Zucchini Desperate Too

by Nancy Thompson

Our awful heat spell finally broke last week with 60 to 80 mile an hour winds and torrential downpours. It left cooling temps and lower humidity which I will take any time. The wind pushed over my tomato cages, uprooted sunflowers and pushed down flowers, pumpkins and winter squash. As I surveyed the damage, using hammer and stakes here; string and pen knife there I came at last to the summer squash. There among hail punctured leaves lay the ever growing zucchini. Low and behold at the very bottom the elusive monster grew hidden under layers of blossoms and wet and damaged leaves along with 5 or more smaller ones. Even after canning and giving the stuff away there was just too much. My friends were walking away and I was zucchini desperate.

Zucchini Casserole

  • 3 cups grated zucchini
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • 1 Tbsp. olive or vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup Bisquick or 1 c flour plus 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup Velveeta cheese, thin sliced or cubed
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tsp. parsley (optional)

Grease or spray large casserole dish. Mix all ingredients together.

Bake at 350 for 1 hour.