or, "unintentional zucchini casserole"
zucchini au gratin from last year, albeit in larger quantity and with the addition of canned tomatoes on top instead of purely decorative slices of a fresh tomato.
However, I managed to overdo the milk and garlic, so it never quite obtained that lovely gratin texture. I wasn't pleased, until later I heard folks asking about "Who made that zucchini casserole? It's so good." Then I realized I should just not tell anyone it was supposed to be a gratin.
Moral of the story? My kitchen mistakes are better than danielle's. Also, if find out that your holiay meal isn't going as planned, maybe just keep your mouth shut and no one will notice.