Yesterday I went to the garden and there were too many zucchini's to count. Again the age old question comes to mind...why did I plant this? Oh, ya, to make myself feel good about myself. Yes, it's true zucchini can give you good self esteem, a highly unknown fact. You can throw seeds in the ground and they just are like the plant version of bunny rabbits. They just produce and produce! Anyone can grow zucchini, but as I gaze across the zucchini plant I feel like a master gardener and that everyone should come to me for advice because after all, look at how my zucchini grows!
My hubby even took the weed eater to it yesterday to reclaim his "aisle" between the raised beds. Will the zucchini be set back because of this assault? Nah! I'm sure they will look at it as a time to redouble their efforts.
(Note the brutally cut off leaves)
Since I've never made zucchini bread before (nope never) I made a batch of Zucchini Bread that was in our recently published Ward Cookbook. It was delicious! Then I made banana bread because I had 4 unidentifiable things that used to be bananas that needed to become something else....like banana bread. I used my recipe for that, but both recipes called for a cup of oil. I used 1/2 C oil and 1/2 C of applesauce. That's an idea I got from Kimmie, to make it less fattening. My hubby loved the zucchini bread, it was moist and very tasty. Who knew that zucchini could do more than make me feel good about myself?
Then I decided to make some pickled beets because my neighbor has more beets than I have zucchini if that is even possible to imagine, as she's been begging people off the streets to come and take beets. So I did. I've never made pickled beets before. They sure look pretty on the shelf.
I wonder if there is a way to separate the zucchini so that they will quit doing whatever it is that they are doing. Well, maybe I don't want to, I still may need them zucchinis to feel good about myself.