Tuesday, September 16, 2014

What's for Dinner Wednesday- Pinterest Edition

Tonight's meal is inspired by the by mutant tomato plants that successfully hijacked my zucchini and swiss chard. What ever shall I do with the all of my over producing tomato plants?   I did what any modern, young woman as myself would do, turn to Pinterest.  For this dinner I searched "tomato" and voila, 1000's of yummy recipes popped up. I could not decide which recipe to follow so I used two, http://southernbite.com/2014/05/15/zucchini-tomato-bake/ and this http://ifoodreal.com/garlic-parmesan-zucchini-and-tomato-bake/. I went out to pick the ingredients for my dinner and I only found 1 zucchini. So, I had to get creative, still have a kale and turnips growing so I decided to add those to the bake. When I got in the house I remembered the mushrooms in the fridge that needed to be used so I added those. It took me kind of a long time to cut up all the veggies, I used the spices, cheese and garlic from the ifoodreal.com recipie and the bread crumbs from the southernbite.com recipe. I mixed the spices, veggies, and cheese together and than added them to a large baking dish. Both recipes said to spray cooking spray in the pan and I forgot, luckily nothing stuck to the pan. During the process I preheated the oven to 350. I topped the bake with the bread crumb mix and baked in the oven for about 45 minutes.

Here's what the bake turned out like. I admit, I'm no food photographer and the dish looks kinda gross based on this picture, but it was turned out so yummmmmmmmy!  *Learning experience, cook the turnips before baking because they were still rock solid. However, they were easy to pick out.

Moral of the story this recipe is a must. I think it would be super yummy with a piece of chicken cooked on the barbecue. Any veggies could be used really, but in this case I used Italian herbs so I thought it would be good to use Italian veggies. Oh I... almost forgot, I didn't even spend much money because I either had the ingredient in my pantry or grew it in my garden. Enjoy your dinner my friends.

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