Recently, our shelter cook, Yessica, prepared a pork and summer squash skillet (guisado) as the main course for lunch. It was delicious. Serving clients from around the world occasionally opens conversations about the preparation of meals and the unique recipes that can come with each culture. This preparation of summer squash appeared to be new to one of our guests. She was intrigued.
La Posada guest Silvia of Honduras shared a traditional family recipe made during Holy Week. It’s a sweet dish made with summer squash, called Calabacitas con Leche. This intriguing dessert is easy to prepare and delightful!
Calabacitas con Leche (Summer squash with milk)
5-7 medium-sized summer squash
1 can of condensed milk
4 1/2 cups of milk
1 large cinnamon stick
1 cup of water
Powdered cinnamon (optional)
Cut squash into cubes
Add 1 cup of water, 1 large cinnamon stick, and squash at medium-high heat in a pot.
Cover with a lid and simmer for about 5-7 minutes or until squash is soft.
Pour the milk into the squash and allow milk to simmer for 3-5 minutes.
Mix in 1 can of condensed milk into the pot.
Allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes and stir occasionally.
Serve warm and add sugar or top with cinnamon powder (optional).
Clients assisted from July 1, 2021 – Sept 4, 2021 (Fiscal Year):
Clients assisted from August 29, 2021- Sept 4, 2021
The following four (4) Countries of Origin represented in September