Friday, August 20, 2010
What to do with all the Zucchini
Every year when harvest time comes,
I realize that one or two zucchini plants would have been sufficient.
But each year at planting time- I convince myself that four or more plants are needed.
And then I have an overload of squash, and commit myself to only planting one or two zucchini seeds....
they cycle continues :(
Here is my recipe for Zucchini Muffins.
My kids seem to eat these better than the bread.
One average size zucchini is needed for the recipe- which makes about 16 large muffins.
1 1/3 cup shredded zucchini
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup oil
2 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon lemon juice
Perhaps you have noticed that I like to make recipes easy by making as many ingredients the same proportion as possible.
I just like being able to make a recipe without having to look at it and this makes it easier.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prep pans or muffin pan with non stick spray
Beat eggs and sugar for 10 minutes.
Beat in lemon juice and oil and zucchini.
(I love shredding squash, it is just too easy)
Mix dry ingredients separately.
Then add to wet ingredients.
Fill muffin pan 2/3 full.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Now what should I do with the other six ripe zucchini???