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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Zucchini Tian


Dad had a check-up with his cardiologist yesterday. MR, SO, and I came along. It was really quick. We had an appointment at 11:00AM and by 11:30AM, we were out of the office. The doctor and we agreed that Dad would go in the hospital from July 17 to 19 for a quick heart intervention. Everything is alright, according to the cardiologist. Because they said that today was the only sunny day of the week, we decided to go downtown. The summer sales started today and I was itching to go shopping a little. I love sales in France, or Les Soldes. We're not talking about 10% or 20% off; it's more like 50% to 70% off! I bought a Longchamp bag half-off, as well as my favorite lip gloss for almost nothing! I also found a beautiful silk scarf for DO, which I will gift her for her coming birthday. It was a very good day. We were shopping at Gallerie Lafayette and we discovered that there was a restaurant on the top floor. A cafeteria-type, but classier, with good food. If only I didn't leave my camera back at home, I could have blogged about it! Instead, I will write about the meal I prepared for our dinner today. I don't usually cook meat for dinner, but I had pork chops thawed for lunch and I couldn't put them back in. With the pork chops, I decided to make a Zucchini Tian. A simple dish of baked zucchini and tomatoes, but which wowed me by its presentation. This is something I would totally make with company over.



In a pan, heat a tablespoon of olive oil. Saute 1 sliced onion and 2 diced garlic until the onion becomes translucent. Prepare your baking dish (round, square, rectangle....). Brush all over with olive oil and transfer the sauteed onion and garlic.



Next, slice your vegetables - zucchini and tomatoes. Transfer to the baking dish, on top of the onion and garlic. Sprinkle with dried thyme, salt, black pepper, and a dash of olive oil.



Cover the dish with aluminum foil. and bake in a 190 degrees Celsius oven for 30 minutes.



Remove from the oven and uncover. Sprinkle with grated cheese and bake again uncovered for 20 minutes.



Remove from the oven. Serve hot and enjoy!



Dinner is served: Zucchini Tian and Pan-Fried Pork Chop

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