Sunday, June 14, 2009

Zucchini!

I'm being overrun by the stuff! We're getting at LEAST one per day from the garden. Today two. Right now I have 6 on my counter that I need to use.
So, I have tried my first batch of zucchini bread. Looks yummy. I'll let you know how it turns out!
But, what prompted this post is a funny "article" I found on allrecipes. First of all, let me say that apparently it is very common among gardeners of this veggie to have their hands full with them! I saw several comments as I read the reviews about people having more than they knew what do to with. This took me down memory lane a bit...
I remember our garden in Utah as a kid. I was probably about 12? I guess my parents decided to plant anything and everything they thought they could fit in? We had zucc, yellow squash, watermelon, carrots, pumpkin, canteloupe, onion, tomatoes, and who knows what else. I remember having to push leaves and vines aside with my foot before each step to make sure it was safe and clear of veggies!
My mom made zucchini bread, zucchini muffins, zucchini brownies, zucchini pancakes...and I remember her sending my sisters and I around to the neighbors delivering these things!
Anyway, here's the article that made me laugh. Enjoy!

4 comments:

J. Nalley said...

We LOVED the squash you sent over! Just sliced it and put it in a pan with a little olive oil..tasted so fresh! int- when you are sick of zucchini send it over! I didn't grow it this year becasue it didn't take off last year! So far the only clear winner in my garden is the cherry tomatoes!

Jenn said...

That's my favorite way too-a little olive oil and S&P...yum! But Emma doesn't like it (soggy). I'll bring you some tomorrow-try it toasted (broiled?) with oil, S&P, and some parm cheese!

Mihills Family Blog said...

I like to steam yellow squash and then mash it up and add velveeta cheese and a little bit of either picante sauce or hot sauce and of course, lots of salt and pepper. Russell isn't real fond of this dish, but I really like it!

Christy said...

Have you tried freezing it? My mom slices it and fills the freezer bag with water then freezes. We had some at my parents this weekend that they threw on the grill. It was yummy and not soggy! Emma and I have the same taste, I don't like it soggy:-)