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Do I have dinner here?

A neighbor gave me 4 huge tomatoes and a largish round summer squash, just trying to think of what to do with it. I can go to store too.

asked by nutcakes about 4 years ago
9 answers 1662 views
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added about 4 years ago

You could whip up a fresh sauce with the tomatoes and squash and toss in some pasta. Would probably only need salt, pepper, garlic, optional herbs and some good olive oil.

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added about 4 years ago

I'm a little pasta'd out just now. I think I have decided on a gratin because I can make it now and not have to bother with it again unless we want it just warmed. Maybe a steak on the side if someone still has a hankering...

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added about 4 years ago

I would make a simple squash pancake (eggs, a little flour, seasonings, grated squash) with the simplest dressing onsliced tomatoes, maybe with yogurt.
(Gratin sounds good!)

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added about 4 years ago

My recipe that I"ve used before calls for 1/4 c fresh thyme (wow I just used a pinch or two of dried before), this house I'm in has NO HERBS, no dried ones. Just TJ's 21 seasoning salute and lemon pepper with a grater top, which is very nice. Is one of these good enough to skip a store run? I'm having trouble making decisions today.

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added about 4 years ago

Go to the store, already! You're bound to get at least one good idea there, and maybe another on the way.

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added about 4 years ago

Or just sniff the seasoning jars, and see if it/they fit(s).

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pierino

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added about 4 years ago

Possibly a Spanish style tortilla, for which you would also need eggs, potatoes and olive oil. Chop the tomatoes, slice the the potatoes, grate or dice the zucchini and blah, blah, blah...

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added about 4 years ago

I would simply slice those tomatoes and sprinkle with salt & pepper; let that summery flavor shine through! I would grill (if anyone has been reading my posts you know that I am a grill nut during the summer!) the squash after brushing with olive oil and salt & pepper. Plain, fresh summer veggies!

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added about 4 years ago

All great ideas I will try the next donations here. I'm due for another round of zuch's and tomatoes from my Uncle and Aunt. The gratin was incredible and the Parmesan crust lovely. I used the 21 seasonings in the onions and lemon pepper on the tomatoes and zuch's. It was a bit over juicy due to the bursting tomatoes and I likely use a bit too much olive oil, but it melded together so well and the squash was still toothsome after 65 minutes of roasting. So glad I remembered this recipe from Fine Cooking.