Can you believe I've never planted zucchini? It certainly is one of the easiest vegetables to grow and takes very little space for the amount it produces. It is usually rather easy to get a few zukes if you just let your gardening friends know you would like a few! One zucchini plant can produce far more then one family can eat, which is why I've hesitated to grow it in the past. But now with my goal of growing some produce for our chickens, I am growing zucchini!
But now what do I do with it? I had so much fun trying new ways to fix kale and am looking forward to finding things to do with zucchini. I'm trying to check it every day and pick the zukes small. I think they are better tasting and they don't have such huge seeds.
Our pizza this weekend was chock full of veggies. Kale, garlic scapes, spring onions, and zucchini -as well as chicken, sauce and cheese! It was delicious!
I'd love to hear your ideas on using zucchini and I'll keep you updated on my experiments! So far, the children don't think they like zucchini, but I'll keep trying! They didn't like asparagus at first this spring either but until the end of the season they were asking for refills!
Zucchini Beef Skillet
This is adapted from one of my mom's recipes. I love quick one pot suppers like this!
1 lb ground beef
1 chopped onion
1/2 chopped pepper
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp chili powder
3 cup sliced zucchini
1 pint tomato juice OR can of diced tomatoes
1/2 cup water
Saute onion and pepper. Add ground beef and brown. Add remaining ingredients, cover, and simmer 15 minutes or until veggies are tender.
Please share you zucchini ideas! And for more in-season recipes go to Tammie's Recipes!