I love zucchini. I loved eating it grilled or sauteed, especially with some yellow squash. But what I really enjoy is baking with it. Shredded zucchini, much like carrots or apples are great for making moist and flavorful baked goods. From cakes to breads to muffins, zucchini rocks. I’ve already featured two recipes on my baking blog. So of course I asked my mom if she had any zucchini left in her garden last week. She asked my dad to give me some from the garden and put it in the back of my van.
I was completely not expecting to find THESE when I got home.Now that is some MONSTER ZUCCHINI. I was feeling a bit overwhelmed but had trust in my handy dandy KitchenAid Rotor Shredder/Slicer attachment which I knew would fly through the shredding.
But what I hadn’t counted on was this. I never imagined that a single zucchini would net me 17 cups! Since most recipes call for 1 or 2 cups of zucchini, I think I’m set for the year after one. I plan to give a couple to my husband to bring to work. Because for the love, there is no way I can process or use four more that size. I think I might end up like 5 minutes for mom with a freezer full of zucchini instead of blueberries.
If you are also looking for recipes in which to use the zucchini from your garden, check out my Zucchini Bread and Zucchini Pineapple Cake posts on Oh My! Sugar High. And be sure to watch out for more recipes because as you can see, there is no doubt I’ll be adding more.
And if that KitchenAid mixture attachment is making you drool, keep an eye out here on Baby Loving Mama for the chance to win your choice of KitchenAid attachment!