I managed to pull together another local meal the other night for One Local Summer.
The photo isn’t great but that’s chicken pot pie and stuffed 8-ball zucchini. The pie is from a local poultry farm and it’s delicious and a frequent meal at our house. In fact, there’s almost always one in the freezer. It’s a great dinner for those nights when I forget to plan something. In the winter I usually serve this with mashed potatoes but I decided to lighten things up for a more summery feel to our dinner so I stuffed these adorable 8-ball zucchinis.
I cut off the tops of two zucchini and scooped out the center. I microwaved the whole zucchini for a couple of minutes to soften them up and while they were cooking I sauteed some chopped up zucchini (the center from the rounds ones plus another small regular one), a couple of plum tomatoes and some onion. When the vegetables were soft I added some Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs and then I stuffed the zucchini with this mixture. Put their little covers back on and throw ’em in the oven for about 15 minutes. Serve ’em up when the filling is piping hot. They were fabulous!
We’ve also been eating loads of local vegetables and eggs. I feel really good about adopting this lifestyle. What have you been eating that’s local?