Let’s just take a second and talk about how delicious my dinner was. I don’t know what to do with all the zucchini I have, so if you have recipes, please share them! Tonight I sliced one up, threw it in a baking pan with some olive oil, and layered it. On each layer I put more olive oil, basil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and a bit of pecorino romano. Then I covered with foil, threw it in the over for about, I don’t know, 30 minutes on 375, until it was tender…and my gosh, it was good.
In the meantime…
I’m getting a ton of green beans from the garden, which is awesome, and I’m determined to get the most out of every plant and not lose a single bean. But, I’m about to go to Long Island for a week at home and I need to do something with these crazy beans! I’m freezing them.
Prep the beans by rinsing and cutting off the ends.
Boil a big pot of water. Get another big pot of ice water ready.
Stick the beans in the boiling water for about a minute until they turn a pretty, bright, Kate Spade green. This is called blanching. Dramatically place your hand on your forehead and say, “Oh, Blanch, what in Heaven’s name am aah gonna do with all theeeese beeaans?”
Transfer the beans to the ice water to immediately stop them from cooking further.
Drain the beans and throw them on a towel to air dry.
Throw those crazy beans in some freezer bags and go on vacation!