Thursday, September 2, 2010


I know it's true:  you have zucchini coming out your ears.  Or maybe your neighbor does & you're benefiting.  Regardless, you need some ideas on what in the world to do with it, so I'm going to give you my 2 favorite zucchini recipes.

1.  Grill it.  Slice the zucchini however you want--strips, rounds, whatever.  Season with Johnny's Seasoning Salt (a staple around here).  Wrap it up with a little butter inside tin foil and grill.  Yum. Serve it with some grilled bone-in chicken. The flavor of the dark meat is far, far, far better than the white counterparts--totally & completely worth the extra fat & extra time on the grill.  To cook the chicken, wash & prepare it by rubbing Mosquite BBQ seasoning on each piece.  Grill, turning every 5 min for about 30 minutes total.  Don't be tempted to take off the skin before you cook it; it will give the chicken great flavor and keep in the moisture.  (BTW, this is not exactly MY pic--thanks to whatever site I borrowed this from!  :)

2.  Bake it with chocolate.  Yep, chocolate.  Why?  Because chocolate is good for you.  And it tastes good.  Make this Chocolate Zucchini Bread/Cake.  If you're really feeling sassy, toss in some chocolate chips.

3/4 c. canola oil
1 c. sugar
4 eggs
1 t. vanilla
3/4 c. buttermilk
2 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. cocoa
2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
2 c. grated zucchini

Cream together oil & sugar.  Add eggs, vanilla, and buttermilk.  Sift flour and add dry ingredients in separate bowl.  Add dry ingredients to your egg mixture.  Stir in zucchini.  Pour into greased & floured bunt pan or 2 loaf pans.

Bake @ 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes. 

(Thanks to for this pic that I borrowed!)

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