Under the theory that everything is better with buttery bread crumbs and grated gruyere, Ina brings us these two recipes from Make It Ahead.
First, these Coquilles St. Jacques, which is a fancy way of saying Delectable Scallops in Amazing Sauce. This is a half batch, minus the curry, and plopped in a pyrex dish instead of individual gratin dishes.
And then, stuffed zucchini, with fresh bread crumbs instead of bread cubes.
Both were a little bit labor-and-dishes-intensive, but so, so worth it.