Thursday, September 15, 2005

Has this ever happened to you?

Has this ever happened to you?

You answer your door to find a neighbor standing out there with a wagon full of squash and not just any squash the dreaded zucchini in all of its greenness. What do you do send them away and possibly hurt their feelings? Maybe you develop a sudden allergy or do you accept just to throw it away later. Well here is a solution for you. It tastes good and tastes even better the second day.

Bacon – Zucchini Soup:
Serves 6 – 8

8 cups unprepared zucchini
6 strips of bacon cut into pieces
1 can (10 ¾ oz) chicken broth
½ tsp salt (optional)
1 tsp season salt
1 tsp basil leaves
¼ tsp pepper
¾ cup chopped onions
Croutons and or parmesan cheese for toppings (optional)

Chop zucchini and set aside.
Fry bacon until crisp remove from pan
Sauté onions in bacon grease.

Combine zucchini with bacon, onions, and remaining ingredients in large pot and cook until zucchini is tender adding water as needed. And allow to cool. (Side note I personally cook the bacon in the large pot and leave the grease in the soup and leave out the salt. This way I only get one pot dirty.) Put cooked mixture in blender and blend until very smooth. Heat for serving and top with croutons and parmesan cheese if desired.

1 comment:

Eric said...

So, if you overpower the zucchini with powerful spices and bacons, cook the zucchini until it looses texture, and blend it for good measure, then it's edible? You may have a point there.