jeudi, janvier 21, 2010

Baked Zucchinis

Baked Zucchinis

I had a busy morning. First we had a Middle Years coffee morning at CH's house. It was lovely as usual, with home-made bread to go with the tea. Then I had to leave early and return to the school to accompany the Grade 2 kids to the Post Office. Baby Girl sent a 4-line letter to her grandparents in Singapore. When I was younger, I always made sure that I totally filled up my letter paper so as to make it worth my stamp. But she doesn't seem to have the same preoccupations. Anyway, they learnt about communication and also about time. We have to note down how much time it'll take for her letter to reach Singapore. Then my parents will have to send her a letter too.

Coming home, I didn't feel like eating any meat since we would be having a juicy steak for dinner this evening. I made myself some Baked Zucchinis for lunch.

Baked Zucchini (for one) :

1 big fat Zucchini (halved)
Olive Oil
1 Garlic clove (chopped)
3 plum or cherry Tomatoes
Parmesan cheese
Mozzarella cheese
Cheddar cheese
Emmenthal cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste

Dig out the flesh from each half of the zucchini, cube them and set aside.

Boil a pot of water and when it's hot, gently lower the zucchini halves into the water. Blanch for 5 minutes. Remove and place in a baking tray. At the same time, also add the tomatoes in to blanch them quickly so as to make it easy to remove their skins. Remove and cube them.

Fry the chopped garlic in some olive oil till fragrant. Add the cubed zucchini flesh. Followed by the tomatoes. Add salt, pepper, herbs (if desired) to taste. Off the fire, stir in some grated parmesan cheese (use less salt in this case). Scoop into the empty zucchini halves.

Use whatever cheeses you fancy. I added cubed cheddar and grated emmenthal. Normally I would also use mozzarella for the wonderful melted cheese effect, but I am going to make a new batch for dinner and didn't want to open a new packet just for lunch.

Bake in a hot oven for 15 minutes.

3 commentaires:

Anonyme a dit…

I thought Italian Post was not reliable, remembered reading somewhere on your blog. So will the letter actually reach Spore?

SIG a dit…

That is so fun. What a lovely experience for the kids. I wish they'd do it here. Maybe could bring it up to teacher but it'll most likely be something done as a homework????

Beau Lotus a dit…

Anon, to be fair, letters are often late in arriving or going off, but thus far I've only lost a couple of parcels (including boxes that arrive empty) and letters.

SIG, that was part of the PYP programme where they do alot of hands-on and fun learning. Homework is almost non-existent.