Thursday, August 23, 2012

Squash in Squash on a Funny Plate

I have a million zucchinis (shhhh, I looked it up and the plural of zucchini can be either zucchini or zucchinis) in the garden, so I made a big batch of ratatouille. It freezes nicely too.

Why not stuff the extra zucchini with the ratatouille? Squash in squash.
Everyone loves stuffed vegetables.

You can also stuff the zucchini with sausage, parmesan and breadcrumbs, or for a nice healthy twist, stuff them with leftover quinoa salad. (click here for another recipe).

Just spoon out the zucchini guts. Sprinkle the insides with kosher salt and let sit a few minutes. Turn the zucchini boats upside down to drain out some of the moisture.
Spoon in whatever leftovers you have and sprinkle w/ breadcrumbs and grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.

Drizzle a little olive oil over the zukes and bake in a 375F oven for about 40 minutes until bubbling.

Serve on a funny melamine plate you found in your closet, that you made when you were 7 years old in art class.


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mil said...


LOVE THE PLATE!!! See, you were a budding artist then and look what happened... works of art created every day.

Susan..... said...

Better than those awful hands made out of plaster ashtrays we made.
Never made a ratatouille, this looks really good. Maybe it's time. Great inspiration Stacey, thx. Think it would be too weird if it showed up on the dinner table in a plaster hand?

Have a great day!!

Stacey Snacks said...

I love the plaster hand idea! Do it!


Anonymous said...

Another zucchini note...FOOD52 posted Julia Child's TIAN DE COURGETTES AU RIZ in honor of the grande dame's 100th b-day. I made it yesterday, a fussy recipe, but it turned out very well. All about the zucchini, fresh, sweet & wholesome, no gloppy dairy mess like so many of these vegetable casseroles. Eating light is right - it IS still bikini season!

Joanne said...

Squash in squash. I like the sound of that!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Look at you, you're still an artist today, only now your canvas is food! Lets see, You were 7 in 1972 and I was probably going to Led Zeppelin concerts! lol

Lisa Nickerson said...

Was that in Mrs. Stein's art class? I can't quite remember when you arrived in my life...