I think I might just turn into a zucchini. My advice to you . . . if you happen to meet a farmer or gardener this time of year, and you don't want zucchini, make it a quick meeting. :) John has been volunteering at a farm this summer, and comes home weekly with ginormous zucchini. Since I've already made chocolate cake, fritters, and cookies, it's time for muffins:
I used this recipe from Real Simple, with excellent results. I did decide to use half whole-wheat pastry flour, and I can't really tell at all. Next time, I might use all whole-wheat flour! I doubled the recipe, using three packed cups of well-squeezed zucchini, and ended up with 26 muffins. Some for me, some for John, and some for my friend Dora! I think everyone will be pleased.
Dinner last night accidentally incorporated both my favorite vegetable and John's favorite vegetable:
"Spanikopita," from The Cheese Factory Restaurant Cookbook, is one of John's favorite meals, and containing his all-time favorite vegetable -- spinach! I don't make this recipe all that often, as it's kind of expensive, (just think . . . a pound of feta and three pounds of spinach!), but it's so dang tasty, it's worth the occasional indulgence. :) We enjoyed my favorite vegetable, steamed, on the side! Delicious.
Back to work today, after a busy but fantastic three-day-weekend.