Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday Fun

I'll be going here after 3 o"clock today. Go here to their home page or if you are on Facebook try here. Shambala Farms had delicious iced tea. Lots of great fresh fruit too. Strawberries & the donut peaches were my favorites.

Used some of the zucchini for this recipe I found on Pinterest & have made it a couple times.

Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake
(Makes 4-6 servings; recipe adapted from a recipe by Karen Niessing in PenzeysBack to School 2011 Catalog, with suggestions from my sister Pam.)

2 medium-sized zucchini, cut in slices or half-moon slices
2 medium-sized yellow squash, cut in slices or half-moon slices
2-4 T chopped fresh basil (or even less, depending on how much you like the flavor of basil)
2 T thinly sliced green onion
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
3/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 cup + 1/2 cup low-fat white cheese (I used Pizza Cheese, which is a low-fat blend of Mozzarella, Provolone, Romano, and Parmesan)
1/2 cup coarsely grated Parmesan (I would use a little less if you only have the very finely grated Parmesan from a can)
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350F/180C.  Spray an 8" x 8" baking dish with olive oil or non-stick spray.  Wash the squash and cut in slices or half-moon slices.  Wash basil, spin dry or dry with paper towels and finely chop.  Slice green onions.

Combine the sliced squash, chopped basil, sliced green onions, dried thyme, garlic powder, and both kinds of cheese and stir together until the veggies are coated with cheese and the herbs are well-distributed.  Season with salt and fresh ground black pepper.  Put the mixture in the baking dish and bake uncovered for about 25-30 minutes.

When the zucchini is nearly cooked through, take the casserole dish out of the oven and sprinkle over the remaining 1/2 cup of grated cheese.  Put the dish back in the oven and bake 10-15 minutes longer, or until the cheese is melted and nicely browned and zucchini is fully cooked.  Serve hot.

On Saturday you might want to check out the Camano Island Quilters  
Summer Yard Sale 
CIQ members, quilters, and all "fabri-holics" will be at the Odd Fellows Hall(on Camano Island) on Saturday August 25th from 10-5. You'll find fabric, books, fat quarters, notions, crafting supplies and more! 

Yes, I have been quilting. I let one get away without taking any pictures. Hoping to get some tomorrow so I can show you. Quilts are calling. Be back soon.



Pam said...

yummy that zuccinni dish looks soo good...have a good weekend!! xo

The Quiltrestorer said...

Sharon I guess I just missed you at the farmers market. We went around 4, I had to get fingerling for dinner tonight, but I think I'll be trying your zuccinni recipe