The Challenge: 71 Weeks. 73 Recipes.
I apologize for not having the recipes come up weekly, the new school was having me focused on school… So this week I will do 3 recipes.
So, I made Zucchini Parmigiana. Since I’m not a big fan of eggplant, I used Zucchini. Which was the BEST thing ever!
Of course, I was terrified to do this recipe…but then again I’m always terrified to do a new recipe because I have this fear of messing up and failing and then the family won’t like it and then chaos and then we have Taco Bell (REBEL SQUIIIIIIIIIREL!!!!) or Del Taco. Which we have every time we have a con or in a rush. Which is all the TIME.
Thankfully, I didn’t mess up.
First I cut up the Zucchini and rolled them up in flour, which I think should be less than a cup of flour, but then again I’m not Freddie Prinze Jr. Then dipped it in egg and then finally breadcrumbs.
It actually wasn’t my first time covering foods in breadcrumbs and such since my grandma cooks a lot of things with it. Shrimps, chicken, etc. Throwing them in a pan, I cooked them till they were “GBD” which means”Golden Brown Delicious”. I had no idea it was a thing till I read this book.
Note to self: Pour the oil AWAY from you or else you’ll end up like Anakin on Mustafar.
After the vegetables were fried and smelled AMAZING, I put them on a plate to drain and poured the marinara sauce on the baking pan and placed the zucchini inside, all lined up.
Sprinkling all the cheeses on top, I opened the oven and threw them inside.
Yes, I did play Battlefront as I waited.
That’s when mom came home. Usually, I have dinner ready before mom comes home… but this time I wasn’t keeping an eye on the time. Since my mom was really hangry I took the Zucchini Parmigiana out BEFORE it was ready… But I wasn’t upset with it since the cheese HAD melted… I just hated that it didn’t look like the picture in the book. My recipes never look like in the pictures… but it was still delicious so I was happy with that.
Between us… I had convinced Axel that the Zucchini was chicken! I knew he wouldn’t like it if I told him… So I followed Freddie’s advice!
” …just serve this and lie. You bread it, fry it, cover it in yummy tomato sauce, and then you call it chicken, or some vegetable they already like, or some made-up Dr.Seussian green.”
It totally worked! He still believes me. The whole family loved it! I would definitely make this again!
See you later in the next post!
P.S. You can get Freddie’s book here and cook up some of these AMAZING recipes yourself!
P.P.S. The idea behind this came from a film called Julie & Julia which you can check out here!