I know it is strange to be reading a blog about zucchini in November. I threw a Halloween party and my friend showed up with this HUGE zucchini. I am pretty sure she brought it as a joke. Little did she know......
I grated up the entire thing and packaged it into freezer bags then tried a few zucchini recipies. It's been zucchini week here as a result.
So the first thing I tried was Martha Stewart's Zucchini cupcake recipe. I more or less followed the recipe.
Except I omitted the nuts and the frosting... making them borderline "muffins" rather than cupcakes.
There were great! The boys ate them up as fast as I would let them..
Then I tried zucchini fritters. I started with a recipe I've wanted to try from Smitten Kitchen. I follwed the recipe exactly and then went and fried them up in reserved bacon fat. Yum. I had them for lunch 3 days in a row.
And lastly I made a chocolate zucchini cake. Believe it or not I had never made one before. My mom made them but I've never had SO much zucchini that I was looking to add it to chocolate cake.
This one turned out really good.
Again, I omitted the nuts and had to cook it 10 minutes longer than called for. I took it to a "mixer" for my sons school and it got smiles and nods from the other parents as they ate it. That's good I guess right?
So there you have it. My zucchini week in the middle of November. And now thanks to my friend my freezer is stocked so I can have "zucchini week" anytime I want!