But I will give credit to my mom. She went out and got about as creative as one can with zucchini. Breads, muffins, just about anything baked. Plus fried zucchini with bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Yum. Have that and a little sweet corn and that is summer dinner at its finest. So I have a special love of zucchini and I have come to add it in lots of dishes that one wouldn't add them in. I love it in cacciatore. Love it in spaghetti or baked ziti. It's good in salads and stir fry and a million other things. But even I am going to be stretching things because today I received two of the largest zucchini that I have ever seen in my life.
Seriously, I don't even know how to begin dealing with these things. I had to wedge these two things into my half-day pack backpack because I couldn't fit them any other way. I tried to put them in the exposed flap on the back of my backpack that I use to hold my sweatshirts, tents, etc. and they wouldn't even fit in there. Seriously, as I walked home the stitches on my backpack were straining with all their might trying to contain these things. I went into the post office and they issued my zucchini their own ZIP Code. It's nuts.
I don't even know how to store these things. I have never really had to store them before because usually I receive a zucchini and I use it up making one thing. But these things...I don't know. They are gigantic. I have a recipe for a dish that will use up one zucchini, but that will last me as leftovers for like three months. I was thinking about making it for the kids at Camp Ramah but I think that they're gone and I am not sure it's kosher anyway. But that still leaves me with the other one. What am I to do with it? I can't eat that much fried zucchini. I can't afford to make that much cacciatore. What the hell am I supposed to do? I don't like salad that much either, and if I ate that much I would become a rabbit anyway. And nobody wants that. So what the hell am I to do.
So here is the deal. I am asking you, Company, for any ideas or recipes as to what I can do with an eleventy billion pound zucchini. Seriously, this thing is longer than my forearm and weighs about as much as David Nathaniel's youngest daughter. So help me make it into something tasty. I might even share. But if you give me bad ideas, maybe I won't.