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From (A)pples to (Z)ucchini

Some of you may be lucky enough to be harvesting some crops from your home gardens by now.

Namely, summer squash like straightneck yellow squash & zucchini.

Zucchini & yellow squash have a shorter growing season than a lot of other crops, so even with the Mother’s Day Freeze of 2020, if you were careful, you could be swimming in squash by now! Zucchini takes 35-55 days from planting to be ready to harvest- the fruit can grow up to 2″ per day!

If that’s the case, and we certainly hope it is, we’d like to share two *very* popular recipes from one of our very own: Ken & Sandy Burger often enjoy “Sandy’s Super Simple Squash Boats” with Zucchini Cobbler (but it tastes just like apple!) for dessert during the summer months.

Give these a try with your next harvest, and let us know what you think! If you’ve got a favorite zucchini or squash recipe, feel free to share it with us!

For some additional reading about squash & zucchini- we’ve included this link to one of our favorite resources, The Old Farmer’s Almanac.

Read more below for the recipes:

Zucchini blossoms pave the way for zucchini cobbler

Sandy’s Super Simple Squash Boats

1) Cut fresh yellow straight neck squash or 6″-7″ zucchini in half long ways

2) Scoop out seeds and pulp to make a canoe/boat; discard seeds.  You can add the pulp back into the ground beef mix later if you want to, but not required.

3) Spray olive oil in the bottom of a glass baking dish, place vegetable boat in baking dish and drizzle lightly with olive oil and lightly sprinkle with salt. Bake at 350 for approximately 20 – 25 minutes.  (Boat will turn soft and turn wrinkly)

4) Brown 1lb ground beef in a skillet, drain grease, and then add 1/2 cup water, 1 – 1 oz package of McCormick Original Taco seasoning and stir.

5) Microwave 1 package of Birds Eye seasoned Southwestern Style Rice with corn, peppers and onions (Cooks in the bag – Follow package instructions on cooking time)

6) Add rice mix to ground beef mix and stir together

7) Place beef/rice mixture in boat and top with shredded cheese

8) Place back in the oven for approximately 20 – 25 minutes or until boats are soft and top is golden brown

9) Serve with a little dollop of sour cream and a little salsa for a real kicker (Sandy also makes great salsa, maybe she’ll let us share that recipe a little later in the season.)

Zucchini Cobbler – courtesy of Teah English, Food.com

SERVES: 8-10
  • 8 cups zucchini
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon plus some to sprinkle on top
  • 34 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 (10 ounce) can crushed pineapple
  • 1 box yellow cake mix (Jiffy) or 1 box white cake mix (Jiffy)
  • 12 – 1 cup butter, melted
  • 12 cup nuts, chopped pecans (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  • PEEL AND CUT ZUCCHINI LENGTHWISE, STRIP OUT SEEDS, CUT IN 1/2″ SLICES, COOK IN BOILING WATER UNTIL TENDER. (YOU CAN LEAVE SKIN ON ZUCCHINI IF YOU WANT)
  • DRAIN, COOL IN COLD WATER FOR 5 MINUTES.
  • DRAIN, ADD SUGAR, FLOUR, SALT, CINNAMON, CREAM OF TARTER AND LEMON JUICE.
  • STIR WELL.
  • ADD PINEAPPLE AND JUICE.
  • MIX WELL
  • DO NOT BEAT.
  • POUR INTO A GREASED BAKING DISH (13X9″ pan).
  • SPREAD DRY CAKE MIX OVER TOP AND SPRINKLE CINNAMON OVER TOP.
  • DRIZZLE BUTTER OVER CAKE MIX.
  • SPRINKLE NUTS ON TOP.
  • BAKE AT 350F degrees FOR 60 MINUTES.
  • BEST IF SERVED WARMED AND WITH WHIPPED TOPPING

Let us know what you think!

Send us a recipe and we’ll add it to the list- mearstucker@burgerfarms.com

Bon Apetit!