Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Proliferation


Our zucchini plants are quite prolific, as usual. This morning, my counter held nine zucchini, waiting to be used. These are so inexpensive and easy to grow, yet I hate to lose even one to waste.

I woke early, donned my apron, and got to work. I made 36 Chocolate Zucchini Muffins, 2 loaves of Zucchini Bread, and one double layer Zucchini Chocolate Cake. (This is, by the way, the most delicious chocolate cake ever, in my opinion.) By early afternoon, I had the cake frosted, and the kitchen cleaned up once again.


There are still two zucchini on the counter, and more in the garden just begging to be picked. If only I could produce as quickly as they do!



15 comments:

Cherish the Home said...

Everything looks delicious! You had a very productive day. (o:

Abounding Treasures said...

Tracy,

Zucchini's not my favourite but everything you've baked looks so delicious :o)

Have a lovely day tomorrow,
Dallas

lady jane said...

I love zucchini and your baked goods look so delicious, Tracy.

Our zuke plants haven't grown as they should the past few years so we opted out of attempting it this year. That's no reason for me to skip baking zucchini goods for my family though. :o) It goes on the to-do list.

K. Humby said...

OOooh! Everything looks so tasty. I could almost smell it! :) I will def. have to try your chocolate, zucchini muffins... Thank you for posting the recipe!

Jean Marie Bibby said...

I have to share this with you. Last year I used some of our zucchini (the ones we let get too big) for Zucchini Relish. I made I have used it time and again, and even gave it as gifts to everyone. Since I didn't really know what do to with it, I put it over chicken breasts in a 9x13 baking dish, covered it, and cooked at 350 until the chicken was done. Served it with noodles and greens. IT IS THE BEST CHICKEN EVER! It keeps the chicken moist and juicy, while giving it a wonderful flavor! This year I'm attaching a small recipe take to the jars that I give as gifts.

As a side note, we mixed in a little organic top soil around the plants this year and the zucchini are already 4 ft tall. Eric measured last night. I'll have to post some pictures! It's remarkable!

Karen said...

Ok. Anything with chocolate has to be good!

Beck said...

You've been BUSY! And I wish I was there, helping you eat all of that - yum!

Tracy said...

One of the things I dearly miss at the end of summer is the loss of all that wonderful fresh produce from my own garden.

The only thing going crazy right now is my parsley LOL.

Terri said...

Everything looks delicious. I'm always trying to find things to do with our zuchinni.

Jodi said...

If only I could produce as quickly as they do! You made me laugh!

Oh yummy! What a lot of baking you got done. Everything looks delicious!

50s Housewife said...

Looks yummy! I also make zucchini relish when I have an overabundance.

Dianne said...

What a productive day! All your goodies look so luscious. Do you want some company today? Hm mm? :)

I love Zucchini too and we usually fry it in olive oil with a onion and this is a great vegetable to serve with any meal.

It's also very good to cook in tomato sauce and cover with mozzarella cheese and bake in the oven.

I posted a while back, a recipe for a Zucchini and Summer Squash Casserole with rice that is simply delicious.

This is the first that I have been back to your site since I've been away. It's good to be back in touch with my blogging friends.

Short Stop said...

YUM!! With a recommendation from you, I will definitely make the cake.

BTW, I have a GREAT zucchini quiche recipe on my blog. It's a family recipe from Jason's side, and just fabulous. Never had a zuccini recipe I like better.

Karen said...

I just came over from Mrs. Rabe's Creekside Cottage. I'm so glad I visited!

My mom used to make chocolate zucchini cake for my birthday. It is always so moist.

I am still waiting, anxiously I might add, for our first zucchini of the season. They're coming but still too small...

Mrs. Anna T said...

This reminds me to be *careful* with how many zucchini plants we choose to have when we finally start our garden. :-)