Monday, July 6, 2009

Yes. Zucchini!

Hey Everybody,

My son's friend, M., came over and grabbed the chair next to mine. It was our annual Fourth of July church picnic, moved indoors because of rain (make that because of a deluge!), but M. had a question just for me.

"Zucchini, Miss Rebecca?"

The expression on his face said it all. This year, for the first time ever, I entered the church's annual dessert contest. My entry? A pan of zucchini brownies. Not kidding! I have had this recipe forever, and I finally decided to try it. M. couldn't believe that he had eaten a zucchini brownie, and that he had actually enjoyed it!

If you have lots of zucchini in your garden, have some fun and try this recipe. This proves that a little chocolate and sugar can cover a multitude of...vegetables! (Or something like that, right?)

What you need:

1/2 c. butter (or margarine)
1 3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
1/2 c. sour milk (add 1 1/2 t. vinegar)
1 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
2 1/2 c. flour
4 T. cocoa
2 c. grated zucchini

What you do:

Cream butter, sugar, and oil. Beat in eggs. Add vanilla, milk, and salt. Sift flour, baking soda, and cocoa; add to mixture. Add zucchini and mix well. Put in lightly greased 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top before baking OR use your favorite frosting after baking. Bake 45 minutes at 325. (I'm sorry I don't have a picture for y'all!)

btw, I did not win the contest (sniff!), but I think everyone would agree that this is a great way to eat your vegetables! :)



Chatty Kelly said...

I loved your comment "Cover a multitude of...vegetables!" My brother grows zucchini, so I think I might get a couple from him & give this a try.

Edie said...

I might be able to get my grandkids to eat veggies this way! :)

My ADHD Me said...

Hi. Glad to see you're back in the blog world. I've been meaning to get over here but lately haven't been visiting anywhere near the amount of blogs that I used to.

I like zucchini so this would be interesting to try. Since Chatty Kelly's brother is my brother too, I'll let her make it....then I'll just happen to pop by to try some.

Jane In The Jungle said...

Considering my youngest son considers veggies straight from the depths of hell itself, this will work great....that boy LOVES brownies!!

Rebecca Ingram Powell said...

Hey Jane--don't tell him what they are until he is on his third or fourth one!

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