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What is it about summer that makes the schedules just fill up? Joel has been super busy at work, my parents just spent a whole week with us, we celebrated Ladybug's 2nd Birthday (how can that even be?!), Joel's parents are currently driving up to see us, and then throw in a bunch of play dates, walks, playing in the park, trips to the farmers market etc, and you have a full day everyday!
I'm attempting to make dinners quick and easy here, with only the effort to throw stuff in a pan and let it cook itself. Hence, roasted veggies are awesome. Pretty much any vegetable is awesome roasted with some olive oil and garlic, and zucchini is no exception! Seasoned with a little bit of rosemary and topped with parmesan cheese, it makes a perfect and utterly simple side dish for almost any meal - meat off the grill, mac and cheese, even as a pasta topper. I used 3 large zucchini, made an absolute ton of it, and ate it on top of everything for two solid days. It is sooo good, and I know you will love it, too! :)
Roasted Zucchini (The Gingered Whisk)
2 Zucchini (give or take depending on size and how many people you are feeding)
Salt and Pepper
Garlic cloves, sliced
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Cut zucchini into large coins and then quarter.
Place the zucchini and garlic in a large ziplock bag, drizzle in enough olive oil to coat, sprinkle in some salt and pepper, a bit of crushed rosemary and squish to coat.
Turn the zucchini out onto a cookie sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the zucchini is soft and starting to turn golden in a few places.
Spoon the zucchini into a serving bowl and garnish with parmesan cheese.