Yes, that is how I feel. Its that time of year again when everyone locks their cars at church so they don't end up with any "charitable" contributions of zucchini left in them. I have already been inundated with "altrustic" offerings of bountiful zuccihini from family and neighbors. But I have to put my foot down and say "no"! I have enough, thank you. Already we have had zuccihini 4 ways this week alone. Don't get me wrong- I love zucchini, but my garden provides me with sufficient for my needs. But I did want to share the ways we have enjoyed it this week. It is the season for putting zucchini into any and everything- sometimes the zucchini is out in the open revealing its true self and sometimes it has gone incognito. First- out in the open- Easy enough- I put it in a salad today with dinner and last night I made a really good pasta with it. I found the recipe on Pioneer Woman Cooks- I just added her link on the right. All her recipes are amazing- although I did alter it a little because I don't drink wine and I didn't have any arrowroot. If you really are interested in how I changed it - let me know, because otherwise I won't go into the boring details for those who don't enjoy cooking. Although I suppose if you don't enjoy cooking- you probably wouldn't bother to take the time to read a whole post on zucchini! Either way here is a picture I took of my lovely zucchini pasta dish.
Now the incognito ways- (for my sister- "incognito" means in disguise-:). First I grate up the zucchini like this:
Then I sprinkle it into any dish that can handle its stealthiness. For us this week it was a scrambled egg dish and spaghetti. My minions were never the wiser, but unfortunately I still have 2 zucchini sitting on my counter. So if you come to my house be warned- you will probably be offered a zucchini- but of course only out of the goodness of my heart!
Wow- did I really just do a whole post on zucchini. Man it must be a slow Sunday! But if you do have any good ideas for eating zucchini- let me know. And don't be sayin' zucchini bread. I know that one already!