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Dear Cooks,

Hi! Below are two recipes with interesting flavor combinations and ingredients. For those of you who enjoy zucchini, the first recipe might tempt you! With Italian seasoning, fresh basil and mozzarella cheese this recipe sets the tone for a dinner of Italian delights. Pair it with your favorite meat and a crisp salad for a colorful and tasty meal. Plus, it is prepared in one pan and that makes for an easy clean up later!

If you are looking to add a bit of interest to your veggies, just add bacon! Need I say more? A bit of bacon and a touch of sweetness work wonders on a plain old bowl of carrots! Trust me!

Enjoy! Elaine


ONE PAN 

TOMATO ZUCCHINI SKILLET

1/2    Cup Bread Crumbs

2       tsp. Italian Seasoning

2       Zucchini (thinly sliced)

1       Onion (slice thin into rings)

1 1/2 tsp. Butter

1       Tomato (sliced)

1/2    tsp. Garlic Salt

1       to 2 tsp. Fresh Basil (diced, or 1/2 tsp. dried)

Salt and Pepper (to taste)

1/2    Cup Mozzarella (shredded)

In a small bowl, mix bread crumbs with Italian seasoning. Set aside.

In a skillet, melt butter on medium heat. Add zucchini and onion and saute until crisp tender. Add tomato, garlic salt, basil, salt and pepper (to taste). Lightly stir. Cover with lid and cook until tomato is tender, only a few minutes. Top with mozzarella cheese and seasoned bread crumbs. Cover again with lid and continue cooking until cheese melts.

Serves 4 to 6.


SLOW COOKER

CARROTS WITH BACON

2 lbs. Carrots (peeled, bias sliced)

3/4 Cup Shallots (minced)

1/2 Cup Chicken Broth  

1/2 tsp. Salt

1/2 Cup Apple Juice

1 Tbsp. Cornstarch

1/4 tsp. Cinnamon

4 to 6 strips Bacon (cooked crisp)

In a 3 1/2 or 4 quart slow cooker combine carrots, shallots, broth and salt. Cover and cook on high for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or on low for 5 to 6 hours. 

If using low turn heat to high. In a small bowl stir together apple juice, cornstarch and cinnamon; stir into the carrots. Cover and cook 45 minutes more or until thickened and bubbly.
Sprinkle with crumbled bacon before serving.

Serves 10.

For Easy Clean-up: Line your slow cooker with disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and toss the liner. Your slow cooker is clean.


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