Roy came over last week bearing gifts. He brought me a large green baseball bat. On closer inspection, I realized it was a club. What would I do with a green club? My imagination ran wild.
"From my garden," Roy said proudly. He must be using the green club to beat away the squirrels. Ah, but then I realized it was a Zucchini! Roy had grown the world's largest green squash. I'm set on vegetables for the next few months. Zucchini on anabolic steroids!
For Clink & Roy, from page 58 of the Better Homes and Gardens Bread book I've had since college:
Zucchini Nut Loaf
1.5 C flour (Clink: the "C" stands for 'cup")
1 teaspoon (t) cinnamon
0.5 t baking soda
0.5 t ground nutmeg
0.25 t baking powder
0.5 t salt
Mix the above together and set aside (dry ingredients)
1 C sugar
1 C finely shreeded unpeeled zucchini
Beat together sugar, zucchini and egg, the add oil and lemon peel and mix well. Stir in the above dry ingredients. Fold in chopped nuts
1/4 C cooking oil
0.25 t finely shredded lemon peel
half C chopped walnuts
Good stuff. And for the record, Roy hates when I exaggerate, but the zucchini is about as long as my dog, Kobe.