This is one of those recipes, that isnt really a recipe as much as the fact we had grown tomatoes and yellow courgettes this h=year in our garden and wanted to use them up before we went on holiday. So we experimented and it turned out amazingly well.
I want my boys to enjoy their time in the kitchen. To realise that not every recipe has to be from a book and that sometimes you can experiment and produce wonderful food from very few, great quality ingredients and that is what happened this week.
I am a huge fan of growing vegetables with my children. We do not grow a lot, but we try and grow something different and this year we planted yellow courgettes. We were not hopeful for them or the tomatoes as we had a few late frosts, but eventually they came good and we had a small late harvest, The boys have eaten a lot of the tomatoes of the plants, but the last ones had pretty thick skins, so although delicious, I knew we would need to cook them.
We set to slicing the courgettes in to slices and placed them into a baking dish, along with the small tomatoes whole. The boys then chopped the larger tomatoes in half and placed them in the bowl too. We then added a glug (which I assured the boys was the technical term) of olive oil and added some seasoning. As my boys like some spice, we added a three of our home cooked chillies (whole) some paprika and garlic salt, before adding them to the oven and roasted at 180 degrees for 40 minutes.
Once cooked and cooked for ten minutes we served our tomato and courgettes on toasted bread.
This was a huge success, not only did the boys love it, but it allowed them to work using the freshest ingredients and without a prescriptive recipe. They discussed what seasonings to use, how much to add and how long to cook it.
Now I would show you a picture, but the boys ate it before I could get the camera out. So I will add one once we are back off holiday!
See our other A-Z of cooking with kids series here
- A is for Apple muffins
- B is for Banana and chocolate chip muffins
- C is for Carrot cake
- D is for Dough – Pizza recipe
- E is for Eggy bread or french toast
- F is for Flour and M&M cookies
- G is for Grape and yogurt bites
- H is for grilled haloumi and honey mustard salad
- I is for Italian – spaghetti bolognese
- J is for Jam tarts
- K is for Kiwi smoothie
- L is for Lemon Madeira cake
- M is for Mushroom Mini Pizza Bites
- N is for Nuts, Pistachio ice cream
- O is for Olive damper bread on a stick
- P is for Peppers – Chicken fajitas
- Q is for Quinoa – Apple cinnamon cake
- R is for Rice – Nasi Goreng
- S is for Spaghetti – Hairy Hotdogs
This looks so delicious! the colour of tomatoes and the courgettes along with the red peppers make it look so divine,I’m a food lover and i cant wait to try and recreate this dish!
The photos look amazing, even if you didn’t get to take one of the finished product 🙂 I wish I could grow anything in my garden, or get my boys to join me in the kitchen… But I guess it’s a bit hopeless now. Anyway, I am so happy for you that you can 🙂
Ohh this sounds nice, I wonder if my other half would eat it.. Hmm
This looks so tasty and I think even for my fussy family (mainly my husband) this could be a winner!
Have a lovely time away, Jen, your boys are surely going to know what good food is since they can make such lovely things themselves from such a young age!xx
I am a big fan of growing vegetables with the kids and cooking together with those veggies, too! Looks good!
Never thought of adding courgette to brushetta -looks delicious
That sounds lovely and so easy. Really must do this with the kids 🙂
This looks yummy – I’d love to grow vegetables with the children, but manage to kill off everything I touch! Kaz x
The wife has a tomato plant every year and this year we had enough to last for a few years ha!