Sunday, October 14, 2007

We had a big family dinner at Greg's sister's house last night. I offered to make baked zucchini while most everyone else was at church. I got raves and was commended by the moms for making something their children would actually eat. Leave it to me to make something healthy like zucchini into something decadent and fattening.

I quartered all the zukes, there were like 15 of them. Tossed them with olive oil, garlic, minced onion, salt and pepper, dried basil (I missed the fresh basil in the garden, damnit!) and a pinch or two of red pepper. Then I arranged the zukes in their baking dishes and sprinkled liberally with grated parmesan and topped with bread crumbs.

We also had smoked pork and turkey that Greg's dad had done in his smoker and that was warming at 200 degrees, so I popped the zukes in the same oven and slow roasted for 30 minutes, then bumped the temp to 350 for another 20 and then broiled to brown the top for 5 minutes. Everyone went back for seconds.

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