The Classic Zucchini Cookbook, by Nancy Ralston, Marynor Jordan and Andrea Chesman, published by Storey. Boasts having over 225 recipes for all kinds of squash. I can give you over 225 reasons why you want to win this book.
About the Book
“I’ve heard it said that a true test of friendship is a willingness to accept extra zucchini in September”
The authors of this book have revised and added to the original Zucchini Cookbook since it was written over 25 years ago. The new recipes are a joy to discover and test out in your own kitchen.
“With vegetables at their peak throughout the summer, it’s natural to eat all-vegetable dinners, and even meat-eaters enjoy more vegetarian meals. Pasta and pizza with vegetables are particular favorites. For the most part, these dishes can be made quickly and won’t keep you away from the beautiful weather outdoors. When winter whets the appetite for warming foods, the winter squash recipes fit the bill and satisfy vegetarians and meat-eaters alike”
Zucchini, what can you make with zucchini? Cake of course, anything else? That has been in my thoughts for years. Now in discovering this clever cookbook, I have so many more uses for zucchini, I can’t wait to be inundated with a surplus this year. You will be amazed at the versatility of zucchini. Thai-Style Coconut Curry with Chicken and Zucchini is amazing. There’s everything in here from Cream Cheese Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms, which is always a puzzle when those come in our CSA boxes, Zingerbread, a variation on the old-fashioned Gingerbread, even Butternut Apple Crisp which I am anxious to try in the fall.
I am so excited to make and use this recipe that I will be presenting it over and over again! What a great idea, Zucchini Bingo. This recipe deserves the “gold award of excellence”.
PLAY ZUCCHINI BINGO
To some people, cooking is child’s play. For those who like to play in the kitchen, here is a new form of bingo. The resulting jackpot is a casserole, just like Mom used to make.
To start, melt 2 Tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 cup sliced zucchini and 1 sliced onion. Saute until just barely tender, about 3 minutes. Next make a selection from each category to make a prizewinning dish. For example B-3, I-9, N-4, G-7, O-8 creates an Italian-style casserole with spinach noodles, veal, cheese and tomatoes. Recipes for some of the sauces in column N are in the cook book. Combine all in a casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
|Vegetables 1 cup, chopped||Meat, 1/2 pound, cooked||Sauces, 1 cup||Base, 1 cup, cooked||Top, 1/2 cup|
|1. Peas, celery||1.Chicken, chopped||1. Bechamel||1.Spaghetti squash||1. Bread crumbs|
|2.Tomatoes, mushrooms||2. Ground Lamb||2. Mornay||2. Rice||2. Bread crumbs, cheese|
|3.Tomatoes & eggplant||3. Turkey, chopped||3. Fresh Tomato||3. Barley||3. Crushed potato chips|
|4. Summer squash, celery||4. Ground pork||4. Sour cream||4. Noodles||4. Cracker crumbs|
|5. Tomatoes & corn||5. Tuna||5. Sour cream & tomato||5.Macaroni||5. Grated Swiss|
|6.Tomatoes & green peppers||6. Ham, chopped||6. Chicken Veloute||6.Spaghetti||6. Grated Parmesan|
|7. Green peppers, carrots, celery||7. Bacon, crumbled||7.Mayonnaise||7. Spinach noodles||7. Grated Romano|
|8. Peas, mushrooms||8.Ground Beef||8. Cheese||8. Acorn squash shells||8. Grated Mozzarella|
|9. Green peppers, celery||9. Ground Veal||9. Custard||9.Scooped-out Zucchini shells||9. Grated Cheddar|
|10. Green peppers, mushrooms||10.Ground pork sausage or Italian sausage||10. Tomato & Cheese||10. Bulgur||10. Grated Gruyère|
The Classic Zucchini Cookbook, by Nancy Ralston, Marynor Jordan and Andrea Chesman, published by Storey can be yours by you leaving a comment and as well a brief description of which veggies in your CSA box are creating clever dishes in your house?