Zucchini Pineapple Bread

zucchini cake

 Ingredients:

3 eggs
1 c. oil
2 c. sugar
3 c. flour
3 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp.baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 c. raisins
3 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. chopped walnuts
1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple, drained
2 c. grated zucchini

Method:

Beat eggs until fluffy and add oil, sugar, vanilla and zucchini. Mix well. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Add raisins, pineapple and nuts. Blend. Bake in greased and floured Bundt pan at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 20 minutes or 2 greased and floured bread pans for 1 hour.

 

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Zucchini Parmesan

Two typical Zucchini

Ingredients:

1 lb. ground chuck
2 medium onions, chopped
2 Tbsp. salad oil
1 (16 oz.) can solid pack tomatoes
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
1 green pepper, chopped
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1 c. grated Cheddar cheese
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. oregano
4 medium zucchini, sliced 1/2-inch thick

Method:

Heat oven to 350 degrees. In Dutch oven, saute chuck and onion in salad oil, until meat is brown and crumbly. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste and green pepper. Simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Blend in grated cheese, stir in salt, garlic salt, oregano and zucchini. Simmer uncovered for 15 minutes. Turn into a 12x8x2 inch pan or baking dish and sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese. Bake 45 minutes or until top is brown and crusty.

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Cosmic Spuds

Potatoes with garlic, grease and spice

Ingredients:

3 large potatoes
2 to 3 Tbsp. oil
1 medium green pepper, cut into bite-size pieces
1 medium onion, cut into bite-size pieces
1 clove garlic
1 medium zucchini, cut into bite-size pieces
1/4 lb. fresh mushrooms, cut into bite-size pieces
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 to 1/2 lb. Monterey Jack cheese

Method:

Cut potatoes up into bite-size pieces. Heat oil in large skillet. Add potatoes to heated oil. Cut up zucchini, green peppers, onion and mushrooms. Add vegetables to potatoes when potatoes are tender. Stir-fry until all of the vegetables are tender. Add one clove of diced garlic. Stir-fry for 30 seconds. Cover top of mixture with Monterey Jack cheese. Cook until cheese is melted. Season. Enjoy!

Optional ingredients: Splash of tamari sauce, a pinch of hot red peppers or a few jalapeno peppers if you like it hot.

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