Before moving to Florida in middle school, I spent eight years living in Indiana. We lived in a great small Midwestern town in a friendly neighborhood with block parties and neighbors who bring cookies when you move in. Every year, my parents planted zucchini and tomato plants and we would have bags and bags of them spread all over the kitchen. Every night at dinner, my dad would slice up some tomato and I’d put a little salt and pepper and enjoy. Every morning at breakfast, there would be warm zucchini bread.
Whenever I eat zucchini, I feel a great sense of nostalgia remembering the great times I had growing up in Indiana. This is one of my favorite zucchini recipes to make: Giada De Laurentiis’ stuffed zucchinis.
You hollow out zucchini to make long boats, and they are stuffed with a seasoned ground turkey mixture. I omitted the Pecorino Romano from the mixture but sprinkled some parmesan on my serving before eating.
Giada also recommends stuffing bell peppers. I love making this dish. It’s hearty and very flavorful, and I hope you’ll try it.
Yesterday was an exciting day for me because my first ever order from OpenSky came! I have been wanting to buy BIC Bands for awhile after having a difficult time finding something to hold back my hair while working out. They’re also incredibly cute. By following Tina on OpenSky, I got a set of three at a discount. I wore the first one today at the gym, and I’m in love.
Do any foods trigger certain memories for you?