I only planted 1 plant of zucchini this year. I read that one plant can produce enough to feed a family. I had no idea how much zucchini I would be getting! My family is not a huge fan of zucchini but my hubby and I really like it. My favorite way to cook it is to saute it on the stove with a little extra virgin olive oil and soy sauce. Mmmmm, so yummy.
But really I don't want to eat it every night. So I have been freezing my leftovers. It is very easy. One way is to just wash your zucchini, chop off both ends and grate into a bowl. You can grate the entire thing, skin and seeds. So far I have frozen 6 cups of shredded zucchini. I froze them in 1 cup increments because that is what my zucchini bread recipe calls for. So, when I am ready to make another loaf of bread I can just pull out 1 package and it is all ready for me to use.
I just picked 3 more today. With these I will cut into cubes, blanch and freeze for later use in stir fry or soup. This is a great way to stock up for winter, and make use of your harvest so that nothing goes to waste.
This post is linked to Simple Lives Thursday at A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa.