Cooking and Baking

Zucchini side dish suggestions?

So I'm making supper for three ravenous mid-20s boys on Thursday. I'm going to make my nonna's recipe for arancine (deep fried, meat filled risotto balls) and to start I'm going to make the most recent Sunday Brunch watermelon, arugula and feta salad (which I'm now addicted to, by the way). I want another vegetable side, and I was thinking zucchini, since my dad's are just ready to pick this week.

Does anyone have any suggestions for a relatively light zucchini side dish that would compliment a heavy fried rice ball? I remember having a sort of zucchini tomato gratin at a friend's aunt's house a few years ago (sans beschamel, if that's still a gratin,) It was basically thin sliced zucchini, tomatoes, parmesan cheese, herbs, etc. I could improvise, but I'm not really sure how to go about it, and if anyone had any recipes or other suggestions that would be great.

I'm also making either a banana rum cream pie or chocolate molten cakes, and if I get REALLY ambitious, I'll whip up some of Martha's Mac N' Cheese (always a crowd pleaser!)

Thanks in advance for suggestions!


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