cup chopped onion
    > 1 tablespoon butter
    > 2 eggs, beaten
    > salt and pepper to taste
    > 1/2 to 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    >



    I'd chop the bacon and and onion, cut the squash into quarters, then
    slice thinly. Heat a skillet and add the bacon, onion, and squash until
    the bacon is crisp and the squash softened. Drain well, add the eggs
    and scramble together until they are the consistency you like. Top with
    the cheese when they are almost done. Or you can make an omelet and top
    it with the cooked bacon, squash, and cheese.

    IME the casserole takes too long when you are already starving. I
    suggest you keep some non-perishable food in your desk for times like these.

    (Can you tolerate onions and bacon with your IBS?)

    gloria p

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    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: Squash casserole with bacon?

    "gloria.p" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    >
    > I'd chop the bacon and and onion, cut the squash into quarters, then slice
    > thinly. Heat a skillet and add the bacon, onion, and squash until the
    > bacon is crisp and the squash softened. Drain well, add the eggs and
    > scramble together until they are the consistency you like. Top with the
    > cheese when they are almost done. Or you can make an omelet and top it
    > with the cooked bacon, squash, and cheese.
    >
    > IME the casserole takes too long when you are already starving. I suggest
    > you keep some non-perishable food in your desk for times like these.
    >


    I actually was working from home on all of this. I couldn't even get away
    from my computer except a few minutes at a time. Everyone on the team was
    webex'd into my computer. lol

    > (Can you tolerate onions and bacon with your IBS?)


    To be honest, pretty much anything I eat causes at least some pain, some
    worse than others. Onions in moderation as long as I take my prilosec.
    Bacon, same.

    I took Bob's advice and while I didn't make it a skillet meal, I only barely
    cooked the eggs just enough to coat everything and then assembled it into
    the layers and it's in the oven now just to get bubbly. Smells great. The
    squash was cut very thin and the onions finely diced. Not as much cheese as
    in the recipe.





  8. #8
    Ema Nymton Guest

    Default Re: Squash casserole with bacon?

    On 8/28/2010 10:28 PM, Cheryl wrote:
    > Squash Casserole With Bacon
    >
    > casseroles, pork, vegetable dishes
    >
    > 4 strips bacon
    > 5 medium yellow summer squash, or 32 ounces; frozen sliced summer squash
    > 1/2 cup chopped onion
    > 1 tablespoon butter
    > 2 eggs, beaten
    > salt and pepper to taste
    > 1/2 to 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    >
    > Slice squash about 1/4-inch thick; cook in boiling salted water until
    > tender. Fry bacon until crisp; drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon
    > and set
    > aside. In bacon drippings, brown onions. Add butter, squash, eggs, salt
    > and pepper. Cook, stirring, until eggs are cooked. In a 2-quart casserole
    > dish, place half of the squash mixture. Sprinkle with half of the
    > crumbled
    > bacon and half of the shredded cheese. Top with remaining squash mixture,
    > bacon, and cheese. Bake at 350 until hot and cheese is melted.



    Honey, you should get some rest, you must be exhausted. You've had such
    a rough time lately. I hope it gets better.

    Cheryl, I can't seem to get enough yellow squash. I cook the squash in
    a little water and bacon fat, until the squash begins to soften. I also
    use onion, but I do not cook the eggs, it bakes in the oven long enough
    to do that (I noticed you said you didn't cook the egg much). I add a
    little cracker crumbs or bread crumbs to the recipe. I use a lot of
    black pepper, and I mean a lot. It makes all the difference, I think.

    Hope things get better, hang in there!

    Becca


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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Squash casserole with bacon?

    In article <SDAeo.90655$N5.23719@hurricane>,
    "Cheryl" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > To be honest, pretty much anything I eat causes at least some pain, some
    > worse than others. Onions in moderation as long as I take my prilosec.
    > Bacon, same.


    Try deliberately increasing your water intake. That's helped me a LOT.
    --
    Peace! Om

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    *Only Irish *coffee provides in a single glass all four *essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar *and fat. --Alex Levine

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Squash casserole with bacon?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Ema Nymton <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 8/28/2010 10:28 PM, Cheryl wrote:
    > > Squash Casserole With Bacon
    > >
    > > casseroles, pork, vegetable dishes
    > >
    > > 4 strips bacon
    > > 5 medium yellow summer squash, or 32 ounces; frozen sliced summer squash
    > > 1/2 cup chopped onion
    > > 1 tablespoon butter
    > > 2 eggs, beaten
    > > salt and pepper to taste
    > > 1/2 to 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    > >
    > > Slice squash about 1/4-inch thick; cook in boiling salted water until
    > > tender. Fry bacon until crisp; drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon
    > > and set
    > > aside. In bacon drippings, brown onions. Add butter, squash, eggs, salt
    > > and pepper. Cook, stirring, until eggs are cooked. In a 2-quart casserole
    > > dish, place half of the squash mixture. Sprinkle with half of the
    > > crumbled
    > > bacon and half of the shredded cheese. Top with remaining squash mixture,
    > > bacon, and cheese. Bake at 350 until hot and cheese is melted.

    >
    >
    > Honey, you should get some rest, you must be exhausted. You've had such
    > a rough time lately. I hope it gets better.
    >
    > Cheryl, I can't seem to get enough yellow squash. I cook the squash in
    > a little water and bacon fat, until the squash begins to soften. I also
    > use onion, but I do not cook the eggs, it bakes in the oven long enough
    > to do that (I noticed you said you didn't cook the egg much). I add a
    > little cracker crumbs or bread crumbs to the recipe. I use a lot of
    > black pepper, and I mean a lot. It makes all the difference, I think.
    >
    > Hope things get better, hang in there!
    >
    > Becca


    A lower fat cheese in that recipe might also help, like part skim
    mozarella, or even one of the drier grating cheeses?

    I've found that dairy fats (and wheat of course) are major culprits.

    I had one Dr. help me more than anyone else with IBS by advising I keep
    a food diary. He told me to write down everything I eat daily, then
    write down how I feel.

    It's a lot less hassle than an elimination diet. :-)

    I kept a food diary for 18 months to narrow down what foods or food
    combinations made me feel like crap.
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    *Only Irish *coffee provides in a single glass all four *essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar *and fat. --Alex Levine

  11. #11
    Cheryl Guest

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    "Omelet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]..
    >
    > I've found that dairy fats (and wheat of course) are major culprits.
    >
    > I had one Dr. help me more than anyone else with IBS by advising I keep
    > a food diary. He told me to write down everything I eat daily, then
    > write down how I feel.
    >
    > It's a lot less hassle than an elimination diet. :-)
    >
    > I kept a food diary for 18 months to narrow down what foods or food
    > combinations made me feel like crap.


    I think Gloria P. is on to something because after eating that last night I
    was up all night in major pain and diarrhea. I know, TMI. Still in gastric
    distress this morning. I'm going to have to cut out onions and probably
    everything that was in that casserole just for a while to be sure. It could
    have also been from not eating much over the last 3 days, plus all the
    stress.



  12. #12
    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: Squash casserole with bacon?

    On Aug 29, 3:32*pm, "gloria.p" <gpues...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > Cheryl wrote:
    >
    > > Squash Casserole With Bacon

    >
    > > 4 strips bacon
    > > 5 medium yellow summer squash, or 32 ounces; frozen sliced summer squash
    > > 1/2 cup chopped onion
    > > 1 tablespoon butter
    > > 2 *eggs, beaten
    > > *salt and pepper to taste
    > > 1/2 to 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

    >
    > I'd chop the bacon and and onion, cut the squash into quarters, then
    > slice thinly. Heat a skillet and add the bacon, onion, and squash until
    > the bacon is crisp and the squash softened. *Drain well, add the eggs
    > and scramble together until they are the consistency you like. *Top with
    > the cheese when they are almost done. *Or you can make an omelet and top
    > it with the cooked bacon, squash, and cheese.
    >

    ....frittata.

    N.

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