We recently celebrated several of the August and September birthdays with Shawn's side of the family. Shawn and I made his incredible and humongous (1/4 pounders) homemade meatballs with a homemade sauce that simmers all day long. I'll share the recipes in another post because it's another favorite. Anyway, I wanted a green side dish or appetizer besides a salad and remembered as a child my Mom making Squash Florentine for some of her dinner parties. It is an elegant dish of yellow squash hollowed out and then filled with a creamy spinach mixture, and topped with a crunchy and oh so buttery, cracker topping. The first time Shawn's Mom, Dad and his Grandmother came to dinner my Mom helped me make Squash Florentine for them. It was my first time to have dinner guests (that I really wanted to impress anyway)! Over the years I've made it off and on but somewhere along the line I began making it sans squash because my kids usually just ate the filling.