A few days ago, Granny sent me a link to her awesome chocolate zucchini cake recipe and then sent me a few others by email. I was facing a difficult zucchini issue having harvested 28 in one week and given away or eaten all I could. Michelle sent me a wonderful recipe for zucchini pickles, but I decided to try my hand at relish and made some zucchini relish this morning. I'll post on that tomorrow. However, even after the relish, which took 12 cups of finely chopped zucchini, which is no small amount, I still had 6 left over and harvested three more today.
This is where Granny's chocolate cake comes in. I decided to make cupcakes so I could freeze them and pull them out when wanted and here they are!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Granny is right. Chocolate is indeed a vegetable, and I'll proclaim it until the end of the earth because this child just put one of these in her mouth, bit of a piece, chewed and actually swallowed.
So, fine. It was the only bite she took and I'm sure there was no nutritional value left in the zucchini, what with the butter and sugar and all, but she put it in there and now there's zucchini in her belly. Done. Nuf said.
But I still had 4 left over so I made another recipe she sent. This was actually very, very good. I thought it would just be like a glorified pasta sauce, but it was really substantial and good!
So, Granny...thanks for being in my thoughts today. You've made zucchini enjoyable again.
I'll post on that relish soon, OH and I scored HUGE today. Huge garden score. Maybe I'll post on that tomorrow instead. Hmmm.. decisions, decisions.