Friday, May 30, 2014

A not so lazy recipe

I call this Lazy Girl's blog because I feel like I'm kind of a lazy person.  That maybe I don't get off my duff as much as I should.  But perhaps that's also just a harsh opinion of myself.  Compared to my husband's highly-worked family, anybody would seem lazy.  And what's wrong with some good down-time on the couch with a book or some lazing about in the park?  These are moments that feed the soul and make us more than all work and no play dullards.

But speaking of feeding, this post is actually about a recipe.  And one that requires a tiny bit of effort compared to some of my go-to recipes.  Ok, not that much effort because this is still a lazy girl posting.  And true to my "lazy" self, this recipe was one I took from a magazine a few years ago and am just now getting around to trying. Please tell me I'm not the only one who does that!

Stuffed Round Zucchini

  • First wash three or four round zucchini.  Peel them to alternate the green peel with the light green flesh underneath.  Cook in boiling water for about 10 minutes.  Drain and let cool till you can handle them.  

  • Carefully cut the top of the zucchinito create a little hat for the presentation afterwards.  You don't need to cook the hat a second time.  

  • Scoop out the zucchiniflesh and separate out any seeds.  Dice the zucchiniflesh. 

  • Meanwhile sauté the meat of your choice, ground beef, turkey or sausage with shallots/onions, cherry tomatoes, according to your heart's desire. 

  • Mix the meat mixture with the diced zucchiniin the frying pan for a minute or two.

  • You can add some cream or tomato sauce or a soft cheese to the meat mixture and top with mozarella or grated cheese.  

  • Cook the stuffed zucchini in a pan in an oven preheated to 180°C or about 325°F.  Serve with rice or pasta.  Enjoy!


Holly Nelson @ English Girl Canadian Man said...

You are hilarious! You aren't the only one who takes a few years to complete the things you have seen in magazines - I am just the same. They look delicious though and so healthy!

I Say Oui said...

You're not the only one who does that. I bookmark recipes and try them months later. Let's congratulate ourselves for getting to them at all!

Lindle said...

I'm ashamed to say I've been planning on certain recipes for years and never make myself do them. For instance, Paula Dean's "Not Yo Mama's Banana Pudding" is supposed to be sublime (made with Pepperidge Farm Chessman Cookies), but I've yet to do it!
And you know your grandmother collected recipes with the best of intentions, but maybe only tried two or three of them a year. So, it's an accomplishment when you actually make yourself do it, and hope it is as good as it looked in the photo!
Yummy recipe you made, by the way.