Did you know that August 8 was national "sneak some zucchini on to your neighbor's porch" day? Yes, it's actually a day. Unfortunately, I missed it due to lack of production. I think I was watering the zucchini too much, because once I cut down, the zucchinis started producing, and now I have 3 beauties sitting on my counter waiting for me to do something with them.
Here are some fun ideas from allrecipes.com to accomplish your sneak. I actually would have appreciated a neighbor sneaking zucchini on to my porch on August 8, but just in case your neighbors are not like me in this regard, here's a kinder, gentler way to sneak that green summer squash onto your neighbor's doorstep (because I know you're already planning for next year):
(The BEST Ever) Zucchini Nut Muffins
3 c all-purpose flour
1 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
1 t cinnamon
2 c sugar
4 eggs, room temperature
1 c oil (soybean preferred)
2 c grated, unpeeled zucchini
1/2 t vanilla
1 c chopped walnuts
1/2 c golden raisins (I leave these out)
Preheat oven to 350. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, then set aside. Combine sugar and eggs in large mixing bowl and beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Gradually add oil, beating constantly 2-3 minutes. Add zucchini and vanilla and blend well. Stir in walnuts and raisins. Fold in sifted dry ingredients just until batter is evenly moistened--careful not to overmix. Spoon batter into non-stick muffin pans. Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Let stand 10 minutes, then turn muffins out onto rack to cool. Makes 24 muffins.
Mmmm...guess what I'm doing today, besides digging up more irises, that is. Watch out zucchinis, here I come!