** You can substitute 1 fresh clove of garlic, minced, or 1/8 t of *** Wash and trim the mushrooms and then slice them. **** Thinly slice the zucchini. There should be about 4 cups of the ***** Cut each tomato into 8 wedges.
Prepare the basic meatballs and set aside. Melt the margarine in a large skillet. Add the garlic, thyme leaves, mushrooms, and zucchini; cook over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the cooked meatballs; cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with the salt and cheese. Add the tomato wedges, cover and heat for 2 to 3 minutes.