Saturday, September 21, 2013

Sometimes I Make Yucky Food...

One of my love-hate vegetables are zucchinis. Each year in the garden I feel obliged to plant 1 or 2 plants of them. They're easy to grow around here, I cook with them in pastas and they seem like one of those 'summer' things to do in the garden. This year my 2 plants got hit with the mega-growth-bug or something crazy, but whatever the case I had A LOT of zucchinis.  Long story short[er] I decided to make zucchini 'pasta'.

Got myself one of these tools off of Amazon.  BTW - the tool was awesome.  Worked like a charm.  Easy to use and felt very sturdy - definitely a keeper in the kitchen.  The 'pasta' however was another story.

After a whole (pretty good sized) zucchini, I had plenty of pasta for a family of 4.  I added in some seasoning - salt, pepper and a little bit of vinegar.  Tasted very bland still.

Then I did a very very bad thing.  The thing that probably killed the whole dish.  I added cheese.  After the cheese went in, it was...yucky.

I don't think I will be making this again.  Besides from sneaking it into some pasta dishes, I haven't really found a real love for this prevalent vegetables.

 The scraps and the 'pasta' went straight into the compost bin.


Melinda said...

I like to saute julienned zucchini, carrots, and yellow squash with some olive oil and garlic. You can add a little red pepper flakes if you like it spicier. I've done it for years but I found this website with the same idea.

Longvacation said...

They are pretty innocuous in Minestrone soup and, they make very tasty and moist zucchini breads.

N. Maria said...

Q, one of my favorite ways to eat the "Z" veggie is sliced and sauteed in 2 Tbls. butter with (if you like) sliced onion, peeled and sliced cucumbers (tastes GREAT), tomatoes and salt and pepper. Super, super good!


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