My mom's garden is gorgeous. Not just to look at, but also to eat :-D
When my parents came to visit us a while ago, mom brought a home-grown zucchini as a gift. Finally I got around to cooking something out of it.
An all-time favourite when it comes to zucchini is stuffed zucchini. Wanna come along for cooking?
First, I cut the (huge!) zucchini in half.
and hollow it (I used a spoon, but if you find another tool more useful, go ahead)
Now we go for the sauce. First, I sliced one small onion. I never ever slice onions by hand because I'd end up a crying mess. Instead, I use this fantastic tool by Tupperware, which is perfect for slicing just about anything:
Put it in pan with some olive oil and fry:
Add minced meat and fry again:
I like to add some tomato pasta:
And one can of peeled tomatoes:
As well as half a box of cream cheese:
Add salt, pepper and some herbs:
Let stir for a few minutes:
As I was cooking for only two people, I used just one half of the zucchini. I put it in a casserole dish, and filled the hollowed-out part with the sauce:
And covered it with a nice, thick layer of grated cheese:
The other half of the zucchini I prepared in the same way and put in the freezer - more zucchini delicousness for later :-D
I put today's serving in the oven:
until the cheese had formed a nice crusty, tasty, wonderful layer (have I mentioned yet that I love love love love love cheese?):
Each of us got half of the zucchini half (my inner mathematician wants me to write a quarter of a zucchini, but somehow that's not right ...):
And there we go - enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed this little cooking expedition - there will be more!