Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Zucchini Fritters

Leah and I made these last night and they were YUMMY!  Remember, this is from a boy who doesn't even like zucchini.  I ate half of them.

2 small zucchini (10 oz. each)
1 large carrot
1 egg
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper

Grate zucchini and carrots.  With paper towels, dry vegetables well.  Mix together all ingredients.  Shape into 8 equally sized balls (this is messy).  Put four balls in a greased frypan and press balls until flat.  Cook them for five minutes, flipping once.  Repeat with other four balls.

This makes two GENEROUS servings, each of which are about 270 calories.  Yes, you get a lot of food for no calories.  Leah and I didn't even eat sour cream on them like we used to on zucchini pancakes.

Note, these fall apart quite easily.  In the original recipe, you're supposed to deep fry them in a skillet for five minutes instead of pan cooking them.  This would surely crisp them up better, but it means that every two cakes (so four servings instead of two) have 245 calories.  Again, this is hardly extravagant.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Michelle's Stuffed Pumpkin

It's that time of year, when I like to make stuffed pumpkin for dinner, and my family complains that I've made it! This year I decided to try my own recipe in hopes that everyone would be happy, and it worked! This is awesome, and everybody ate it.


1 small pumpkin

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp dry mustard

1/3lb (or so) cooked breakfast sausage

3 c. prepared corn bread stuffing

1 apple, peeled and chopped

1/4 cup craisins


Cut top off of pumpkin and deseed. Poke holes in the inside of the pumpkin with a fork, if desired. Rub pumpkin with salt and mustard. Mix other ingredients and spoon into pumpkin. Put pumpkin lid back on and place in an 8x8 pan with a little water in the bottom. Bake at 350 for 90 minutes, or until the pumpkin is tender. Serve both the filling and the pumpkin.