Saturday, August 16, 2014

Gad-Zukes!

It was a banner year for zucchini. We've taken way more out of our garden than we've cooked and eaten. Way more! For some strange and unknown psychological reason I can't put my finger on, whenever a have a mega supply of fruits or vegetables (you know, stuff I don't have to pay for?), I sudden have an aversion to actually eating it.
It isn't that I don't like it, because I do. We started the season by slicing it thin, cooking it with chopped bell peppers and onions, and topping it with Parmesan or mozzarella cheese. Sometimes both. It was delicious! And then the aversion set in...

Lately we've been attempting to eat zucchini in spite of my sudden aversion to the summer vegetable, and we've discovered some pretty tasty ways to fix it. It disappears faster cut in thick slices so we've taken to slicing them up and topping them with something tasty.

We made zucchini pizzas. We spread semi thick slices with olive oil and sprinkled on some spices, popped it under the broiler for a few minutes, and then topped it with sauce, pepperoni, and some Italian cheese. Back under the broiler to brown up a little and we had a yummy treat! I even ate one or two for lunch the next afternoon.




Last night James made his own version of sliced zucchini. He browned the slices in olive oil on the stove top, sprinkled on some spice, and topped it with toasted cayenne peppers and feta cheese. They we a great side to our chicken and rice. Honestly, I think this was my favorite so far.

8 comments:

  1. That all looks really delicious, Martha.
    Any left? . . . .lol
    Cheers ~ Eddie

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    1. We can fix up some more in a jiffy!
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  2. James's method looks delicious. Is he making more for tomorrow night?

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  3. You can grate them up and put them in the freezer for winter. Good for soups, zucchini muffins etc. I do them in 2 cup sizes. You pizza's look delicious I have to say. I will have to try that for a change.

    Marilyn from Canada

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    1. I've not been very diligent to store it away. I make a bad farmer's wife. It's a good thing my husband is really a cabinet maker.
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