We have been waiting to eat some zucchini. We are going to have a ton - but everything was just too small- we thought- to pick for dinner. My husband didn't want me to do any "premature picking" but I convinced him that we will have so much later. . .a few picked early wouldn't hurt. Well it has been a week since that discussion and we have had this side dish 3 times over! Here's all you need to do to make these yummy zucchini strips -
2 cups margarine (4 sticks) softened
1 cup brown Sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
4 cups flour
1 ½ cups slivered almond
2 cups oats
2 packages chocolate chips (24 oz) OR mix and match with raisins, cranberries, nuts, etc.
Mix all ingredients with hands. Form into 28 large balls and place on greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. This is how to cook them all the way through -flatten cookies with the spatula or glass jar and cook 2-3 more minutes more. Makes 28 large cookies – 1 serving per person.
When I was a kid - the whole family used to drive in the tractor/wagon with my Grandpa to a big patch of wild blackberries. This huge patch was in one of my Grandpa's fields - and what seemed to be at the time - so far away from the house. As an adult - I miss those blackberries and found a random vine in my backyard last spring after a large pine tree was taken out. Now the patch has grown to over 20 ft. long and six feet high with tons of berries - in just one year. What a nice gift of fruit.
We eat them every night mixed with some raspberries from our front yard. I also made jam and next on the agenda is canning pie filling YUM!