The other day a young girl brought me a huge zucchini at school. I took it into my classroom and put it on my desk. Several kids asked what it was and one boy told them it was a zucchini. They asked me if he was right and I quickly told them he was. I thought it was interesting that they had never seen a big zucchini previously.
It brought my days as a Girl Scout back to mind. I remember putting too many seeds in each mound of dirt against my Grandmother’s directions and reaping an enormous harvest of zucchini. I had to go on the local radio station and give away recipes and promises of zucchini. I had to go up and down the sidewalk on our block with a little red wagon filled with zucchini trying to give it away. It ended up not being a lot of fun. I learned to follow directions and to be more careful when I planted seeds the next time.
This zucchini was a lot of fun. I made chocolate zucchini bread, several fritattas with sauteed zucchini as a main ingredient and tomorrow I am going to make regular zucchini bread. I also am planning to make zucchini coffee cake. I am sure it will be fun. I love to cook and to try new recipes and I love zucchini so I am bound to have a good time in the kitchen.
I am thankful for unexpected gifts and for the opportunity to share them.
God bless you.