Now I'm sure all you veggie growers have experienced this - coming back from holidays and discovering a whopper of a zucchini in your patch. Like this one. It weighs 1.6kg and is 37cms long. Eldest Monkey Boy's eyes nearly popped out of his head when he saw it. There were also fortunately a couple of other lovely little zucchinis which I sliced thinly using the mandolin and put into a pasta. I'd forgotten I had this mandolin slicer.
My mum used to use one in the '70s and when I saw this last year I bought it convinced it was the gadget I must have. Unfortunately, along with other must have gadgets (juicer I'm looking at you) it hasn't received much use. Maybe I need to hang it up in my kitchen somewhere visible. Anyway, the pasta was delish with zucchini, broccoli, spring onion, pine nuts, basil leaves and some leftover marinated goats cheese. Yum. Eldest Monkey Boy informed me during the meal that he didn't much like zucchini. Perhaps he was looking over at whopper and imagining two weeks of zucchini dinners.
Well what on earth am I going to do with this whopper zucchini? I think something this size will taste terrible but maybe I'll get away with a zucchini slice. Any suggestions?