This is what usually happens in our garden!
My son, Todd, age five, with our bounty of zucchini.Todd, age seventeen, "Why do we still have to grow zucchini, Mom?"
When my children were little we would plant things in our garden that were easy to grow. Zucchini was one. Every year we would end up with a great bounty of zucchini. In order to get the kids to eat all that zucchini, I would make up different recipes. One really good one was:
Chocolate, Chocolate-chip Zucchini Cookies
Remember, “chocolate doesn't make the world go around ... but it certainly makes the ride worthwhile!”…and it helps you eat up all your zucchini!
The Cast of Characters:
½ c. butter flavored Crisco
½ c. granulated sugar
½ c. brown suger, firmly packed
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 t. vanilla (I like Mexican vanilla the best!)
2 ¼ c. all-purpose flour
1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa
1 t. baking soda
½ t. salt
1 ¾ c. grated zucchini (drain well)
1 c. chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Spray cookie sheets with Pam. Cream together Crisco and sugars until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa, soda and salt and gradually stir this into creamed mixture.
Fold in grated zucchini and chocolate chips.
Can "The Purse Dog" have some? No way! The Purse Dog says, "Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my closeup!)
Drop cookies onto cookie sheets. I make mine big when I make this dessert (you’ll see why!). Bake for 13-15 minutes. Remove and place on foil to cool. Makes about a dozen large cookies or 4 dozen small ones.
The climax of this Epic Drama (or is it a ‘One-Hit-Wonder’?)
It’s all about presentation, according to my friend Martha Stewart. Did I ever tell you about the time my daughters and I met her? (It was long before she went to prison.)
Notice who is making a cameo in our little drama. It's none other than some new Lakehouse Dry Goods pink hydrangea fabric! So pretty, don't you think?
Top these cookies with ice cream and syrup. They’re rich and delicious!
Your family will be big fans!
What is the Director of this Epic Drama (Vivian Love) working on these days?
...and I’m also teaching freemotion machine quilting classes at Cranberry Quiltworks once a month. Above, you see a class sample I did with black cotton sateen and variegated threads.
Photos by Vivian Love, on location in Yorba Linda, California.
Fabrics by Holly Holderman's Lakehouse Dry Goods.
And of course,
No animals were harmed in the posting of this blog…(in fact they were spoiled!)