My Garden Monster

In an effort to save some cash, I planted a small vegetable garden this spring.  I’ve had some successes and a few failures but needless to say my small vegetable garden has outgrown its little plot.  The biggest garden hog has been my zucchini plants.  I planted a mound of three plants and they over grew their allotted space and took most of the adjacent perennial flower garden.  Fortunately, I’ve already gotten a bunch of zucchini from these plants so I had to forgive them. 

 

Well this morning I went out to the garden to poke around for any new zucchinis that might have grown in the last couple of days and to my shock found this monster!  Somehow, I never saw this zucchini which was growing quite nicely in my flower garden.  Notice my hand and a normal (slightly large) zucchini in the picture for comparison.

 

Now here’s my dilemma.  I can’t bear to throw this monster zucchini out.  I know it won’t be nice and tender like a normal sized zucchini but there’s got to be something I can do with it – I hate waste!  Here’s a few recipes I’m thinking about trying with  my monster zucchini today:

 

Zucchini & Beef Casserole

http://www.inmamaskitchen.com/RECIPES/RECIPES/VEGII/squash_sum/zuc_casser.html

 

Turkey Zucchini Chili

http://www.webdiaries.net/recipes/turkey_zucchini_chili.shtml

 

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

http://mamabuffalo.com/2009/09/10/zucchini-zucchini-chocolate-chip-cupcakes/

 

Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread

http://hiphostess.wordpress.com/2008/07/20/whole-wheat-zucchini-bread/

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