Yes, this is another post about zucchini. There are a lot of them in the Victory Garden. And they remind me of The Zucchini Song from a 1981 Tim Curry SNL skit…
Ooooh! What a beauty, I’ve never seen one as big as that before,
Oh Oh! What a beauty, it must be two foot long or even more.
And it’s such a lovely color, so big, and round, and fat,
I’ve never seen a zucchini grow quite as big as that,
Oh Oh! What a beauty, I’ve never seen one as big as that before.
But this post is really about food, so let’s take a look at what we’ve come up with…
First up, Zucchini Lasagna a la skinnytaste.com. Now, my mother insists this is actually Zucchini Parmesan, but I keep telling her it’s not. You’ll see actual Zucchini Parmesan later in this post. I only have one picture, pre-cooked. It turned out OK, but not amazing. Too liquidy. I have to figure out a way to avoid that. I should have followed the instructions like the recipe said, but Mom kept insisting I only had to microwave the zucchini for a few minutes to cook the water out. I should have grilled it like the recipe says, but I was lazy.
Next up, a Cajun Zucchini and Squash Mash Up. I don’t remember where I got the recipe from, but it consisted of fresh zucchini, yellow squash, pepper, tomato, onion and mushrooms. Also, fresh basil, Lea & Perrins and Cajun seasoning. Perhaps a touch too spicy for some tastes, but good for clearing the sinuses. Here are some pictures:
These Baked Zucchini Chips from Vittles and Bits might have actually worked if I had given them more attention. I was really excited to try them, but had to leave the house before they were finished, and then they got stuck in the fridge where they ended up ruined.
Now, on to the Zucchini Parmesan. I wanted something relatively simple, that didn’t include a TON of cheese and layers upon layers of sauce and mozz. I found this recipe at Food.com, and gave it a shot. Pop was pleased, and had seconds, and I believe thirds, which generally means he really liked it. Enjoy!
In the next post we’ll visit my obsession with pancakes……….