Zucchinis scare me. I always have the most normal intentions when I buy zucchini plants. I just want to plant them, let them grow, develop fruit, and then eat them.
But this so-called “fruit” has life of its own. As a matter of fact, I am not so sure they are not aliens. I know this may sound far-fetched to some people, but I guarantee that those people have never, ever, grown zucchini.
Last week I had a busy week, (not unlike all my other weeks and everybody else’s weeks). So when I finally got around to picking a zucchini for dinner last Thursday, this is what I found…
My son had to help me extract this 14 lbs of squash from their cage.
I turned my back on them for barely a day or so, and they turned into gargantuan squash. It is hard to convince me that they are really vegetables and not some alien life form. Why else would they grow so fast???
Momo wieghs less than this squash. Momo also seems a bit fearful of the large squash.
As I Googled what to do with giant zucchini, I noticed that even the examples featured on the internet weren’t as big as mine. The larger of my zucchini is bigger than my older son when he was born.
Enter my wonderful Italian neighbor Patrizia. She likes those zucchini grande!
I asked her what she was going to do with it, and she said she likes to slice up the zucchini, fry it in butter, and throw it into pasta…enough pasta to feed a small Italian village.