Friday, September 2, 2011

Summer Squash Craving...


Every once in a while I get a craving for something.  Summer squash with fresh tomatoes has been my latest. I found this really quick way to make it and it tastes delicious. I like to serve it with wild rice and mushrooms and fresh tomato slices. Makes a delicious meal.

Summer Squash

2 to 4 summer squash
1/8th to 1/4th cup extra virgin olive oil/I think less is more here
a couple cloves of garlic/you can leave these whole, or minced up. I like them minced.
salt to taste
ground pepper to taste
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon each of basil, thyme, and oregano

Trim off ends of squash and slice into 1/4 inch or smaller slices.
Get out a large/gallon size zip lock bag. Place all the ingredients into bag. Coat the squash well with oil and spices.
Place contents of bag into a shallow baking dish.
Place in preheated 425 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes. After the first 10 minutes check squash. Make sure it is not burning, I stir it up a bit. Then cook for another five minutes. I then check every two minutes or so till done. In ovens that run hot I have had to use a tin foil tent after about 8 minutes.
Serve with rice and tomatoes.
Sometimes I sprinkle with Parmesan cheese the last couple of minutes if I am feeling fancy. It is delicious either way. Enjoy! 

5 comments:

Carlene Taylor Simmons said...

Sounds so good!

momdrinkstea said...

Hi there! Love your pics...Posted SUMMER SQUASH recipes on my blog this week, too...check 'em out!

http://stackedstonefarm.blogspot.com/2011/08/recipe-wednesday-smash-that-stash-of.html

Happy END-OF-SUMMER!
Can't wait for fall! :)

-Liz, momdrinkstea, at
Stacked Stone Farm

Susan said...

Now that looks really really good! Gotta try that! I love your blog!

Ann said...

oh my...I need to run to the market now!! this looks so wonderful!!

Sharon said...

Oh yum. I love your recipes. This is a must try. MMMMMMMMMMMM oh yes Thanks, Sharon