When Life Gives You Zucchini

July 27th, 2012

You know that old saying — “When life gives you zucchini…make quiche.

You don’t?  Huh.  That’s odd.  You must not live in the land of serious home gardeners.

There’s a whole lotta zucchini around here, despite the weird summer weather we’ve had.  Faced with a truly ridiculous supply of summer squash and a sizable bag of home-grown tomatoes, I did what any normal person would do.  I went on a quiche-making binge.  Part of our church’s Free Farmer’s Market is a free hot breakfast for all comers, so I planned ahead, grated a lot of cheese, cracked a lot of eggs and now have eight (yes, eight) zucchini-bacon quiche hanging out in my freezer, ready for the next market day.

Quiche definitely falls into that category of foods that are easy to make multiples of.  It takes nowhere near four times the effort to make four quiche instead of one.  You can bake them all at once.  You just dice a few more onions and shred the whole pound of cheese instead of just part of it.

I also have about six dozen cookies, a few cookie bars, and a smattering of chocolate chip muffins awaiting our next farmer’s market.  At times like this, I truly appreciate my chest freezer!

3 responses to “When Life Gives You Zucchini”

  1. Cindi Frye says:

    Kate, you are an inspiration. What a sweet, giving heart.

  2. April says:

    my favorite below, but it also disappears into orzo quite nicely.

    Zucchini Slice Bake
    375 g zucchini
    3 rashers bacon (optional)
    1 c self-rising flour (1 c SR flour = 1 c flour plus 1 tsp baking soda)
    5 eggs
    1 lg onion
    1 c grated cheese
    ½ c oil
    Salt, Pepper

    Grate zucchini (or whatever else is around, carrot, etc), finely chop onion, bacon (we never use). Mix all ingredients. Pour in well-greased 9×13 pan and bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes until brown.
    Good hot or cold
    If you have fresh herbs, throw some in.

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