Maybe you saw Lindsay's post over on Pinch of Yum's Facebook page, but she shared this lovely little picture yesterday: AWWWW! WHAT A CUTE GIANT BABY ZUCCHINI, Lindsay! Congratulations! She is holding it like a baby, because - seriously - there's no other way to hold that "baby." She got that zucchini from me. Annnnnd, you're welcome. Or maybe not. Because, believe me, you can cook and cook and cook - and still have only worked your way through half of that sucker.
So, Linds, what on earth are you going to do with it??
She decided to make Baked Zucchini Parmesan. Don't they look soooo good?
So, add that to the list of yummies to make, ya'll. But I needed some more zucchini recipes, because if your zucchini is like mine one recipe just doesn't cut it. So I went looking for some more. And I found this one that I'm adding to my list of must-do's: Skinnytaste's Zucchini Pizza Bites:
Skinnytaste always has really great, healthy recipes! This one looks easy enough for me to attempt, too, which is nice. And, hey - maybe the kids will eat them? Hmmmm. Probs not, but worth trying!
And then there's Pinch of Yum's Zucchini Pancakes (can you tell I'm a fan?)... UM, YUM.
Lindsay did get a question on Facebook about whether or not a veggie that big tasted good - and I have to say - I always have the same concern. I mean - that's not normal to get that big, is it? (It is for our garden!) But I don't taste a big difference between the smaller ones and the bigger ones. There are some veggies that do get too "woody" if they get too big - like radishes and turnips, and some of the other root vegetables. But last year, I spent AN ENTIRE DAY cutting up one of those huge 30-pound banana squashes and froze them and I STILL pull them out and make this delicious recipe with it and it is SO GOOD. So, I dunno. What do you guys think?
And I have to give credit for the incredibly moist and delicious zucchini bread and muffin and any other form of zucchini bread recipe... and that goes to Betty Crocker. It's my fave. I chose it because it calls for the most zucchini (which is a necessity when your zucchini is the size of a small child), but it is also soooooo goood! I get compliments all the time from all of the many many people I end up giving my bread to. Because, Lordy, I cannot eat it all. Well, I CAN. But, you know. Not a good idea.
SO... I must know: What are your go-to zucchini recipes?