Thursday, August 14, 2008

Zucchini, zucchini and more zucchini

Last week at a BBQ a friend was telling me about her recipe for a zucchini polenta lasagna type dish; it sounded delicious and set my mouth to watering. The other day (after two days of this zucchini casserole) I decided to make something similar to her polenta recipe. I made polenta and let it set on a cookie sheet in the fridge. In the evening I covered it with some of last year's frozen pesto then, on top of that, I put some sliced zucchini that had been sauteed with onion and garlic.I added a few sun dried tomato strips, topped with mozzarella and baked it. It went down quite well around here, W proclaimed it "good stuff" and helped himself to a second slab. We have been eating zucchini in everything and now it is time to start putting some away for the winter.

This morning I came across a recipe for zucchini brownies on this blog. You know that I have to try it. We were just talking about zucchini recipes at our homelearner beach day yesterday and had talked about cookies and chocolate cake but I'd never thought of brownies with zucchini. Can't wait to taste them.
We also had our first taste of corn from a friend's garden. This is the stuff that we filled our freezer with last year and I think I can say it is the most delicious corn I have ever had. I am a serious corn on the cob lover. This cob is my "test cob", I am a firm believer that it is very important for the cook - that's me - to test the corn before serving it to others. I do this at each meal just to make sure that it is tasty enough for others. It is quite a sacrifice on my part but I am willing to do it for my family.

Of course I still have a cob with my meal as well. :-

1 comment:

Joanne said...

Oh yum...that looks delicious! What a lucky family you have...especially making the sacrifices you do ;)