Colorful Squash and Tomato Gratin
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 shallots, chopped
1 T. basil
½ t kosher salt
¼ t black pepper
2 yellow squash, thinly sliced
2 zucchini, thinly sliced
3 tomatoes, thinly sliced
2 T grated Parmesan cheese
Olive oil for drizzling
Preheat oven to 400 and lightly oil 8-inch dish. Then evenly spread garlic, shallots, and basil in bottom of dish. Add salt and pepper. Next add yellow squash, zucchini, and tomatoes in upright position alternating each until pan is full (you will have rows of veggies). Sprinkle top with cheese and breadcrumbs, then drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 20-25 minutes until veggies are tender. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
This is a beautiful dish that my Mom gave me from The Food Channel. So, like many dishes or ideas she gives me, I thanked her and enjoyed it and promised to make it soon. Also, like many of her ideas I “tweaked” it a little. I find this works better than trying to rework or criticize her creations in front of her. (My mom wishes my brother and sister would learn that trick; things would be much more peaceful!)
First of all, I’m not spending this much prep time on a side dish; after all it is not dessert and I don’t always have “shallots” hanging around! The” tweaked” version is this…
After cutting squash and tomatoes, place in dish (I just threw all of mine in--no stacking required!) then just top with other ingredients. I substituted garlic salt for garlic, skipped the shallots, and also added our favorite Cavender’s! This dish was delicious, mom’s was prettier but mine tasted great!!
All of this started me thinking about God’s plan for my life. I often like to “tweak” His directions so that they coincide with what I think I should do or fit in with my busy schedule. His ways might take a little longer and have a few more steps. Every day is an opportunity to follow hard after Christ and strive to be led by the Spirit; not to be the leader or the “tweaker”. “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are My ways your ways.”(Isaiah 55:8) Funny, the Israelites also thought they knew what God was thinking and planning.
Blessings and still learning
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