As I mentioned in last week’s menu plan post, we are being overtaken by zucchini right now. You can only give away so many zucchini, the fruitcake of summer, to unsuspecting friends and family. At some point, you have to deal with the bounty. Thankfully, you responded with lots of great ideas featuring zucchini. So, instead of just thinking, “Hm. That sounds good. I should try that someday,” I am declaring this the official week of zucchini.
Here’s what’s for dinner at my house this week:
Monday — Pizza, green salads, fresh fruit
Tuesday — Dill Zucchini Soup, No-Knead Bread, fresh fruit
Wednesday — Leftovers
Thursday — Abondigas (see comments), cheese quesadillas
Friday — Zesty Zucchini Spaghetti, kale salad
Saturday — Veggie Tostadas, Green Juice
Sunday — Zucchini & Rosemary Frittata with Parmesan, muffins, fresh fruit
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Long ago, (when I was a girl). You didn’t lock your car, except in zucchini season. You could wake-up to a backseat full of zucchini.
My favorite recipe is zucchini quiche!
We make zucchini lasagna!! Its a little bit of extra work but well worth it plus you can make up several lasagnas at one time and freeze the extra ones for a layer date. I found the recipe on Pinterest. The recipe says to grill the zucchin but I put it in the oven on cooling racks lined with parchment paper.
I like to have a baking day of Zuc bars, bread & muffins. Then I freeze them. Good way to preserve the abundance. 🙂
Zucchini brownies are on the menu for us tonite!!!!
Abby Winstead says
I like to cook zucchini in the crockpot, just like I would when making applesauce. I can or freeze it to use throughout the year in baked goods.
You posted this just as I was searching for Zuc recipes! Whipped up the Zuc-Dill soup and it’s fantastic! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much for linking my recipe! 🙂
Nancy Thatcher says
If you were close to me I would take any zucchini you wanted to get rid of! I have a recipe for zucchini jam that my husband’s aunt gave to me years ago along with the fruits of her zucchini plants each year! My kids really loved it. It is made using jello so you can make any flavor the Jello comes in. My daughter used to dare me to mix flavored to create new ones! We came up with a few good ones. Try strawberry lemon! It was very good with a definite sweet-tart flavor! Here is the basic recipe. You can add other fruits to it…such as pineapple, bananas, etc.
6 cups peeled,seeded and grated zucchini
6 cups sugar ( I have used as little as 4cups but the jelly Is not as thick )
1 6 oz. package of Jello
Add sugar and zucchini and any additional fruit in large pot and bring to a boil. Continue stirring until sugar and zucchini mixture is clear. Add in Jello and continue until completely devolved. Pour into jelly jars and water bath process for five minutes to seal.
Easy to rember if you lose the recipe. Just think 6-6-6!
SO many of these look so good! Too bad my zucchini just fizzled out! Definitely trying the soup and zesty spaghetti in the near future, though!
Pizza is good with zucchini on it too, even my picky son will eat it (early on I used to hide it under the pepperoni -after awhile I told him-you have been eating it fine-now you are old enough to look at it!).