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I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Care Packages From Meema

My grandmother is back from Florida, we went to her house Saturday night for dinner and cards. Dinner was delicious. We had cutlets, salad, bread and her wonderfully soft and fluffy zucchini puff squares. I found myself really looking forward to dessert because I knew there would be some of those rugelach that Aunt Jay had made while Meema was there. The rugelach was delicious Aunt Jay filled them with chocolate and dried cherries. My grandmother had two huge bags started for me of things to take home and kept adding things as the night went on. By the time that we were ready to leave theses bags had become quite heavy. It was like Christmas in April, there was date nut bread, pizzelles, peanut butter balls, crackers, some zucchini puff squares, frozen chicken livers and even a ton of magazines. I cannot think of anything better than getting care packages from Meema.

Zucchini Puff Squares

3 cups zucchini, unpeeled and grated
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup salad oil
1 cup Bisquick
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1 tsp. salt
Dash pepper
1 tbsp. parsley
1 tbsp. of basil

Heat oven to 350 degrees

Mix zucchini, onion, oil, Bisquick and eggs. Add cheese, salt, pepper, parsley and dill. Mix well. Pour into a casserole sprayed with Pam. Bake 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.




Photo/Rob/Flickr

9 comments:

Lidian said...

I might try these with all the zucchini I have to use this week. They look terrific.

And rugelach too - yum! What a great care package.

Julie said...

You'll love these Lidian

Chris said...

These look good. I wish I was a fan of zucchini. Maybe this will be the dish that turns me! :)

We Are Never Full said...

pizzelles AND a snack made with Bisquick. LOVE IT. the combo reminds me of snacks at my grandmothers!

amy @ we are never full

Julie said...

I know Amy, aren't grandmother's the best!

Julie said...

Chris you could substitute some other veggie, spinach would work really well with this recipe.

LyB said...

These sound delicious, I love anything with zucchini and Parmesan! :)

Julie said...

Thanks for stopping by LyB

Julie said...

Thanks for stopping by LyB