National Zucchini Day?

Posted on August 5th, 2010 by Clinically Clueless
zucchiniIn August, it seems that at work and other places are free zucchini’s everywhere.  Well, that is when they are at their best, but the usually grow more than what one person or one family can consume.  Therefore, this silly day was born in the United States where I live in sunny Southern California.
The following is from WellCat.com:

August 8th is National Zucchini Day or Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbors’ Porch Day.  This special day was formed due to overzealous planting of zucchini, citizens are asked to drop off baskets of the squash on neighbors’ doorsteps.

Top 20 List for successful sneaking of Zucchini or otherwise ridding yourself of unwanted surplus summer squash

1) Carefully place a dozen or more zucchini in a large, sturdy black plastic trash bag, then add a couple layers of unwanted clothing. Drive to nearest Goodwill or Salvation Army, hand over bag to nearest volunteer. Politely refuse any offered receipt. Leave quickly.

2) Look for out of the way places which have signs posted, “Clean Fill Wanted.”

3) Reserve 1/2 of the space in large, upright freezer, gather all available plastic containers & freezer bags. Drink a vat of your favorite caffinated beverage, in preparation for staying up round the clock to puree large quantities of zucchini. This can then be packaged neatly and artistically labeled: “For Zucchini Nut Bread Recipe.” These packages can be freely given, along with copies of recipe, to anyone on your Christmas list. [Ed. note: I solemnly promise that I will eventually post this recipe.]

4) Under light of full moon, either stark naked or wearing full army camouflage, carrying a machete or any garden implement, run amuck in your zucchini patch, cutting and slashing. Be sure to thank mother nature for her bounty before and after this cathartic experience.

5) Buy a large roll of freezer paper–the kind that sub shops use to, you know, wrap up their subs & other sandwiches. Then proceed to wrap each zucchini which has managed to grow to a foot or more in length. Next time your child has a fundraiser, send him or her out supplied with these phoney subs. Tell child to drop them off with neighbors or relatives and leave quickly. It’s advisable that a responsible adult hover nearby in a get-away car.

6) Gotta run! Time to order my seeds. Rest of top 20 list to follow soon! Send us some of your own ideas meanwhile! Info@wellcat.com.

SHARE SOME OF YOUR IDEAS OF COOKING WITH OR EATING ZUCCHINI OR WAYS TO GIVE THEM TO YOUR NEIGHBOR.

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3 Responses to “National Zucchini Day?”

  1. Jim says:

    Hi CC,

    Here in the UK we call Zucchini a courgete, exactly the same vegetable, or is it a fruit? Got this from Wiki:

    In a culinary context, zucchini is treated as a vegetable, which means it is usually cooked and presented as a savory dish or accompaniment. Botanically, however, the zucchini is an immature fruit, being the swollen ovary of the female zucchini flow.

    Well I never!

    • :-) From what I remember from my high school biology class which was just five years ago. (lol) Things with a pit or seeds are classified as a fruit and those without are vegetables. We use a lot of produce as vegetables that are actually fruit. A strawberry is special as it belong to two classifications. One a fruit as it has seed and two a classification for seed on the outside.
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  2. Chaqueta corta de moda, lleno y la expansión del collar, lindo lindo, quieres vestir más puntos se puede utilizar con pieza de patrón de marea Mickey Mouse T-shirt. Apariencia regordeta no se ve gordo, vestido con leggings ajustados y botas de piezas, es la tendencia. Abajo de un estilo de párrafo corto es muy conveniente para el pequeño MM, diseño de la chaqueta de manga corta es muy elegante, con un hermoso cinturón, parecía muy encantador. En ese momento, llevaba un pantalón negro estrecho piernas, tiene una rica visión de los colores. Llevar faldas de lana, señoras le hará más belleza.

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