Bikini? A bikini in the garden?
I follow her, wondering...Have the neighbors had another wild swim party?
And this is what Mr. B. brings into the house:
That's a big bikini all right. And much more welcome in my sink than the feisty neighbor's swimming garb.
What to do with my first massive zucchini? Bake a cake.
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
3 cups grated zucchini
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch baking pan or bundt pan.
In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Add the eggs and oil, mix well. Fold in the nuts and zucchini until they are evenly distributed. Pour into the prepared pan.
Bake for 50 to 60 minutes in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool cake completely before frosting with your favorite frosting.
Mmmm...Sweet but not too sweet. And there's a veggie in there - oh so healthy. ;)
So that was a few days ago. The last two pieces of 'bikini cake' were staring me down from under the cake dome. I'm pretty sure they were calling out mournfully, "Eat me."
No, bikini cake, I will not eat you. Because, although you have an adorable name, a bikini is the last thing I'll want to think about after your effects on my body.
So I saved the last of it for the kids.
Maybe I'm raising a couple of culinary art geniuses.
Well, he was feeling a little sorry for himself to be missing out on the berry art and consumption.
Next year, cherub, next year.
And now the cake is gone, so I can stop hearing voices coming from my cake dome.