Monday, August 16, 2010

Zucchini, oh Zucchini!

This year I decided since we moved into our first house to have a garden! Kevin and I found stone left over from our patio and built up a wall for the garden! I planted two different types of tomatoes from seed and basil from seed! Creative Room Design 023Creative Room Design 024
My dad gave me three pepper plants and two eggplant plants that he grew from seed…for my first time I did pretty good!!
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My garden:

I never liked zucchini when I was growing up in the Kacocha household ….but oh did I LOVE zucchini bread!! It was one of the first things me and my mom ever made together! Childhood memory: eating zucchini bread warm from the oven with a little bit of butter spread on it or my moms favorite…cream cheese!
My dad gave me the most massive zucchini from his garden! It measured at over a foot long! So I decided to make Zucchini Bread! One of my favorites! It made one small and one really big loaf! I froze the big loaf (can freeze up to 3 months) and we ate the other loaf!
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I also learned how to make Zucchini pancakes, something I have never had before, but REALLY enjoyed! Kevin not so much he is a meat and potatoes kind of guy!! But my family is bringing him around to trying more and more things! He actually eats a lot more now then he ever did from fish and zucchini bread to gnocchi!! He is trying to try different things so I give him an A+ for his enthusiasm and effort!!!

Here is the recipe I used:
3 eggs
2 zucchini, grated
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
Add more flour or a little milk to make pancake consistency
Stir the eggs into the grated zucchini, then mix in the flour until all the lumps are gone. Fry the batter like pancakes with a bit of butter to keep it from sticking. Delicious topped with grated cheese.
These are a great finger food and make a balanced meal
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---sprinkle with cheese! SO good!




Bryan and Katie said...

bryan is officially jealous. he wants to have an herb garden so bad...way too hot here right now and then theres the fact that we have no yardd : ) zuchini bread is yummy : )

Melissa Stewart said...

AWW You totally could thou! Put it in a window and water them! Super easy!! I started mine in march in my basement with a grow light!!

Kara said...

Love these recipes! Looks so yummy. So neat you are making things from your own garden! Matthew and I will be starting our garden very soon. And when I say starting, I dont mean planting...I mean building and constructing an area in our backyard for one. Hopefully it's ready for planting soon!!