Sunday, July 29, 2012

Zucchini ...

You know in the summer there is always an
over abundance of zucchini
they even have a holiday for this summer veggie
it's on August 8th and it is called....
"Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbors Porch Day"

But check out this recipe and you'll no longer have
to be sneaking your zucchini anywhere!!

Zucchini boats.....
there are so many versions out on the internet
and the great thing about this is you can just mix
it up so many different ways.

I took a large zucchini and cut it in half length wise
Then with a large spoon, I hollowed out most of the zucchini. then take the "boats" and drop them in near boiling water and cook for about 3 minutes...enough to soften them a little. Set them in a baking dish that has been sprayed with Pam or brushed with olive oil

then chop up the zucchini that you scraped out
Then mix that up with whatever sounds good to you!
I mixed mine with yellow and red tomatoes, panko bread crumbs, grated parmasean cheese, and Italian seasoning. Take your mixture and load up your boats. I then drizzled a very small amount of butter along the top

Put in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.
right before they were done, I topped with some
mozzarella cheese.
these are so easy, so quick and so good!!

other versions are mix with sausage, cheese and marinara sauce. You can also add things like mushrooms, onions, green peppers, fresh herbs ... the possibilites
are endless!!


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