Sunday, August 21, 2011

Are you sick of zucchini yet?

Well we are! About a month ago a co-worker gave me a HUGE zucchini to make bread with, because mine were still eeny weeny. Well, now we've got an obscene amount. And they're all HUGE! One day I go out & they're not ready to pick, the very next day they have tripled in size! So all I can do is shred them & come up with interesting things to make with them. I've made zucchini chocolate bread, zucchini pineapple bread, zucchini banana bread --- & in my batch of "grandma recipes", I found this --


6 cups shredded peeled zucchini
6 cups sugar
2 T lemon juice
1 can crushed pineapple with juice
2 pkgs peach Jello

In a large pan, combine zucchini, sugar, lemon juice & pineapple with juice; bring to a boil. Cook, stirring often, at a full boil for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in Jello. Spoon into clean jelly jars. Cover & cool, store in fridge.

So easy & apparently, really good. I'm not a fan of zucchini (go figure) but my son & the co-workers I've shared with really like it. I left the shreds of zucchini in, but of course to make it jelly you would strain it out. I'm going to make zucchini strawberry jam next because I also have a ton of strawberries! I've also found a recipe for zucchini strawberry cake, so I'll give that one a go as well.

Let me know if you have any superb zucchini recipes! We love to try new things!


Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Hi Michelle, you are so right about the zucchinis suddenly getting huge - happens to us every year LOL! The other thing I do with zucchini (before they are too big) is finely grate them along with finely grated carrot and put them in rissoles mix (mincemeat, onion etc) and in spaghetti sauce mix - it cooks down so you don't know it's there (which is especially good for my 8 yo DD LOL) - makes the mix nice and moist. I have never heard of putting them in jam - I will have to give it a whirl! I don't like zucchini itself as a vegetable - but it is great in things. My DH slices them thickly, seasons them and BBQ's them but I reckon they taste blrrrrhhhh that way.


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