Wednesday, June 17, 2009

simple summer vegetables

I love simplicity.  It usually provides the most pleasing results. Last night I was whipping up a pretty easy dinner - grilled chicken and flat bread, and decided I wanted vegetables instead of salad (we've been eating that a lot lately). This is a great recipe for you gardeners with an abundance of squash! Eat it as is, toss it with some pasta and parm, load up a baguette and broil it with some havarti or provolone - these roasted vegetables are so delicious and so easy, you're gonna love them as much as I do.  

All you need:
3 medium zucchini, thickly sliced
8 oz crimini mushrooms, sliced in half
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Toss everything together in a pie plate.  Bake at 450 degrees F for 20 minutes.  Toss gently, and return to the oven for about 10-15 minutes.  

Make it even simpler and do it in your toaster oven, like me. 

**For older babies, you can just do zucchini, blend it in the food processor, and mix it up with avocado and even a little wheat germ for a super nutritious meal!


ChristineM said...

Yum! I always forget about adding mushrooms to veggies...and guess what I happen to have on hand right now? ;) I think I'll add this to the menu tonight! Thanks!

5thsister said...

my kind of veggie dish! yummy!

ChristineM said...

OK, I DID make this tonight and it was delicious! Since we were grilling, I put it in an aluminim pie plate, wrapped in foil and popped on the grill. Thanks! :)

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