It has happened!
It has happened!
Going on about 3 1/2 minutes now...
THE SUN IS OUT!! THE SKY IS BLUE!
Holly Bear and I were out jogging in deep cloud cover and oppressive humidity this morning. Just before we left TBHITW said, "Looks like rain".. and I said, "What else is new?"
45 minutes (yes! 45 minutes!!!) later towards the end of our run, I looked up and OMG: Blue Sky - Sunshine!
I turned the corner of the lane to our home, raced into the backyard and look what else happened:
Isn't it amazing how a little sunshine can brighten everything??
Roasted Vegetables with Tomatoes and Balsamic Dressing:
1 Yellow Squash
Or just one type or a combination of whatever you like, in the quantity you need.
Fresh herbs of choice, chopped fine (I use thyme, rosemary, parsley, basil) but use whatever you like and whatever you have - if you use basil, sprinkle on when finished roasting, not in the oven.
2 garlic cloves, slivered
1 ripe plum tomato, seeded and diced
Salt and Pepper
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Peel and slice, the long way, the squashes (about 1/2 inch thick)
Drizzle a rimmed cookie sheet with olive oil. Place the squash slices in single layer on sheet. Use two sheets if necessary. Drizzle with more olive oil (don't drown them, just a drizzle over the tops)
Sprinkle with salt and pepper, garlic slices and fresh herbs, reserving 1 tablespoon herbs.
Place in hot oven for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes turn with spatula and drizzle with more oil if needed. Roast for 10 more minutes.
While the veggies are roasting, dice the tomato. Toss in the rest of the herbs and stir in balsamic vinegar.
Remove veggies from oven. Place on platter, spoon tomato mixture over and serve hot or at room temperature.
Lovely with simple grilled chicken or fish.