August 12, 2009

When Life Gives You Zucchinis

So last weekend my parents came to visit. Prior to their visit I called them up. The conversation went something like this:

Me: Mom can you guys bring some vegetables from your garden? Please?
Mom: I'll see what Dad can get for you, what do you want?
Me: Oh, well some zucchini, cucumber, whatever's ready, I'll take.
Mom: Well, we'll see what we can bring down.

The next day Dad brings in the loot. A few nice cucumbers and two zucchini's. I seriously stared at them for a day wondering what to do with them!

Don't worry, I know how to cook with zucchini. I love the stuff grilled, fried, mixed into many meals. It's just that I now have more zucchini than I've ever had in my entire life!

I'm sure some of you are thinking "OK Maggie, two zucchini's, you seriously can't handle that?" These are not just any two zucchini's though. Pictured below they are beside one of the larger zucchini's I'd purchased at the store earlier last week. Now do you understand?

So I'm going to be making Zucchini Salsa! Hurray! That and regular Salsa. So delicious. I figured if I'm going to break the canner out I might as well make it worth it.

By the way, I just froze 10 lbs of Blueberries last night. Delicious and easy. My only problem is I'm wondering if it's enough.


the Provident Woman said...

I have so much coming out of my garden I get really tired of making the same things!

Kelee Katillac said...


Thanks so much for visiting The Katillac Shack! So happy to have a new friend!

The salsa sounds interesting. I do adore zucchini cake
with cream cheese icing too.....

love, kelee

Joy said...

Mmmmm! Salsa sounds delicious.
My favorite thing to do with zucchini is to splash on a little olive oil and garlic salt and grill them---but they're much better small. When they get to be the size of a small boat I like to scoop out the center and stuff them.
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