I've mentioned before that I have picky eaters. But when I was growing up, pickiness wasn't one of my choices.
My mom has always been a creative cook. The most memorable dish she ever made was dubbed Toxic Zucchini by me and my sister. It tasted great, it just didn't present well the first time she made it.
Curious? Here's the recipe:
1 lb. ground beef or ground turkey
2 small zucchinis
1 small onion, chopped
Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to taste
Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise to make four pieces. Hollow out the center and set the scooped-out portion aside. Sprinkle the zucchini with a little salt and pepper.
Lay the zucchini hollow-side down in a baking dish with a small amount of water. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. Zucchini should be thoroughly cooked but not mushy.
While the zucchini is baking, brown the meat with Italian seasoning, chopped onion and the zucchini "guts" -- you can remove some of the larger seeds if you prefer.
Prepare your favorite white sauce. (I prefer to use sauce pouches since this is not my cooking forte.)
Once the zucchini has cooked, spoon the meat mixture into the hollow and top with white sauce.
Serve and enjoy!