Seasoned Zucchini And Baby Carrots
This is one of many recipes contained within the pages of the Free Stuff 4 Daily Needs Cookbook.
In keeping with other recipes in this valuable cookbook resource, this one is simple to make. Choice of ingredients is also very few and simple.
At Free Stuff 4 Daily Needs our goal is to help EMPOWER you towards a HOPE and a FUTURE. Easy to prepare recipes is part of that.
Baby carrots and regular carrots sliced can be used. Both types of carrots will lend itself to sweetness and a dash of color along with the zucchini. And seasoned with some Thyme leaves just zings the taste even more.
A simple delight to prepare and eat.
Memories Of Home Grown Zucchini
Growing up in a family of 6 children, we grew a lot of our own vegetables. I learned many valuable skills about canning and freezing down especially during my teenage years.
Even growing up in the late 1970’s there were issues of Food Security. And with 6 teenagers, if you’ve ever seen 1 eat, you know how hard it can be to feed 6 teenagers at once.
One of the many vegetables we grew in the garden, was zucchini.
However, it never resembled any zucchini that you purchase in the super market today. It took me a long time to start buying those grocery store versions they call zucchini. To me, they were like baby fish that should be thrown back in the pond. Too small to eat.
Let me explain. My mom had a theory, and a pretty darn good one. Let that one zucchini keep growing until it was a size that could feed 8 people. Six children and 2 adults. That way, every zucchini on the plant was optimized to its fullest potential.
One zucchini per meal and in this way, all of the zucchini fed us for a longer period of time.
The small zucchini versions that are sold in markets today, would have been a luxury item for my family growing up. My mom would have needed several of them for one meal. Her method, again, only used 1 zucchini for a family of 8.
I’ve heard that the smaller ones taste better, but however, having been brought up on the gigantic zucchini, I don’t notice a difference.
Hmm, maybe I should add some zucchini plants to my vegetable garden this year and see how big I can make them.
How Does Your Family Combat Food Security Issues?
How about you? Are you going to grow some zucchini in your family’s efforts to combat Food Security Issues?