Thursday, August 16, 2007

10 Ways to Leave your... Zucchini

We have a bumper crop this year. I have about four cups of grated zucchini in the fridge waiting to be turned into cake or bread or some other sort of goodie. I nearly turned away La Petite's boyfriend Saturday when he walked up the driveway carrying two large zucchini and a couple of banana peppers. So here we go: a few ways, some real and some not, to get rid of the excess. Feel free to suggest more! I have at least three growing in the garden jungle even as we speak.

10. Give them away to neighbors and friends.

9. Give them to relatives.

8. Place a few on the neighbor's front porch, then ring the doorbell and run away.

7. Grate a little into spaghetti sauce. Stew. Soup.

6. Go to the farmer's market and sneak yours onto the vendors' tables when they're not looking.

5. Grate some for the freezer. You'll love it in January.

4. Feed some to the rabbits, wild or pet.

3. Convince the neighborhood kids to use a big one as a baseball bat.

2. When someone tries to give you a zucchini, insist they take two tomatoes in trade.

1. Offer a zucchini "free with purchase" at your rummage sale.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

hehe I miss having neighbors with gardens~!

8/16/2007 9:01 AM  
Blogger Beth @ The Natural Mommy said...

Haha, too funny!

Thanks for stopping by my blog - got any "What I Believe" posts you want to put up on Monday?

8/16/2007 9:40 AM  
Blogger Misty DawnS said...

My sister-in-law is having these issues with tomatoes! Last year, we did the "free with purchase" at a garage sale with crooked-neck squash! By the way - my husband can't get enough of the banana bread - thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

8/16/2007 11:21 AM  
Blogger Maureen Fitzgerald said...

It kills me - I'm actually BUYING zucchini at the farmer's market b/c we don't know anyone who is growing it this year. Luckily my parents planted tomatoes, so we are reaping the benefits of overabundence!

8/16/2007 1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I take and grate the Zucchini

take several slices of bread soake them in milk drain and smash the milk out

add to the zucchini
add old bay seasoning to taste chop alittle onion into it
add 1 egg

make into a ball or into a baking dish it makes a great mock crab cake or crab bake always a hit in this see I freeze the grated Zucchini and use all winter

8/16/2007 8:52 PM  
Blogger Believer in Balance said...

We love making "zucchini packets." Slice the zucchini, put it in foil with butter, salt, pepper and a tablespoon of water, and put them on the grill. The more cooked they are the better!

8/16/2007 10:36 PM  

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