Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Running low on bloggy fodder...

Because I'm running low on blog posts, I'm going to tell you about what we ate for dinner last night. Exciting right?

Well, actually it is. Because a few months ago I had my awesomely handsome husband build me some planter boxes, which I filled with seeds. The seeds have grown zucchini and summer squash, and last night we ate some! They were tiny, but tasted just like they are supposed to. Who knew I could grow vegetables?

There is one thing that I love to make with zucchini, and since I'm already blogging about it, I'll share the best recipe I know for zucchini bake.

Zucchini Bake

1 lb hamburger, browned and drained
1/4 to 1/2 carton sour cream (I don't really measure)
1 large can tomatoes (I usually use diced, and just dump the whole can in)
1/2 package cream cheese
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce (or thereabouts; again, I never measure)
Salt, pepper, onion, oregano, garlic to taste.
A bunch of zucchini

Brown and drain hamburger. Put back in pan, and put tomatoes, sour cream, cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce, and spices. Cook 5-10 minutes, or until cream cheese is melted. Pour over sliced zucchini into a 9 x 13 pan. Cook 20-30 minutes on 350 until bubbly.

I serve it over rice. And frequently want to lick the plate when I'm done. It's so good!

What do you do with your zucchini? Please share!!


Anonymous said...

Here's what I do with my zucchini: http://fluentbrittish.wordpress.com/2008/08/07/secrets-beneath-the-pie-crust/

Don't worry that they're small. Small ones have the best flavor. The gigantic ones are best reserved for baking in brownies, bread, and cookies because of their high moisture content (at least that's what all the garden gurus tell me. I suck at gardening so don't take my word for it).

Sweet Pea said...

Yummy! Zucchini is SO GOOD! I think I'll try your recipe, it sounds good. I like to make it fried. With saltines or club crackers as the batter, using butter to fry it. Or if you like to cook it up in a skillet, I like to add parmesan cheese and butter with salt and pepper that's good too.

Kristen said...

Yum - I'm totally trying this - thanks!!!!