Jul 22, 2011

I am happy to report that the two zucchini plants I planted are up and growing and a surprise with the one small fry planted-it is up and growing too.  This could be a zucchini nightmare.

This week:

GAVE AWAY: none (I know stingy with my zucs these days)
RECIPES: zucchini brownies (it is quite possible that I could eat an entire summer's worth of zucchini in brownie form) and stuffed zucchini (picture below)

This recipe is an adaption of something my mom used at always make (and I used to always avoid having to eat-funny how things change). 
As many zucchini's as you want (basically one half per person). This recipe will make enough for stuffing 4 zucchini halves (more if you use small ones)
1 lb ground beef
1 can cream of celery soup
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup instant rice
1 can corn
Grated cheddar cheese

Cut the zucchini in half and scoop out the seeds.  Then scoop out additional flesh (to chop finally and mix with the meat).  Brown the ground beef in a skillet adding the chopped zucchini pieces (the great thing about zucchini is it cooks down to nothing so it is a perfect sneaky food).  Season meat with salt and pepper and a little garlic powder.  Once beef is browned add the can of cream of celery soup, water and rice.  Bring to a boil and then cover and turn off heat.  Let sit for 5-10 minutes.  In the meantime brush the zucchini halves with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Place on bbq grill until they have a nice char.  (I am talking about like a perfectly cooked hot dog char-blackened in spots).  Remove from the grill.  Add the can of corn to the meat mixture and stir.  Stuff zucchini halves with the meat.  Sprinkle the tops with grated cheese.  Return to the grill until cheese is melted.  Yummy!!!

ROLLOVER: 6 (isn't that the same as last weeks rollover-guess I better make some more brownies)
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