As a kid we always had a decent size garden. I remember that sometimes we got punished by picking weeds, or snapping green beans. I hated that. And I always remember that we had zucchini that grew to epic proportions. But I truly do not have one childhood memory of eating zucchini. My mom would probably beg to differ.
So when my parents took pity on our family and decided to grow a garden for us (and my brother too) I was super excited. Last week when we went home to visit we were told that they had some zucchini ready for us.
Now we absolutely love zucchini at our house. Our favorite way is probably to toss it in a pan with some olive oil, onion and garlic with salt and pepper. Sometimes we add tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. Yum.
But then we saw the zucchini my mom had for us. And these were seriously the mother of all zucchinis, over two feet.
There is only one thing to do with a ginormous zucchini, and that is make zucchini bread. With chocolate chips. People who make zucchini bread without chocolate chips confuse me.
Here is the recipe that I used: (from all recipes, which seems to be the main place I get my recipes off the internet)