This Summer Squash and Zucchini Galette is easy to make, and even easier to eat.
But, do you ever make easy things so much harder than they need to be? It’s a problem I have.
Maybe it’s because I have so many things to do and to deal with that are actually difficult that I sometimes confuse easy with hard. Like the vacuum. It sat in the middle of the hallway for three days. A narrow hallway + a big vacuum. I had to shimmy past it sideways to get to the bathroom and the bedrooms. I stubbed my toe on it more than once. It annoyed me every single time I squeezed by it, stepped over it, ran into it.
Last night, one of the kids woke up crying. When I stumbled out into the dark hallway to assess the problem, I got my foot tangled in the vacuum cord and almost fell down. I was mad, and middle of the night mad is worse than normal mad. I wanted to terminate the vacuum cleaner and its nefarious cord. I cursed the universe for tormenting me this way. Walking around in my own house shouldn’t be this hard.
Except that’s the thing. It isn’t actually hard. It was just easy in disguise again.
This morning, I put the vacuum away. It took less than a minute. Suddenly the hallway I’d had such difficulty navigating for three days was wide open space. I’d shaved at least 10 seconds off my daily hallway journey, relieved all ten of my stubbed toes, and knocked a pretty big chip off my shoulder too, in less than a minute. Look at me now, walking down the hallway like it ain’t no thang.
Why, Why, WHY do I it?
It’s not even a legitimate problem, like some sort of depth perception disorder, which would be a less embarrassing reason for why I see imaginary stumbling blocks around every corner. Then I might plunge off curbs and such, but it would make a little more sense. Instead, I’m just the sort of person who would hold a grudge against a vacuum cleaner. For three days.
It seriously took me three days to realize how much easier my life would be if I just put the gol’darn thing away. Some the wiser? Not today.
But even after a rough night with my household appliances, lunch today was easy . . . easier than pie. I love galettes because they are as tasty as a pie without all the fuss. Soon I will have berries for this Raspberry Galette; in the meantime, we have decided that a cheesy galette is the best possible way to enjoy summer squash and zucchini.
This Summer Squash and Zucchini Galette is the perfect way to use up some of the garden’s end of summer bounty. And, it’s actually pretty easy, I promise.