Tuesday, August 25, 2015

An Abundance of Zucchini

Unlike most people, I have never had much luck with growing zucchini. This year however, my plants are producing! A few days of garden neglect - and suddenly I have an abundance of massive zucchini!



Not only am I sort of overwhelmed by zucchini, but my daughter is home from college right now. She is only here a short time, and the days are going by much too quickly.  I want to spend some quality time with her, so I have decided to take a little break from blogging this week.

In the meantime, perhaps you might enjoy taking a look back at these previous posts …
A Chocolate Dessert - Party Perfect and Portable Too
Who Needs a Lawn Mower?
Swim Suits and Swim Meets  
My little blog vacation won't be for very long. There will be another post published here next Tuesday. 

Perhaps I will even have some zucchini recipes to share!


What is your favorite way to prepare zucchini?

This post may be linked to one of the great link-up parties I follow and list on my blog. Check them out!

16 comments :

  1. Sounds like a great week! Spending time with your daughter while you have a chance is terrific! I love zuchini and was just complaining because I'm the only one in the house who does. I like it grilled, put in stirfry, but my favorite are zuchini boats filled with spaghetti sauce and backed with cheese on top they are delicious! I think I have the recipe on my Pinterest board under vegetables!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was a good week Rena - now I'm trying to get caught up! Your idea for zucchini boats sounds terrific - and I have a feeling I will be trying it before long! I did make stuffed zucchini, but not quite the same way. Yum!

      Delete
  2. Enjoy your mini vacation and time with your daughter. Maybe you could just scoop out the seeds and throw it in the food processor. Freeze the grated zucchini for fall and winter baking. I usually saute most of mine with garlic and olive oil, but the lasagna made with zucchini strips instead of noodles is always good too. Of course fried zucchini is good too, but I generally don't fry at home. Turns out I really like zucchini! ;-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am definitely grating some to keep ahead of it - and made a really good bread from it with chocolate chips. I like to saute zucchini rounds with garlic and parmesan cheese - but haven't tried using it for lasagna. Great suggestion Carlee!

      Delete
  3. Zuchinni are tricky beasts. Turn you back on a tiddler for a day and a monolith will take its place.
    Enjoy your blog break - and your time with your daughter.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I just left a comment on your blog congratulating you on winning the WEP August challenge - and you just validated my compliment about your way with words with this comment. "tiddler and monolith" describe the stages of a zucchini absolutely perfectly! :)

      Delete
    2. Thank you. The blossoms, stuffed with feta or goats cheese are DELICIOUS.

      Delete
    3. Oh that sounds wonderful ... I love anything with feta or goat cheese. I will definitely try it!

      Delete
  4. Fried zucchini is my favorite! We don't have any this year since we never got around to planting our garden. Have a wonderful week with your daughter and enjoy your time off!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Have you ever fried the blossoms? I never have and probably never will, but I am curious as to how they would be!

      Delete
  5. Seeing your picture reminds me that I don't think my dad sent any extra zucchini my way this year. Maybe it wasn't a good year for it here. I use mine to make bread and love it. Have fun with your daughter!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I agree with Lana--fried. Cut into French-fry size, scrape out the seeds, roll the strips in cornbread, and deep fry. Best stuff ever.
    Looking forward to seeing Wednesday Words!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sounds amazing - thanks for the recipe directions Susan! They may show up with a nod to you, in a future post! I hope you find the Wednesday Words inspiring! They are published now :)

      Delete
  7. I remember the year I shared zucchini with the entire extended family and still took bags of the stuff to work for friends.
    Mostly these days I grate it into spaghetti sauce, add it to meatloaf or stir strips into stir fries.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was doing a lot of grating, and then discovered my mini food processor does a fantastic job! I have used it in a stirfry, and adding it to meatloaf is a great idea.

      Delete

Many thanks to everyone who leaves a comment here!