Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Yesterday I told you about trying to keep up with all the zucchini around here. So for dinner, I experimented and ended up with a delicious way to cook zucchini. I sliced all the zucchini and soaked the slices in a mixture of sourdough starter with a little soy creamer to thin it out. Then I dredged the slices in panko crumbs and sauteed in a little olive oil. I salted it after it was all cooked. Yummy!
I also sliced some yellow squash and dredged it in a mixture of sourdough starter and flour (with a little salt and pepper). Not as good as the zucchini, but still a hit with the whole family.Since I had a cup of starter/flour/creamer mixture leftover, I added some milled corn that I keep in the freezer, and mixed it all together to make hush puppies. I don't usually like hush puppies, but this mixture was fantastic! I hope I can duplicate the recipe next time we have squash.

I also shredded 20 cups of zucchini to freeze for future muffins and cakes.
For dessert, I made this zucchini bread type cake using sourdough starter in place of eggs. My family enjoys anything with raisins and walnuts, so this was a real hit. I almost always use half the sugar that a recipe calls for, so this bread/cake was not sickening sweet.

So 12 zucchini and squash have been eaten, only a million more to go!

My children are helping their Granddaddy cook dinner for his church, so I'm home alone. For 16 years while my children were young, I never once had the house to myself. So this is still a treat for me. I have another hour left, so I'm off to cut out dresses for Lizzie and Ruthie.

Many blessings ~ Kathie

PS ~ Looky what I picked this afternoon... a gallon of blackberries...and I was only able to finish half my plants!

1 comment:

Deb said...

Kathie ~ I wish we had your problem with too many zucchini! Ours have flopped, and Hannah says a squash borer got into the stem of just about all our plants... yellow squash, zucchini, and not sure what happened with the cukes this year - but they're not doing well.

I asked her if she planted according to Farmer's Almanac. She didn't this year...I am wondering if those farmers know what they're talking about. We'll for sure follow their planting guides next year. Not having zucchini or cukes is killing me!

All your food looks delicious!!