Here is a pic of the pretty pretty peppers involved:
Those peppers were PEELED. Along with the tomatoes.. yes, it called for peeled TOMATOES.. that went with the peppers to make the layer of diced veggies in the bottom of the dish.
Colorfully delicious sliced eggplant, roma tomatoes, yellow squash and zucchini. Sprinkled with olive oil + thyme.
Here it is when it came out of the oven. Oh-so soft, tender veggies.. just melted in your mouth.
But wait.. it's not done yet! I just had left to mix up the vinegarette (olive oil, balsamic vinegar, + some of the first layer of diced veggies) that was poured around on the plate.