Not exactly the usual kickasserole, but I got a little carried away with using up all the veggies in the fridge.

The Ingredients!

  • 2 cups uncooked rice
  • 5 little yellow squashes
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • large handful of baby carrots
  • 1 green pepper
  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 1 turkey kielbasa
  • 1 bundle of asparagus
  • half a package of cherry tomatoes
  • lemon juice
  • seasoning: garlic powder, black pepper, onion powder, charnushka, herbs

Prep! (Make!)

  • Cut up the veggies (except tomatoes) into managable sizes, the bacon into smallish pieces, and the sausage into rounds (maybe 1/8 to 1/4 inch slices?)
  • In a large pan, cook the bacon. Remove the bits to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  • In the bacon fat pan, add the squash and carrots. Cook on high-ish heat until they start to soften.
  • Start the rice
  • Realize that there’s not enough room in the pan and it’s going to take forever to cook while the baby’s happy, move the squash-carrot mix into a large casserole dish and put it in a 350F oven.
  • Have another realization that this won’t be a normal kickasserole, because you just filled one of your largest kickasserole dishes with the squash-carrot mix. Too much food to cook together!
  • Cook the sausage in that now-empty pan
  • Baby’s getitng fussy, so add the green veggies when the sausage just starts to brown
  • When that’s getting heated, add some lemon juice, a little charnuska, and herbs, start looking for garlic.
  • Remove the veggies from the oven, add the tomatoes, stir, and put back in the oven
  • Find garlic powder in a spice gift box, so add that, stir, and accidentally dump in a whole lot of black pepper because you didn’t realize it didn’t have a shaker lid with small holes
  • Stir, let it all heat up and cook until you think it’s done. Add the bacon back into the sausage part.


  • Put rice in the bowl, then the squash mix, then the meat-green veggie mix.

Next time!
Scale back on everything to make the recipe all fit into one dish. Though it was nice that it made enough for many lunches and it used a bunch of veggies.

It was pretty darn tasty the first time and as leftovers.


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