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zucchini taking over

July 14th, 2009 at 02:59 pm

One of my goals this year was to grow 100 lbs of food in my garden. So far, I am up to about 13 pounds. As you probably guessed, mot of it is zucchini so far, although I did pull 1.5 pounds of beets yesterday.

I have tried everything in the book to get rid of those zucchinis. I made bread, then shredded most of it and froze it in 2 cup bags (for more bread...). Last night, I made a casserole. It wasn't bad, but hubby was like "is this another clever way to hide zucchini?" Um... yes.

10 Responses to “zucchini taking over”

  1. simpleyme Says:

    I did something unthinkable last week.... I BOUGHT zucchini LOL 4 for a dollar at the veggie stand down the road from my house,then wouldn't you know it my husbands boss brought us an armful the next day ;-)

  2. miz pat Says:

    I remember a time when I could walk down the street in Michigan and have complete strangers force me to take bags of zuchini.

    I wonder if it can be canned?

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    You could puree it and add it to soups and spaghetti sauce for more thickness and nutrition.

  4. debtfreeme Says:

    CAn you donate it to any food/shelters?

    set up a basket on your lawn: Free to a good home!

  5. whitestripe Says:

    a guy that owns a cafe near my work always has a basket of oranges and mandarins 'free from andy's house' on the counter.

    DF's sisters partner had the same problem with zucchinis, they get sick of them too. but it IS good to take advantage of it. it is practically free food anyway.

    hmmm zucchini recipes! other than the obvious (grill them, stirfry them) you can grate them and add them to bolognaise sauces - you don't really notice it and it bulks it up.

  6. baselle Says:

    And make sure you eat them when they are still small - don't wait until they get grocery store size.

  7. nanda603 Says:

    I once heard that it's easy to pick out the people who don't have any friends; they are the ones buying zucchini. Everyone else grows it or is given it.

    Seriously, add grated zucchini and or carrots to your meatloaf or meatballs. My husband told me never to feed him zucchini but when I put it in meatballs he loves it.

  8. lizajane Says:

    It's delicious fried. Dip in egg, then in a flour, salt, pepper or whatever seasonings you like and fry until browned on both sides. Naturally, this totally ruins any healthy benefits it might offer, but man is it good!

  9. whitestripe Says:

    i buy zucchini Frown

  10. thriftorama Says:

    I have been turning it into bread, casseroles, and even roasting it and using it as a side dish. I have already grated and frozen at least 20 cups of it, to either be made to bread or added to sauces, etc. in fall and winter. I am happy for the bounty, but boy is it a lot of work keeping up with it.

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