As summer gets hotter, zucchini season shifts into full gear. Are you finding yourself with a bounty of zucchini? Share it as you celebrate Â“Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Night,Â” on August 8. No Kidding! Get your kids involved this year by using some of these creative ideas:
- Give your harvest of zucchini to friends, neighbors and co-workers.
- Have kids wrap Â“zucchini giftsÂ” in a creative way. Get a paper bag, a paper plate and paint and make a zucchini stamp. Cut a zucchini in half, lengthwise. Dip the cut half into paint on a paper plate and press onto the paper bag. Let the paint dry and decorate with markers.
- Make and send cards with your favorite zucchini recipe to celebrate.
- Throw a zucchini themed dinner with neighbors. Everyone brings a dish that features the green gem of a vegetable. (For some great recipes, see DKÂ’s Grow It, Cook ItÂ—the zucchini frittata recipe is yummy!)
- Try eating zucchini raw if you never have beforeÂ—it is tender and a bit sweet.
- Have a neighborhood zucchini contestÂ—give a prize for the largest, the prettiest and the most unique.
- Sneak shredded zucchini into dishes like lasagna, quesadillas, and omelets.
- Bake zucchini bread or muffins. Leave these on your neighborÂ’s porches.
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