Sunday, August 4, 2013

31-Day Challenge Post #4: Zucchini

I joined Wenninghoff's Farm CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program this summer. I appreciate how a big bag of fresh produce is delivered to the office every Thursday, and I'm trying to expand my ideas of deliciousness by trying things like turnips and kohlrabi. It's like Christmas every week when I open the bag to see what's included. I wonder how Santa would feel, however,  to know that the lumps of coal he doles out for naughty behavior are switched with "free", "bonus" zucchini every week? The little note included with the CSA bag offers words of encouragement on how to share the bounty of the zucchini with unsuspecting neighbors and family. But the question remains, "why do people plant so much zucchini if it turns out that no one really wants it?"

Well, today with three weeks worth of "complimentary" zucchini growing old in the fridge, I decided to make the best of it, found a recipe online, and baked a batch of Chocolate Zucchini Bread.
It turned out great! 
The batter includes cocoa powder, cinnamon, and chocolate chips along with 2 cups of shredded zucchini. It was worth it to shred and freeze 2-cup portions of all of the zucchini I had on hand. Since Scott was out for a bike ride this afternoon (Hi, Kevin!), I also baked a batch of chocolate chip cookies to enjoy this week.
Stay Tuned for Our Next Adventure!

1 comment:

  1. This just further proves my point. Everything is better with chocolate!