Zucchini for a Friend.

Zucchini Bread

3 eggs
2 cups grated zucchini
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tbsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Grease two 8x4inch loaf pans.

Mix oil, eggs, sugar and zucchini together until combined.  In separate bowl mix together all dry ingredients.  Add the two and mix well.

Pour batter into greased pans and bake for 1 hour or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

 

Stuffed Zucchini

Zucchini

onion

garlic

1 lb ground meat of your choice. (optional.

cheese – your choice

bread crumbs

Salt

pepper

paprika

thyme

Wash and trim the ends of the zucchini. Halve lengthwise so the halves will lie flat.  Scoop out the inner flesh with a spoon,
Set aside the “canoes”
Chop the squash innards and saute with chopped onion and garlic, in some butter or olive oil.
Season with salt, pepper, thyme, and paprika.
When it’s reduced and released the liquid, add some bread crumbs and grated cheese
Monterey Jack is great, as is cheddar or Swiss.
If you were doing a meat, you’d want to cook it separately and mix it in now, then heat it all through together.
Lightly salt the canoes, then spoon the filling back into them.
Top with a bit more shredded cheese, either more of the same or some parmesan, and some paprika for color.
Bake at 350 until the skin of the zucchini starts to change color (that means it’ll be soft). If you overbake it it’ll fall apart when you try to pick it up, but it will still be fabulous
It won’t take long… check after 5-10 minutes

 

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About Tabi

I love the simple things in life, like, wearing skirts and going barefoot. Cooking glorious meals to feed friends and family. Trying to find healthy food at the grocery store on a limited budget. Spinning wool, (yes that's from sheep and goats and llamas), crocheting, and weaving. Picking fresh produce out of a garden, pouring real maple syrup over pancakes, and making a warm and loving home for my family. However, I don't use only whole wheat flour. I do not take reusable grocery bags to the store with me. I indulge in boxed meals when I must. I prefer sugar to honey. I do not shop at Whole Foods, Trader Joes, or Earth Fare except on very special occasions when I have extravagant amounts of money to spend. I HATE cloth diapers. I believe in breastfeeding babies, but not until they're five. I buy pre-made baby food. Somewhere in all this, I want to find the balance between the fanatical and the uncaring. Somehow, I hope to settle on doable.
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