Tuesday, September 13, 2016


A new, young rooster is headed to the LLF this coming weekend.  A friend's niece got chicks from Murray McMurray and fell under the spell of the "Free Exotic Chick" offer that we all know is ad-speak for extra-male-chicks-that-we-can't-sell.  Speaking of EMCTWCS, Bunny is now pretty much as full-sized as he will get.  This does not stop him from strutting around like he is The Man.  It should be interesting to see how well he shares the stage with the newcomer.
Other than being a bantam, I have no idea what breed of bantam he is.  I am guessing some Asian breed, given the fancy-schmancy tail, but I was unable to find him on the MMcM site.  Does anyone have any ideas?
On a completely separate note, I discovered another way to use up my zucchini!  I was researching how to steam the perfect brown rice, when I came across a recipe for brown rice/zucchini squares.  And it takes three cups of shredded zucchini!  What is not to like?  It's basically an eggy-quichy kind of dish, with brown rice, shallots, garlic, oregano, squash, egg and a little milk.  I added some shredded cheese (there is a topping of bread crumbs and cheese) to the base because you can never have too much cheese in my book.
Topped with GF panko crumbs
and a Parm/Asiago/Romano mix.
I still have a ton of zucchini - I will shred and freeze some, but would love to hear from you if you have some tried-and-true recipes to share!


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    1. I think it will be his middle name...

  2. Bunny looks like he never quite grew into his feet!

    Wanna know how to get rid of more zucchini? Pull up the plants! That's what I did a week or more ago . . . and I'm still using up what I had stashed in the refridge.

  3. Good grief-I'm lucky that hubby does not read blogs as he would dump me and marry you in a heartbeat. You seem to share his obsession with cheese!!! He despises the fact that I don't add "extra". Wicked woman-you!

  4. Do roosters eat zucchini? That's how I'd unload it.

  5. He is a cute one and I have no idea. Love your casserole it sounds yummy. Hug B

  6. Hey I used cubed zucchini in a tortilla lasagne I invented last night. I layered corn tortilla's with a canned chicken, tomato sauce, corn relish, cheese,fresh chopped peppers,the chopped zucchini, minute rice and spices to our taste. I have a deep round casserole dish with a lid.I made 5 layers. I baked it for 45 minutes at about 350. [I say about because the temperatures are written on the oven dial by hand and they are indistinct!] I did not put the lid on and I should have for most of the cooking and taken it off for the last few minutes. The top tortilla was a bit crusty and should have been softer.
    LLFP say chirrup!

    1. *Not a whole canned chicken but canned chicken, about 2 cups.