I see that dismissive look in your eyes and I don’t like it! This is serious business, folks; it’s Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day! A bountiful fruit the zucchini plant is oftentimes too generous in its produce, yielding more zucchini than any gardener could possibly keep for him or herself. Come August most gardeners have zucchini coming out of their ears, hence this delightful little holiday encouraging anonymous donation of these fruits to neighbors.
If you live in a big city like I do and don’t have a garden, much less a neighbor with a porch, why not whip up one of these tasty zucchini dishes, and in the spirit of the holiday bring it to a friend or neighbor.
The clever gal behind the Gluten-Free Homemaker blog has a million different ways you can use your zucchini overflow, but this on has to the yummiest. Introducing Zucchini Cakes! A healthier alternative to potato pancakes the zucchini cake is a mean, green, gluten-free machine. I can’t imagine what meal these little cakes wouldn’t be great with, and I sure wouldn’t mind if someone left them on my stoop either!
Keeping with the healthy theme, this next recipe for Healthier Zucchini Bread comes from Streaming Gourmet. Concocted to decrease fat and increase fiber content, this take on a country classic is guilt-free. The recipe yields two medium-sized loaves in the case that you can’t bear to part with one, but still need something to sneak to a neighbor.
Here’s one for the kids, if you can trick them into believing that these little green discs are neither a fruit or a vegetable. A gardener’s answer to the kid classic, Mama Grubbs Grub’s recipe for Zucchini Pizzas is one for the vault. A low-cal, time saving snack these cheese-topped zukes are as easy to make, as they are to eat.
After all that sneaking you’ve done, you could be a sweet neighbor and whip up a batch of these heavenly sensations. NomzZz blog offers up this Chocolate Chip Zucchini Brownies recipe for those of you out there with a sweet-tooth that just won’t quit. Shredded zucchini plus oodles of chocolate make this dessert a summertime-must.