So today after a very full day that included Wal-Mart. I faced the daunting task of cooking for myself. I was thinking maybe I would eat a waffle for dinner. (My inner nutritionist was waging her finger and tisk-tisking at me.) When out to the fog of exhaustion that had settled over my brain there wandered a zucchini. I had bought a couple because Mom had asked to pick one up for her. Dinner crystallized in my mind and I knew what to do.
I am fortunate enough to live in RV next to my fam and my Mom is a gardener. So in spite of the long dark winter there is a large planter of onions on the front porch. I grabbed a pair of kitchen shears and cut several green onion leaves. I walked back into the kitchen and there on the cabinet was an orange peel. It smelled lovely, so naturally I thought, “orange zest!” I sliced the zucchini and green onion. Then I grated the outer skin of the orange rind for its zest. Finally I added one of the greatest inventions since sliced bread, (drum roll here) squeeze garlic! I microwaved my dish for two minutes. The zucchini slices were cooked but still had some crunch. I added shredded mozzarella cheese and it was finished. It was wonderful! This is something quick and easy. As I was making it I was imagining all of the things that will be available in Mom’s garden soon. Add anything to hand that sounds good to you and you’re in business.