Admittedly, I’m not the best listener.
In my defense, I’m actively working on it.
I understand your skepticism of course. It might help to know I have “A Plan,” which probably isn’t a surprise given my love of organizing all the things, especially if I get to pen a list or even better, multiple lists. Bonus points for bullet points. With concrete and clear ideas set in stone or truly etched on paper, I’m certain success will be mine. In fact, I’m ready and listening whenever you feel like agreeing with me.
Naturally, you’re curious about said plan, which is understandable and only right. In fact, I’m sure there are other non-listeners in the audience right now saying, “Wait, this is something you can change. I had no idea. Here I though I was destined to go through life making it all about me.”
No judgment here; I can relate, a little too much, which is why I’m going to share my critically acclaimed three step program with all of you.
- Stop talking. Pretty simple that first step. Bite your tongue, but not too hard since you wouldn’t want to damage your taste buds. Food is too lovely for that.
- Stay focused, which means no more noodling things over in your noggin, at least not when someone else is talking. Save your brain power for more important things, like how much wood could a woodchuck chuck.
- Engage in what others are saying. Instead of telling your own tales, ask them follow up questions about theirs, which will, of course, require you to employ the skills learned in phase one and two.
There you have it. My entire plan, in all it’s shining glory. It’s practically foolproof, which means even I can manage it.
Now you might be wondering what this has to do with zucchini, and the answer is recently readers have left me comments about drowning in this lovely and phallic green vegetable. I get it.
More importantly, you talked, and I listened, which is why today I’m sharing a plethora of zucchini and summer squash recipes with all of you. Go forth, listen and get your veggie on.
SUMMER SQUASH AND ZUCCHINI RECIPE ROUND UP
Summer Squash Fritters with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce from Clean Eats, Fast Feets
Pesto Infused Summer Squash and Zucchini Quiche from Clean Eats, Fast Feets
Last although certainly not least, when you can’t be bothered, simply shred it and stick in the freezer. You can deal with it another day. This is my favorite method because it means I get zucchini bread pancakes, muffins, enchiladas, and fritters all in the dead of winter. Plus I don’t have to drain the liquid. The defrosting process takes care of that minor detail for you.
Do you get lots of summer squash and zucchini? What’s your favorite way to utilize it? Feel free to include a link to the recipe in your comment. The more the merrier.