The Amazing Zucchini.

Last week, one of my co-workers brought in a bag of zucchinis. I saw them on people’s desks around the office and finally asked where they were coming from. It was as if the office were being invaded by enormous squash — and I wanted in on it!

I chose this thing out of a bag where there were larger ones, but I wanted one that I knew I could at least do some justice without wasting too much of it. Then the guy told me that he had another bag of larger ones in the trunk of his car. Can you imagine?

This is me, working out with it. We’ll call this Dumbbell Zucchini. At nearly 10 pounds (I wish I’d weighed it!), it was certainly something to brag about!

Lift it up:

Put it down:

Let’s give Tug (the cat) a zucchini smiley-face:

How about a telephone?

No! Don’t look into the Eye of the zucchini!

Here, Ripper and Slasher communicate through either end of it.

A zucchini rainbow?

Or an automatic zucchini feeder…

Or, I can just cut it up and eat it because you’re not supposed to play with your food. But, as any kid will tell you, playing with your food makes it so much better!

Who knew that one of the perks of my job would include 10 pound zucchinis?



Filed under I feel Amused, Kid Substitutes, Weird is Fun

22 responses to “The Amazing Zucchini.

  1. noonie

    when did you start getting prophetic, am on holiday for three weeks, what;’s the betting I will return to two foot long zucchini in the garden?

    Last year the kids kept moaning there’s too much courgette in this.. but I only put one in.. PS courgette = zucchini over here.

    So what did you make with it?

    • I swear, those huge courgettes appear almost overnight, don’t they? Or three weeks. But how does something grow that fast??

      Make with it? Oh, I just put it in salads, or steam it.

  2. Cat


    Oh this made me laugh and laugh!

    I needed that, thank you.

  3. That’s what I call a zucchini. My mom routinely grows them that big. I also don’t know what to do with them when I get them, besides sauteing them with onions and garlic or making zucchini bread that is.

    I’m sure your cats appreciated all of your zucchini fun at their expense.

    • I wish I had a yard that I could grow them in, I miss having a yard!
      I’m trying growing zucchini in a container this year, we’ll see how that goes.
      The cats, well, my two really wanted to eat it. They think anything that comes in from the back yard is for their eating pleasure. Weirdos.

  4. *laughing* you funnee girl!

  5. That’s one crazy giant zucchini! Like, noonie, I’d like to know how you prepared it.

    • I still have half of it left! Thank goodness for green bags. 🙂

      I’m eating it in chunks, either steaming it or putting it in salads.

      If I steam all of it, could I freeze it? Or do you think that would make it lose its taste?

  6. grrrace

    wtf!!!! that is scary-huge!!!!!!!

  7. And endless ‘fun with cats’

  8. tony

    Silly sweetie have fun with her food and kitties. love you soooooo much, XXOXOXOXOXOX

  9. Hee hee! I got a zucchini that big recently, but it wasn’t telephone-shaped. Yours is way cooler.

    Inquiring minds are dying to know … what was the fate of your zucchini? Steaming? Bread? Casserole? Telephone?

    • Where’d you get your big zucchini? Is there a story? 🙂

      The fate of my zucchini is that I’m eating it in chunks. Steaming it or putting it in salads. Mmmmm. It’s the endless zucchini.

  10. Wow, almost obscenely big!!

  11. angi

    I love me some fried zuc’s and yellow squash.

    • Fried… 😆
      After our conversation today, if I borrowed your 14 year old, I think he’d have non-stop poopy if he ate our diet! I steamed it, or eat it raw (in salad). Fried… hehehe