Wrangler Man is a BIG Gardener. He has plants all over the place. Which is good - cuz we all like to eat. The boys got in on the garden this year. And we are harvesting zucchini - a lot of it. So I have become the Queen of Zucchini.... therefore the Zu-Queenie!!
First - the spelling of that word just looks wrong... but I googled it... so it has to be right? Right?
So - Heres the first night of Zucchini.
Baked Potato and Zucchini packets.
For each person wash and dice a potato. Dice a small zucchini. In a piece of foil - spray with Pam - mine were about 9 x 12.
Put 1 diced potato, a handful of zucchini and 2 pats of butter. I also added a little Garlic salt.
Wrap them up - put them in the preheated 350deg oven and cook for 40 minutes.
We ate them right out of the packet.
Zucchini Lasgana - sort of
~ 1 Zucchini
~ 1 Pound ground beef
~ 1 jar spaghetti sauce
~ small cottage cheese ( I could have used more - this is all I had in the house)
~ Grated Mozzerella Cheese
I washed and peeled a Zucchini, then sliced it into rounds. Layed them on paper towels and sprinkled with salt. I left them for about 30 minutes. I am thinking an hour would have been ideal. A lot of the moisture seeps out into the paper towels. ( it was a cool sciencey type thing)
I browned a pound of ground beef ( okay mine was venison - no fat at all)
I took a 9 x 12 pan and put spaghetti sauce in the bottom - just enough to cover it. Layered Zucchini, ground beef, 1/2 cup of cottage cheese, pasta sauce, Zucchini, Ground beef, cottage cheese. Then I poured the rest of the spaghetti sauce on top. Put about 3 cups of shredded mozzerella cheese .
Baked at 350 for 45 minutes.
It was yummy and a little juicy. But awesome for me - it was an easy Gluten free meal.
I diced a peeled Zucchini. In a fry pan I heated up 2 Tbsp of Vege oil, stuck the Zukes in and fried them till soft. I served it with scrambled eggs, and bacon. Worked for us.
I have 3 more Zucchinis in the house, I will have to pretend I know what I am doing and see what else I can make with them. I am thinking I might try a bread - but I have to bake Gluten Free bread - and it is not always successful following the recipe exactly. I am not sure about adding some crazy ingredients. Any body use Zucchini in a creative way?
This was one of my brave excursions into public this summer. Wrangler Man and I went to a Big and Rich concert. It was fun, it was crazy... and it was LOUD!! Who knew?
But heres proof I was there....