After a long day at work and running errands on the way home, my cooking creativity is usually pretty limited. Recently, that has changed. To quote my husband, “Man we’re eatin’ good now!” I now have a place where I can quickly find ideas to solve the dreaded “What’s for dinner question” Thanks Pinterest Pinners!
I REALLY like when the photos that are pinned on Pinterest have a description of what it is written in the photo itself. (I really need to do that with my photos huh?) It makes it so much easier to tell if it would be something worth pinning. Like this one…
The picture says it all and don’t they look delicious? The Budget Savvy Diva hit it out of the park with this one. There aren’t many things that make me want to write “OMG” but this is one of those occasions. OMG! These were yummy and easy, just what I needed.
Thankfully, the recipe called for things I happened to have on hand. I also had some yellow squash so I gave it a try with those too.
Zucchini/ yellow squash
The zucchini are cut in half length wise then width wise to get 4 pieces out of each one. Each piece is brushed with olive oil, sprinkled with the garlic powder salt & pepper and topped off with cheese. Pop them in a 400 degree oven for 15min. To brown the cheese a bit more, I put the oven to broil for the last minute or so. (These were very tender so, if you like your squash more crisp you might want to shorten the time in the oven by a couple of minutes.)
While I was putting these together in the kitchen, my husband grilled up some steaks and it made for a perfect combo. In 30 minutes, after an extra busy day, we had a dinner done that didn’t include anything out of a box. I feel like that’s worthy of some sort of award or something. I keep on checking the mail but the award never comes. Hmph!
TIP: Try not to make more than you can eat in one meal. I had a few pieces left over and heated them up for lunch at work the next day. They were nowhere near as good as the night before. They got squishy and just didn’t taste as good.
It’s pretty cool how simple change in a side dish can make a ho-hum dinner not so ho-hum. With summer just around the corner, I can see us heading down to the farmers market for fresh locally grown squash, YUM! This recipe will definitely become part of our dinner side dish rotation.
This is so good, it’s worthy of a 4 pin rating….
Have you found any 4 pin worthy recipes lately that can help us out with our dinner dilemmas? Click on the red “comments” below and share a link with us. Thanks!