This side dish was wonderful. The addition of a splash of red wine vinegar at the end made it pop.
3 thick hickory-smoked bacon slices
1 cup chopped sweet onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
1 bay leaf
4 cups sliced zucchini
4 cups sliced yellow
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Garnish: bay leaf

Sauté bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat 8 minutes or until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 2 Tbsp. drippings in skillet. Sauté onion and next 4 ingredients in hot drippings 4 minutes or until onion is tender. Add zucchini and yellow squash; cook, stirring often, 10 -15 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, and cook, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in butter and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste and top with crumbled bacon.

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