Okay, so my mother went with me to the farmers' market Saturday while I sold my breads and muffins. Using her walker, she managed to acquire 3 lbs. of green beans, some summer squash and the largest zucchini in the land -- and it's only early July!
She kept asking when I was going to fix it. I wasn't. I don't like zucchini; I think it's a stupid vegetable, and no, I 'm NOT going to make zucchini bread. Anyway, I decided to make something I used to like and enjoy eating. It's so simple, it shouldn't even count. I made Zucchini Boats.
The recipe for Zucchini Boats is relatively easy; so easy, a blindfolded mongoose could make it.
A large obnoxious Zucchini
1 lb. ground turkey
1 small can of sliced mushroom pieces
1 can of diced tomatoes (seasoned is ok)
1 small onion, chopped fine
1/2 red, green or yellow pepper of your choice - I don't care how hot it is; that's your business
Cheese if you have it - I didn't.
Anyway, slice the big Zucchini lengthwise after chopping off the rounded ends.
With a spoon, scoop out the unnecessary seeds and pulp. If you keep the seeds to plant later, please don't leave any orphaned Zucchini on my doorstep. So, scoop out the center; leaving two "boats." If they are too long, cut them in half ... duh!
Put the boats in a baking dish they will fit into.
In the meantime, brown the turkey, onions and peppers; toss in the mushrooms and tomatoes.
Cover with foil.
Now, where did that mongoose go with my apron?
Who Is Anastasia?
- New Castle, Indiana Zone 5, United States
- When I was 55, I decided to embrace the things I love and hold precious and dear, regardless of anyone else's thoughts and opinion. I am a visual folk artist who loves flowers - my own flowers, grown and/or painted by me. I love good, hearty, exotic foods, and I love to prepare them myself. I love the secret garden situated in my backyard, regardless of how overgrown and wild it gets. No longer able to afford a vacation, this will have to be it for the time being. In the winter months, I still enjoy it. Anyway, here I am sharing my art, favorite recipes, cocktails, gardening tips, and just my usual vents and bantering. After all, I'm old enough to say whatever the heck I want to now ...