Jun 13, 2010

Idaho Becky Proudly Presents:......What's For Dinner

ZUCCANOES!
We were SUPPOSED to rent a canoe and visit the river with the kids, but a certain kid who shall remain nameless did NOT take his nap, so the trip was cancelled. Instead, I made Zuccanoes. You can make them too! They are yummy.

Here's a picture.



And here's how.
 This recipe is from Moosewood Cookbook (My Fave)
Make Some rice. You'll need 1 1/2 cups. (we had some left-over from last night)
4 Zucchini, split length-wise to make boats. Scrape out innards and reserve.
1 Onion, sauté for a few minutes in a little olive oil
Add the chopped zucchini innards
garlic 
1/2 lb minced mushrooms 
salt
cayenne pepper
black pepper

Put the rice in a bowl. Add 1 1/2 cups finely chopped/ground almonds and mix well. Toss in the sautéd vegetables and some fresh parsley. If you have other fresh herbs like dill or marjoram, go ahead and toss those bad boys in, too.

Load up the boats with the stuffing. Sprinkle with swiss cheese 
(Or not. We only had cheddar so that's what I used but cheese is optional) 
Bake for 30-40 minutes. 

PEPPER SAUCE (this stuff is GOOD)
steam hulled red bell peppers (2) for about 10 minutes, covered
put in blender with a little salt and pepper and a garlic clove. 
YAY! It's dinner time!

WARNING: 
The Bell Pepper Sauce WILL stain. We lost a pair of The Baby's cutest pink checked shorts to the evil that is Red Bell Pepper Sauce. If you're feeding this to kids, I suggest doing so in the buff 
(the kids, not you) 
and possibly in the bathtub, because it also stained white linoleum. 

1 comment:

Chrsitina MC said...

SOILOVE is my new fav stain remover. It gets out 90% of what E does to her clothes. I've only found it at Basha's and one other place. Look up online for ID.