After we returned from one of our trips in August, I went out to investigate what was happening in the garden. Imagine my surprise when I discovered this bad boy!
This giant zucchini –which was bigger than my head!– weighed in at 5 lbs, 4.8 oz! Wow. So what did we did we do with it?
we grilled some:
We made a batch of zucchini fritters….
…and I made THREE batches of zucchini bread! I used the recipe from my trusty Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. One of those batches was in muffin form, which turned out great. And in another batch, I substituted the 1/4 cup oil for 1/4 applesauce. That loaf is still in the freezer, but I’m looking forward to trying it out!
I’m not going to intentionally try to grow big zucchini in the future, since the seeds were really large, and the flesh wasn’t as tender and tasty… but it is a category in the county fair! Haha.
P.S. There is a lot of food on this blog, isn’t there? Haha! Well, don’t worry, there are some crafty projects coming up, as soon as I get the photos edited and ready!