Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Zucchini & Squash

We are on a zucchini and squash kick.  It's just so summer-like.
Tonight we couldn't decide what would be the better way to cook the vegetables.  Foil pack on the grill?  Sauteed on the stove? 
What's the best way to decide?


pre-cooked vegetables

Breeze headed out to the grill.  I headed to the couch to relax until there were only 10 minutes left for the food on the grill, then to the kitchen.

The recipes were similar, but I kept mine a secret until dinner was served.  Mine had to be just a little bit different than his...

Breeze's Method:
He put the zucchini and squash slices along with about a tablespoon of olive oil and a generous amount of salt and pepper.  He sees nothing wrong with excess amounts of ingredients.  He then placed the veggies on the grill at the same time as the hamburgers and flipped them a couple of times. 

Jenni's Method:
First, I put a couple of teaspoons of oil in a skillet and let it get hot.  Second, I placed the zucchini and squash slices in the skillet with salt, pepper, and a large pinch of red pepper flakes.  Third, I sauteed the vegetables on the stove top for about 10 minutes until they were cooked but not too soft.  While the veggies were still hot, I sprinkled some Parmesan cheese on top. 

post-cooked vegetables.  don't they both look good?!

The Results:
A tie?  They were both very good.  Breeze's had a bit much oil and mine could've used a little more seasoning.  If you had to nit-pick. 

Vegetables together.  Like bffs. 

As my mother would say, they were just a little different but real vegetables.  Wouldn't you say that, mom?  :)

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