Monday, February 16, 2009

Winners! Zucchini Canoes

Hi All! Hope your Monday went well. Thank you all for your super sweet comments on my post yesterday! My parents are hilarious ;) And we are thrilled about the house news! Ok, onto the post, lots to cover and little time...

First off- the winners (chosen by a random number generator) of the Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce are....

Anna and Lisa

Whoooo hooooo! Send me your addresses at itzyskitchen at gmail dot com!

My day went well....work was busy! I came home and practiced Body Attack for an hour and sweated up a storm! I feel like my push ups are already getting better! Then I did some work around the house and made up a din din from Lori's awesome blog Fake Food Free. Lori called this awesome creation Stuffed Zucchini but I have changed it to Zucchini Canoes (hope that is ok Lori ;). Here is the original recipe from Lori's blog, adapted from Giada(I halved this):

Ingredients:
Olive oil
1 small onion, grated
¼ c parsley, chopped (I used dried and guessed on the proper amount)
1 egg (I used egg whites only)
3 tbsp ketchup
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp salt (I left this out)
¼ tsp pepper
1/3 c grated Parmesan
¼ c dried bread crumbs
1 lb ground turkey
3 to 4 zucchini, halved and hallowed out
1 ½ c marinara sauce

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Drizzle oil in oven proof baking dish. Whisk together – onion, parsley, egg, ketchup, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix with ground turkey, bread crumbs and cheese. Stuff the zucchini with the meat mixture, arrange in dish. Cover with marinara (you could also top it with cheese) and bake for 45 minutes.



I served the Canoe's with some TJ's Harvest Grain's Blend (you must try this, it is soooo good):

Did you guys have any special Valentine's day treats this weekend? Josh got me some gummy cinamon hearts- YUM!

48 comments:

Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) said...

I prepared myself TWO fabulous peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on Valentine's day :D

Fabulous recipe, by the way! I like anything with ketchup.

Lisa said...

Thank you! Yipee! The canoes look wonderful(I like the name) and your parents are so adorable.

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh, fabulous!!!
And congratulations to the winners!

eatingbender said...

I missed the contest! Darn! But congratulations to the winners. I hope the Country Bob's fairy pays me a visit someday because that sauce is getting some seriously rockin' reviews!

Body Attack sounds intense - good for you for working on those push ups! They are my nemesis :o) Oh, and I love the "Zucchini Canoes" - great name change! They look really delicious.

Cinnamon hearts do sound yummy! The chocolate cream pie I split with Bobby on V-Day was quite the treat!

lilveggiepatch said...

Yummy dinner! Glad you had a nice day.

I made myself a nice dinner and dessert on V-Day... little lonely, but at least the food was good!

ttfn300 said...

love those canoes :) hehe

carolinebee said...

yum! Those sound great, and I feel like calling them "canoes" would be a sneaky and fun way to get kids to like them!

emilydh211 said...

thats looks soo good girlie! and the cinnamon hearts sounds awesome as well.
I got a big treat bag full of dark chocolate from my mommy! yum yum!
hope your having a goodnight dear <3

Sara said...

I ate way too much chocolate this weekend! I've made this recipe before, I liked it a lot!

ChickPea said...

Ooh! Those canoes are too cute. I might have to try veganizing those!

Esi said...

No real VD treats for me! Those canoes sound delicious, even though I am not a big zucchini fan. Definitely adaptable though!

Pearl said...

YAAAY for the winners! and i like the name canoes!

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

I had my two first Amy's frozen meals, do the count?
:D

great recipe for the zucchini. Another variation could be cheese and corns.

The Healthy Hostess said...

The canoes look amazing! I love how they are called canoes!

MizFit said...

treats? yes.
I ate most of my Toddlers candy from her VDAY party.
it became a game for her to open stuff and say:

MAMA WANT??

and I was all about the game.


you gotta have treat days right?

Miz.

lesley said...

That recipe looks great! I love zucchini and I love the new name of zucchini canoes ... very cute ; )

Hooray for Tuesday! (at least we got Monday over with, right?)

loveofoats.com said...

what a fantastic dinner - full of veggies & deliciousness!!!

Meghann said...

THose canoes looks great!

I got a box of godivas for valentines that I have been savoring! :)

VeggieGirl said...

Hooray for a good day!!

ZUCCHINI CANOES!! Nostalgia alert for me :-)

Jeena said...

These look really tasty and healthy too fabulous!

ksgoodeats said...

I love those zucchini canoes!! They look so easy :)

Vday feast - Middle Eastern food mmmm!!

Have a fabulous Tuesday!

Holly said...

Those canoes are the cutest! What a neat idea.

I made some YUMMY sugar cookies for Vday, mmmm. Now the trick will be not eating them all myself, lol.

lauren said...

yum! I love zucchini and have some ground turkey sitting out for tonight. I have have to change up tonight's dinner!

Dawn said...

Oh those look sooo good!! I need to eat better this week, as I had to much junk.

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Love the Canoes - those look so good! I am working on my push-ups too, but I really want to do a chin-up. Still not quite there yet...any tips?

Chris treated me to a lovely dinner at our favorite little Valentine's Day restaurant. We go there every year. They have the BEST salmon, but I was so sad to find out that they took it off the menu. However, they served it as a special the night we were there. So perfect! But maybe not quite as perfect as gummy cinnamon hearts. :)

Maria said...

I love the zucchini canoes!! We had too many treats over the weekend...oops! I made Josh his favorite cookies, my oatmeal choc. chippers, and I also made a new lemon cookie...see the blog for the recipe today!!

Diana said...

Holy plate of delicious Batman! I've always wanted to try a stuffed zucchini type recipe - this looks like a winner!

greendogwine said...

Those canoes look heavenly! I must try! :)

Danielle said...

Oh my gosh that zucchini canoe looks delicious, I bet it would also be good with eggplant.
Hope you're having a great day!

Krista said...

The dish looks great! I make zuchinni boats, as I call them, a lot in the summer when my garden is full of them! They're always a hit! :)

Lori said...

It looks like the recipe turned out great. I love the new name! :) Congrats on all your house news! I've just had the chance to catch up a bit. Have a great week!

Aggie said...

Oh love that zucchini like that!! Wow, looks delish. I so wish I had Trader Joe's nearby, I've already sent them an email to open up here. :(

Congrats to the winners!

Michelle said...

Canoes! Sweet. Too bad my hubby doesn't like zucchini. I keep trying to trick him into eating it but it hasn't worked yet :-)

shelby said...

Aw, love the canoes =)

Fitness Surfer said...

I actually have two zucchini's in my fridge and all of the ingredients on hand, or make-able. I'm totally going to try this one out tonight.

The Hubby gets home late tonight so after i put the boys down i can get cooking and surprise him, and enjoy them myself.

Thanks for the great recipe.

Jill said...

those canoes look so delish! I love zucchini and and def. going to try this recipe!

Diana said...

Ohhh I've got a bad pun coming...

I don't think I want to miss the boat on those zucchini canoes!

Looks delish!

thecleanveggie said...

love love love zucchini :)
loks great!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

Those look great Erica! I love how you always incorporate green veggies into your dinner.
How sweet of Josh!
I ate some chocolate. Yeah!

The Blonde Duck said...

That looks great!

I Run for Fun said...

Great workout!!!

The canoes look fabulous. Must try them out!

dailygoods said...

wow girl those canoes look divine! can't wait to make them sometime :)congrats to the lucky winnerss

Marian's eats said...

I just found your blog and love it! All the food looks delicious! Have a great day.

elise said...

what cute little canoes! so creative.

good luck with the house stuff!

alessa said...

such a good idea for zucchini, i will have to try it out! my boyfriend got me a box of chocolates.. and then ate most of them. ha!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Hello. Great blog you have here. All your foods looks delicious!

Jennifer said...

I've never thought of making something like that. I love Giada's food/recipes.

Thanks for sharing!

Donna-FFW said...

These look spectacular. I must try these. I am new to your blog. LOVE it. Can't wait to search around the archives!!