Monday’s Menu – Vegetable Tian

Hello again! It is Monday and time for a recipe and the menu for the week. We are getting a nice soaking rain out there. I can count on one hand how many times it has rained this summer. I am feeling pretty thankful and so is my garden.


I love to make Vegetable Tian at the end of the summer. All the veggies in it are from my garden or straight from someone else’s. I don’t often grow potatoes because I don’t have the room yet. I have lots and lots of trees that could come down to make another garden spot but well you know, priorities and other things that need to be done prevent that from happening. Maybe next year!

Anyway, Vegetable Tian is so easy to make and so fresh and delicious. Here is how I do it.

1 good sized onion

Olive oil

2 tomatoes (the Roma’s are best but you can use any)

Zucchini and Summer Squash

1 or 2 potatoes

1/4 to 1/2 cup of Parmesan or Romano cheese shredded

Garlic powder, salt, pepper, and basil (I use fresh)

Chop the onion and saute with olive oil. Transfer to a oven safe container that is no more than 3 inches high.

Slice the remaining veggies into rounds about 1/4 inch thick

Line the baking pan with the veggies. Feel free to make designs. Just make sure the tomatoes are not all together.

Sprinkle with cheese, herbs and salt and pepper. Cover with foil or the cover of container if it has one.

Bake in a 375 degree oven for 30 minutes. Then uncover and broil for 5 or 7 minutes until cheese is bubbly. This is a great dish to serve with a main dish or use it as the main dish!

Here is the menu for the week.

Monday: Spaghetti with tomatoes, garlic, onion and shrimp (and butter. Lots of butter)

Tuesday: Chicken pieces with Vegetable Tian

Wednesday: Trout in foil on the grill with brown rice and green beans

Thursday: Taco night

Friday: Pork roast cooked in dutch oven with potatoes, onions, garlic, carrots and chard. 

Saturday: Baked Ziti with hamburger and veggies

Sunday: Family BBQ and Lobster bake (after the wood is stacked) coleslaw, deviled eggs, lobster, clams, chips and home made three berry pie.

Have a great week!






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