Thursday, October 14, 2010

I can't spell it but it sure tasted good!

My friend Barb was at my house a few weeks ago, and saw the Mother Of All Zucchinis sitting on my kitchen counter. Obviously, she was slightly curious as to what I thought I was going to do with such a large specimen. And frankly, I was not sure myself......

I had already tried grilled zucchini and had a large supply of grated zucchini tucked into the freezer, ready for zucchini-bread-making. I had diced another one, in preparation for use in soups and stirfry......but I was stumped when it came to using up this overly-large zucchini. My family could only take so much.

That is when Barb told me about some dish her family always makes (which I cannot pronounce and she cannot spell, so we will just call it "Yummy Mexican Zucchini Dish") from here on out.
It was a very simple recipe........

"Yummy Mexican Zucchini Dish"

--ground beef
--zucchini, diced (I cut out the center part because it was stringy)
--frozen corn (1 bag)
--1 tomato, finely diced
--salt, pepper, garlic to taste

Cook the meat first, until brown. Drain. Season and add zucchini, cook until soft. Add corn and tomatoes--cover and let the flavors simmer together for about 15 minutes over low heat.

And there you have it--Yummy Mexican Zucchini Dish! I made it one night when I was going to be gone for dinner, and I came home to NO LEFTOVERS. My family devoured it! So if you have gigantic zucchinis sitting around, with no purpose in life, this is a good way to make them feel needed...... ;-)

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