Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Recipe of the Week: Stuffed Zucchini with Tomatoesn and Mozzarella

I saw this recipe in one of my latest magazines and thought it looked yummy. My husband, Jake really doesn't like zucchini but loves tomatoes, so I thought maybe he would like this recipe. While that was a great plan, I ended up making it at a friend's house who asked me over for dinner.

Stuffed Zucchini with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brush a rimmed baking sheet with olive oil. Halve 2 medium zucchini length-wise and scrape out seeds. Place cut side up, on sheet and season with coarse salt and ground pepper. In a small bowl, combine 2 plum tomatoes, halved, seeded, and diced small, and 1/4 teaspoon each chopped fresh oregano leaves and white vinegar; season with salt and pepper. Top zucchini with tomato mixture. Bake until zucchini is tender, about 2o minutes.

2. Heat broiler, with rack in top position. Top zucchini with 5 ounces
fresh mozzarella, torn into 1-inch pieces. Broil until cheese is brown and bubbling, 1 to 2 minutes; serve immediately.

Recipe found in July/August 2011 edition of Everyday Food magazine.

From my experience: This recipe was super easy to make. I sprayed the baking sheet with nonstick spray instead of using olive oil, then I used dried oregano and shredded mozzarella. I had most of the ingredients on hand, so I only had to buy the tomatoes and zucchini to complete this recipe. I think Jake might be able to tolerate zucchini if I made it this way. Enjoy!


Little girls are so cute in pigtails, and I couldn't wait to do Sloane's hair in them when it got long enough. She had two of these red bows which matched her onsie, so it was perfect. I must say, she looked precious!

She is saying, "I know I am cute, but please don't take anymore pictures of me".

Colorado 2011

In the middle of June, our family went to Colorado again with my parents and a group of friends. A group including us made the drive through the night so Sloane could sleep, while others trickled in by plane. We were there a full week, and of course had loads of fun. We experienced Father's Day, my 30th birthday, and snow. Below are pictures of our snow day. To see the full spread of our Colorado pictures click here.

This was our view when we woke up. In Austin, it was 100 degrees. We were so glad to be in cool Colorado!

Sloane and Daddy

Sloane and Mommy

Sloane eating snow, she loved it!

Family pic