The Zucchini That Needed Its Own Zip Code

I’m going to pass on posting a recipe today for Mouthwatering Mondays because I am quite OCD about Miss C starting her first full week of school today as well as her starting her 7th season of soccer this Saturday.

I’m all about school right now and have mentally written a post entitled “Nesting For My Third Child Named Second Grade.”

The hubby drove up to his dad’s cousin’s farm yesterday and came home with “a mess,” as we say in the South, of fresh veggies, from Silver Queen corn (hollah!) to tomatoes to yellow squash and green bell peppers. Tonight we’re having spaghetti with some doctored up leftover storebought jar sauce and I know we’re having BLTs one night and a fresh Southern veggie feast one night. That’s about as far as I can commit to the kitchen right now.

I will leave you with a picture of Miss C holding up one of my mom’s record-breaking zucchini (it was 16 inches long…please no bad veggie jokes), which is something I will never be able to lay claim to since I tend to kill hearty hanging potted plants such as petunias. Seriously, do you know anyone who can’t keep a petunia alive?


Speaking of back to school, I have a great giveaway on my review blog for Sylvan Learning Center workbooks. If you have a child in K through 5th grade you should enter!


  1. WorkingMom says:

    I love this time of year, with all the fresh produce!

    If you find yourself with more produce than you know what to do with it (or your family is threatening to revolt if you make one more loaf of zucchini bread), I have an easy crockpot recipe. Chop up the tomatoes (keep the tomato juice!) and zucchini, as well as a few onions (and summer squash if you have it). Put it all in the crockpot on low. There should be enough liquid from the tomatoes. Cook until all the veggies are tender. Great side dish with some grated cheese on top or to throw on pasta. I’ve also been known to throw fish filets or boneless/skinless chicken breasts in with it, or have even added green beans.

    It’s great for nights you have practice (and no time to cook!). The crockpot won’t heat up the kitchen, and it freezes well too!
    .-= WorkingMom´s last blog ..I Am SOOO Wearing Shower Shoes… =-.

  2. Jamie says:

    Thanks for making me feel better Rebecca. We’re down to two ferns and one petunia and the petunia is looking pretty dismal.

    WorkingMom…thanks for the recipe!

  3. ilinap says:

    I killed the petunias in my patio pots. I had a giant zuke that I used in @canape’s great zucchini bread recipe…made 3 loaves.

  4. Michele says:

    If it makes you feel any better knowing this…I kill everything green that I come in contact with! Which, is quite funny because my mom has the biggest green thumb I know. Oh well, at least I got her cooking skills!

    I enjoy reading your posts by the way…:)
    .-= Michele´s last blog ..What happened to my baby?? =-.

  5. Sarah says:

    amy2boys – I love it!! at least now I know there’s a human being on this planet that has a paler “green thumb” than me.

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