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FRIDAY FARM REPORT 7/28/22

Zucchini overload

 

I only planted 3 zucchini plants but boy are they producing. Of course I made zucchini bread. Also made some zucchini lasagna and peanut butter zucchini noodles. I have freeze dried zucchini shredded, spirals and long slices. I have given zucchini to anyone that wants one. One plant is starting to die out but the other two are still thriving.

Peanut Chicken Zucchini Noodles

Prep Time:30 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:40 minutes
Yield: serves 4

Ingredients

2 Tablespoons sesame oil 
2 teaspoons minced or chopped garlic
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup thinly sliced cabbage (I use red)
1 large bell pepper, thinly sliced 
3 large zucchini, spiralized into noodles*
2 large chicken breasts, cooked & shredded (about 23 cups)I used pint of our canned chicken
Optional Toppings: 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds, handful of chopped cilantro, 1/2 cup peanuts, 1 Tablespoon chopped green onion

Peanut Sauce

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup soy sauce 
2 Tablespoons sesame oil
2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
12 teaspoons Sriracha or any hot chile sauce

Instructions

  1. Heat 2 Tablespoons of sesame oil and the garlic in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the carrots, cabbage, and pepper slices. Cook for about 5 minutes until the vegetables are a little tender. (I usually begin the peanut sauce, step 2, during this time.) Once tender, add the zucchini noodles and shredded chicken to the skillet. Cook and stir for about 3 minutes until the zucchini is a little softer and chicken is warm. Turn off the stove and remove from heat. Set aside. 
  2. Combine all of the peanut sauce ingredients in a small saucepan over low heat. Whisk constantly until the peanut butter has melted and everything is combined. 
  3. Once the sauce is heated through, pour over chicken/vegetables. Toss everything around until combined. Place on a serving dish (or not!) and top with sesame seeds, cilantro, peanuts, and green onion. Serve immediately.
I normally don't like cooked veggies except for corn, peas and green beans but this was very good. We did have some leftovers but Sonny said it was better the second day.
I did 2 more batches. One I freeze dried all of the veggies and froze the sauce. The other I made freezer meals. At this moment I still have 3 good size zucchini to do something with. Maybe some brownies.
We had to say goodbye to Patton this week. He went to his forever home. He will be with 2 other goats the same age as him. He was the most independent baby we have ever had. From the age of 3 days old when we let him be with the herd, he would get right in the midst of them. They would butt him but he would butt right back. About the only time he spent with Mimi was when he nursed. He would play, fight and cuddle with any goat that allowed it. He will be missed very much.
Sonny has his house up for sale. If you are looking for a house in Gahanna, give it a look. 5 bedroom, 3 baths corner lot.
Sonny got shingles this week. Poor guy is miserable. He has been staying with us while he has showings.
G and Sonny have been trying to clean up and organize the workshop. They put up some bird spikes in the barn rafters. Our barn is like a huge birdhouse. They poop on everything. I think I need to order some more. 
That's it. How was your week?

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