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It’s been an exceptional year for growing produce. Our garden in Mount Vernon has produced piles of radishes, carrots, lettuce, arugula, kale, peas, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, yellow tomatoes, cucumbers, and in the past few weeks, a dozen or more huge zucchinis.

On Saturday, Rich and were at a picnic. We brought three large zucchini, which we hoped to pawn-off onto other. One woman, Bernie, was delighted to take one of our mammoth squash.  She said she was going to make meatloaf out of it. imageShe shared her recipe, which I made on Sunday…

  • Remove the seeds from a large zucchini, and finely grate
  • Mix with 3-4 pounds of ground meat (I used 2.5 pounds of 7% ground turkey and 1 pound of spicy ground pork sausage)
  • Add oatmeal (cup or two)
  • Add salt, pepper, garlic, and other seasonings (I used some Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy)
  • Put in loaf pans lined with foil
  • Bake at 350-degrees until done
  • Pick up foil with meatloaf inside, and drain off water
  • Enjoy! Your meatloaf will be moist, flavorful, and healthy!
  • Freeze the meatloaves you won’t be eating immediately