Yesterday I decided to make some stuffed zucchini. I went to the grocery store to get some ground beef and sweet Italian sausage. When I got there, I started comparing prices and calories. Ground beef cost almost twice as much as ground turkey, in both the loose grind and Italian sausage. So, I bought the turkey.
Hubby was not sure that he would like the turkey, but I mixed it with onions, green pepper, garlic, ground tomatoes, sweet basil, a little Italian seasoning, and sea salt (just a pinch!). I had previously cut the zucchini in half, scooped out the middle, and then blanched the “boat” for 5 minutes in boiling water.
Then I put them in a baking dish and filled the center of the boat. I sprinkled Italian bread crumbs lightly over the top, covered the casserole with tin foil and baked for an hour at 350 degrees (f). I took off the foil, sprinkled fat free mozzarella cheese and baked another 10 minutes until the cheese browns up.
All I can say about last night dinner is yum! It is so nice when so much of the meal comes right out of your own garden.
Hubby and I have been enjoying cooking up the cherry jam. We made batch #2 yesterday and I think we can stretch it out and make a third batch tonight.
Cherry is my favorite so, I don’t mind spending the time, and walking around with stained fingers!