Skip to comments.Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Night Celebrate holiday on August 8!
Posted on 08/07/2013 8:07:32 PM PDT by dynachrome
About the Holiday
Inspired by the "Submit an Entry" form in a copy of Chase's Calendar of Events, Roy and his wife, Ruth, have launched several creative holidays.
A few suggestions from Tom Roy's "Top 20 List for successful sneaking of Zucchini or otherwise ridding yourself of unwanted surplus summer squash:"
(Note: Allrecipes does not endorse any of these activities.) Look for out-of-the-way places which have signs posted, "Clean Fill Wanted."
Under light of full moon, either stark naked or wearing full army camouflage, carrying a machete or any garden implement, run amuck in your zucchini patch, cutting and slashing. Be sure to thank Mother Nature for her bounty before and after this cathartic experience.
Buy a large roll of freezer paper--the kind that sub shops use. Then proceed to wrap each zucchini that has managed to grow to a foot or more in length. Next time your child has a fundraiser, send him or her out supplied with these phony subs. Tell child to drop them off with neighbors or relatives and leave quickly. It's advisable that a responsible adult hover nearby in a get-away car.
Gather all available plastic containers and freezer bags. Drink a vat of your favorite caffeinated beverage, in preparation for staying up 'round the clock to purée large quantities of zucchini. This can then be packaged neatly and artistically labeled: "For Zucchini Nut Bread Recipe." These packages can be freely given, along with copies of recipe, to anyone on your Christmas list.
We once had a Doberman who used to steal zucchinis out of the neighbor’s garden. I think, deep down, they were rather happy with the arrangement.
I need somebody to sneak me somezucchini. Darn little white and black bugs killed my zooks.
My ex-roomate's English Lab would shamelessly pick cherry tomatoes from the neighbor's bushes... I wish I still had the picture he sent me last year of Cody being caught in the act and then laying down 10 feet away and chowing down. NO SHAME. We nicknamed Cody "The Illinois Tomato Bandit" even though we were in NJ... the nickname being derived in part from a Frank Zappa song title.
Heh! Reminds me of an old New England story. Tourist stops at a country store. Old man sitting on the porch says, “Yah bettah lock yah cah.” Tourist says, “Why? Do you have a lot of car thieves here?” Old man says, “Nope. Generous naybors. If yah don’t lock it, y’ll come back an find yah cah full of Zucchinis.
Funny how you can not wait for that first vine ripened tomato, but come the end of summer you are dropping them off on peoples porches in sacks under cover of darkness.
throw some chopped zukes in your spaghetti sauce...
mince it up for zucchini bread...
cut it up and serve with dip....
there are millions of people out here in middle earth that actually LIKE zucchinis and fruit cake (okay so I don't like fruit cake but all my husbands family loves it)
I like it done in chilli oil and salt on a bbq plate!
Just give those zukes to anyone raising chicken. Slice them in half and the chickens will make them disappear. We actually years ago used to put the zucchini through the grater on our cuisinart and take paper plates full of “zucchini spaghetti” out to the chickens and watch the fun.
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