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!
Let’s give Tug (the cat) a zucchini smiley-face:
No! Don’t look into the Eye of the zucchini!
Here, Ripper and Slasher communicate through either end of it.
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?
22 responses to “The Amazing Zucchini.”
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.
Oh this made me laugh and laugh!
I needed that, thank you.
My pleasure! 😉
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.
*laughing* you funnee girl!
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?
wtf!!!! that is scary-huge!!!!!!!
*rawr* The zucchini monster is coming to get you! Don’t mind the odd shadows in your window! hehehe
And endless ‘fun with cats’
… there’s always that added bonus. 🙂
Silly sweetie have fun with her food and kitties. love you soooooo much, XXOXOXOXOXOX
It’s always fun to combine the two, right? hehe
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.
Wow, almost obscenely big!!
Obscene is a good adjective for this… it’s taking up a lot of my veggie drawer, and there’s only half of it left!
I love me some fried zuc’s and yellow squash.
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