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Old 06-11-2009, 06:25 PM   #1
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I need some ideas on what I can do with a ton of squash, zucchini, and green beans! We've fried it, made a casserole and stir fried so far.. and gave some away but our garden is hyper producing the stuff and I don't want to waste it! Any good ideas???
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Re: Overflowing with squash, zucchini & green beans!!

Cakes and breads w/squash are always good! You can add some to meatloaf, too!
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Re: Overflowing with squash, zucchini & green beans!!

Can you mail some this way

Seriously though, I second the cakes and breads!
Tempura [spelled] veggies maybe? With noodle stir fry?

By chance do you can? You can make green beans and potatoes to can.
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Re: Overflowing with squash, zucchini & green beans!!

What about making a ton of zucchini bread and selling some and freezing some? Squash, that can be sauteed and served with a ton of different entrees. I'm so jealous that you have so much. I love zucchini and squash and always look forward to them coming in to season each year!!
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Re: Overflowing with squash, zucchini & green beans!!

Zucchini jam..and zucchini bread...
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I would puree' some and freeze it for soups in the fall.
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Re: Overflowing with squash, zucchini & green beans!!

Zucchini bread is my fave I have a recipe for chocolate zucchini muffins as well...if you want it just send me a PM
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I would freeze it. You can use the summer squash the same way as zuchnni in breads and muffins. What I did was grate my zuchnni, and summer squash skins and all. I put them in baggies. 2cup amounts, thats what my recipes call for. Then when I want to make bread or muffins, I take it out thaw it, squeeze the extra water out and use. I made breads and stuff for christmas.

The green beans I would snip and freeze.
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Re: Overflowing with squash, zucchini & green beans!!

If your family likes pickles, you can try Dilly Beans.

Make a brine by adding 6 tbs of sea salt to a half gallon of water. Rinse the beans and pack them gently into jars with a handful of dill and several cloves of garlic. Pour in the brine and set a smaller jar full of water on top of the beans to keep them underwater. Put them in a cupboard or somewhere cool and dark (not the fridge) for 4 days, then refrigerate. There will be a bubbly layer of white scum on any exposed brine and that's a good sign, it's normal.
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you can take the squash and zucchini add some onion, tomatoes (maybe an eggplant) put them all in a frying pan with some pepper when they are cooked completely, add some american cheese to the top til its melted.
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