So after we dropped my mom off at the airport this past weekend, we made a spontaneous stop at the 2nd Street Market in Downtown Dayton. I don’t make it up there on a regular basis, but I thought since we were nearby we’d stop in. I asked Steve how much cash he had on him…and he handed over 18 bucks.
I set out to see how much I could get for my $18.
I couldn’t have been happier with my first find. See that zucchini up there…it was ginormous. And it was mine…for just $1!!!!! Deal of the day!
So far so good…we pressed on and found some other deals. Poblanos for $.50, Brussel Sprouts for about $1, the eggplant for $1, popcorn for $2.50. Garbanzo beans and black beans for $6-ish.
Then the bread. I’m embarrassed to say how much I paid for that bread loaf.
I’ll let you do the math.
That zucchini needed to be “processed” and put into the freezer. I cut the zucchini roughly into thirds. I shredded a third, diced a third and cut a third into golf ball size-ish pieces (to mix into the smoothies…Shh. They still don’t know I sneak it in there.)
The end result. About 4 cups diced zucchini to use for soups or in recipes, 7 bags of shredded zucchini to use in this recipe. (And chances are, I’ll make these muffins 7 times. They. are. that. good.)
If you encounter a ginormous zucchini and you’re not sure what to do with it, Amy has quite the list of zucchini recipes that you don’t want to miss out on!