Earlier this week, I mentioned to my friend Keiko that I wanted to make Zucchini bread, a summer tradition in my family. I suspect the tradition arose from the fact that the only thing that grew well in my father’s garden were Zucchinis… everything else usually failed, or was eaten by the neighborhood fauna.
The next day, she brought in from her garden a couple of the largest Zucchinis I’ve ever seen… so large that I started having visions of eating Zucchini bread for the remainder of the summer.
Anyway, a day or two passed, (work has been all-consuming), and I hadn’t begun my project. Then, yesterday, I came home at a decent hour to find Presley in the kitchen, grating Zucchini, and preparing not only bread, but also a recipe for dinner — Goat Cheese-Stuffed Zucchini Pancakes with Tomato Sauce.
I got to tell you, those little Zucchini pancakes were the most delicious things I’ve had in months. I enjoyed them so much, I didn’t leave any room for the Zucchini bread…
I’m a lucky guy sometimes.