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! 


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!

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