Monday, August 8, 2011

It's National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day!

I seriously burst out laughing when I saw what today's national food holiday was!!  But hey, what else are you going to do with an endless supply of zucchini?  Any experienced gardener knows that zucchini is one of the most prolific plants in all of the gardening world. A single plant produces a seemingly endless supply of zucchini. A small row of zucchini has the potential to end world hunger.  By the time August arrives, gardeners are harvesting far more zucchini than they can possibly use daily in any untold number of recipes, from soups and stews, to breads and dips. Still, the fruit matures on the vine faster than anyone can pick it. Zucchini growers become desperate, as they try to give zucchini away to family, friends, coworkers, people at bus stops.  By August, even non-gardeners have had enough.  Everyone avoids you, with your arms laden with this healthy produce.  So ... desperate times calls for desperate measure. It's time to sneak over, under the cover of darkness, to your neighbors porch, and unload some zucchini. Today is that day! 








Here's a new recipe for you to try with YOUR bumper crop of zucchini:



Cheesy Zucchini and Red Onion Flatbread


Cheesy Zucchini and Red Onion Flatbread


The recipe can be found HERE: 
 
http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2006/08/cheesy_zucchini_and_red_onion_flatbread

 

5 comments:

Sue Althouse said...

This day is for me! We have more zucchini than we know what to do with, but that recipe sure looks yummy! When we will learn not to plant so much in the spring?

Elizabeth said...

Oh Lillian! THank you for the laugh. We just made Zucchini bread! Please don't let anyone leave any more on the porch! LOL http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Sparkly Pink Star said...

yummy!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Lillian, I love zucchini and my favourite thing to make with it is zucchini chocolate chip cookies! Thanks for sharing the flatbread recipe. It sure looks delicious!

Gloria said...

Too many things to do with the zuc veggie now, so sorry neighbrs, no zuc from me this year :)