Sunday, July 19, 2009

Are you playing this game at your house too?

It's that time of year again. Thanks to another bumper crop of squash, each evening at dinner we play the game "Where's the hidden zucchini?" Although I've tried to keep up with picking them before they become mammoth, as seen in this post, I'm slipping it in wherever I can just to use it up.

Yesterday I made this for dessert, and as of yet, Matt hasn't shown any suspicion as to its contents (guess he'll find out when he reads this heh heh). Not that any of us dislike it, but there's only so many ways you can cook it up as a side dish for every meal, you know? The recipe says zucchini bars so I expected it to be like bar cookies, but it's more like a cake. If you put the batter in a jelly roll pan maybe they'd be more like bars. The secret is to peel the zucchini so there aren't little flecks of green. I cut the oil in half and added more zucchini for moisture. And I added lots more lemon because I love it! I zested a whole large lemon and used all of its juice. It's yummy, especially since I added a 1/2 package of white chocolate chips I found in the pantry. What's your favorite zucchini (in plain sight or strategically hidden) recipe? I'd love to know.

4 comments:

Rachel said...

No! Not yet, anyway. We planted our garden late on account of so much snow so late in the season. And I planted a bunch of zucchini seeds, and get this - only two plants grew and one of them nearly got done in by the slugs early on! I always thought zucchini was invincible. Maybe next year our garden will be half as impressive as yours! :)

iamwoman said...

your garden always amazes me! and I love love love zucchini bread. too bad I'm not there to make you bake me some;) because you know i would do that. stand there and order you to the kitchen.

Jas and Kim said...

We have SO much zucchini that it's literally coming out our ears. I don't have the gumption to put it in our food...I'm too big a woos! Jason's mom makes the best zucchini spiced muffins, I just haven't mastered the recipe quite yet. I'd love to have some of your recipes for our ginormous crop! Love ya!

The Hardy's said...

Have you ever seen the book 'Deceptively Delicious' by Jerry Seinfeld's wife? It uses pureed veggies in EVERY recipe. It's a book for picky eaters. Check it out. I think you would love it.