This a twist on the usual recipes. A savory side that goes with everything or as a main dish for vegetarians.

2 medium zukes sliced 1/4″ thick

1/2 cup sweet corn – frozen or fresh cut off the cob

2 tablespoons EVOO

3/4 cup roasted Red Bell Pepper – I buy already roasted in a jar to speed up time. chopped

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon fresh minced basil, sage and parsley

5 cups cubed Asiago Bread

1 cup shredded Swiss cheese

1/2 cup toasted pecans

6 eggs

1 tablespoon Black Dog Belly Rub

2-1/4 cups 1/2 and 1/2

Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Spray 9″ x 13″ rectangle or oval glass baking dish. In a large frying pan (your biggest) saute zukes, corn in heated oil for a couple minutes. Add roasted red peppers. garlic, herbs, and stir for a few more minutes. Add bread cubes and stir. Put half of this bread mixture in the baking dish and sprinkle with 1/2 of the cheese. Then put remaining mixture over the cheese layer and sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Sprinkle with toasted pecans.  In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, 1/2 & 1/2, and Black Dog. Pour over bread mixture. Bake uncovered for 35 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. Check bread pudding after 20 minutes to see how its coming. If the top is browning too fast cover with aluminum foil for the remaining time.

Fabulous, savory side or entree'.

Fabulous, savory side or entree’.