We are growing lots of squash this year, from yellow and green zucchini varieties to patty pan. We are also get a surprise box every week from local farms of fresh organic produce. I feel like I’m on a vegetarian version of Chopped each week finding ways to use my mystery basket of ingredients! Lately, it has included lots of squash, so I needed to figure out what to do with all that squash. I let a couple sit on our vines a little too long and they got really big really fast! I still intend to use them and found out that they are a great addition to smoothies. I remember loving zucchini bread as a child and thought it was time to make some with our kids. I think it is a worthwhile investment to get one or two fun pans in a theme you can use throughout childhood. You can get them new or from a thrift shop. They transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. I busted out our castle pan when we made zucchini bread together and it gave it a magical quality that made our kids smile.
If you aren’t already following it, I suggest you follow our Recipes, Tried It, Liked It board on Pinterest. These recipes have all been tested and approved by our family. I also have a Recipes to Try board which is even bigger. As we try and like recipes, I move them over. They are all vegetarian, some sweet and others savory. I pinned the zucchini bread recipe we used there if you’d like to try it out. I imagine we will be making this a few times this summer! There is also Zucchini Parmesan Crisp recipe we love there if you are looking for ways to use your zucchini. If you have some squash recipes you’d recommend, share your links in the comments or on the Capri + 3 Facebook page.