Monday, November 30, 2009

Movie Sunday and Zuchini boats

Spent a very lazy sort of day yesterday. The weather was cold and grey, the morning saw the guys off to church and me home doing coursework, which was fitting for the weather. After lunch I suggested that we go out for a walk , but no one was that ambitious. Including myself. So we wound up watching Fiddler on the Roof- a movie that I used to love and really wanted my son to see. Not a good idea it seems. Perhaps it is because I am older, perhaps it is for other reasons, but now that movie scares the heck out of me.The idea that overnight everything you hold near and dear can change within the blink of an eye is more frightening than any slasher film. As they say, there are so many worse things than death. Perhaps it is a genetic sort of memory involved here. My maternal great grandfather came from that part of the world at that time. The older I get, the more I understand.

Meanwhile, I tried another experiment in low carb cusine- Stuffed Zuchini Boats. This one seems to neded a little adjustment.

Stuffed Zucchini Boats- serves 3

3 zucchini
1 lb ground meat ( I used ground beef)
2 T italian seasoning
1 t garlic powder
1 c shredded mozzarella

Cut the zucchinis lengthwise and remove the seeds and middle with a spoon. Meanwhile , in a bowl combine all remaining ingredients except the cheese and divide evenly between the zuchini. fill the cavity with the meat mixture and bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Top with the cheese and return to the oven or 10 minutes.

Next time I think I may swap out the meat for Italian sausage and perhaps add some tomato sauce to flavor the zucchini more


Diane Fit to the Finish said...

They didn't even have zucchini in the grocery store yesterday when I was there. I wanted some for a dish I was making and the guy just said, "No, not right now." Sooo helpful!

I am in the midst of decorating for Christmas. Well, actually I'm trying to stay out of the way because I'm not very good at it!

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

How strange about the zucchini ! It seems that is one veggie that is always on the stands here. Perhaps it was just a temporary snafu with the supplier or something .

And good luck staying out of the way. Just keep repeating over and over that this is how they learn independence, creativity and all those good things !


A tip about italian sausage: I have given up buying italian sausage because I cannot find one I like that does not have "parts" in know, where you're chewing and you feel a gristly piece and it's just gross.

What I do now is use organic lean ground beef and just add fennel seed. It tastes like italian sausage but is a lot leaner and healthier.