One of the old men from church has a garden with a ton of zucchini. My hubby made a trade and now we have 15 pounds of zucchini. The trade was that I would bottle some of it with our pressure cooker. I went to bottle some fagioli soup and we only had three jars. That's awesome: we have 15 lbs of zucchini, no money for more jars, so we need to eat the remaining 10 pounds of zucchini that I haven't cooked yet before it rots.
Here is Marilyn in the outfit that she picked out with some of the zucchini.
My last three jars. I used a pressure cooker for three jars.
The remaining soup I put it in the crock pot and we had it for dinner last night. The kids loved it.
1 lb ground beef
1 med onion chopped
2 tbsp spaghetti sauce seasoning (I use the old spice island recipe for the seasoning)
2 cloves garlic
- brown all of these ingredients above in a pan
a stalk of celery diced
2 med-large carrots chopped
1 cup of diced potato
2 cups squash or zucchini
a small can tomato paste (my hubby doesn't like the tomato chunks, but you can use whatever you want)
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup water
1 can white beans (I rinse them)
1 small can of v8
parsley, salt and pepper to taste
-throw everything into a crock pot and cook for about 4 hours on low. Feeds 8.