Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Whats For Dinner Next Week:Stuffed Zucchini

Hi, come on in, I'm  in the kitchen, just sit right here at the kitchen table and visit with me while I finish this weeks menu's. Let me get  you a cup of coffee and a piece of this coffee cake, it's  made with fresh apples and it's still warm from the oven. Well let's get to our task.

Our Feature Recipe is on Tuesday
Stuffed Zucchini with Homemade Tomato Sauce

Sunday
Grilled Herb Chicken
Baked Sweet Potato
Steamed Broccoli
Hot Wheat Buns
That Coco Cake with Blue Bell

Monday
 Recipe from "Miz Helen's Kitchen Table Cookbook"
Meatloaf
Macaroni and Cheese
Early Peas
(canned from the garden)
Cucumber and Tomato Salad
Cottage Bread
Lemon Pie


Tuesday
Stuffed Zucchini
with
Homemade Tomato Sauce
Tossed Spring Greens
Garlic Bread
Pumpkin Seed Cookies


Wednesday
Onion Smothered Steak
Mashed Potatoes
Tossed Green Salad
Hot Biscuits and Gravy
Lemon Pie
(Left over From Monday)


Thursday
(Left Over from Tuesday)
 Chopped Stuffed Zucchini
With
Homemade Tomato Sauce
over
Angel Hair Pasta
Lettuce Wedge With Basil Oil
Garlic Bread
Left over from Sunday
That Coco Cake and Blue Bell


Friday
High School Football
Frito Pie Better Know As
Bulldog Special
Goal Line Cupcakes


Saturday
Date Night
Wa Hoo!!

Feature Recipe
Stuffed Zucchini with Homemade Tomato Sauce
Whats For Dinner Next Week: Stuffed Zucchini at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Grind The Chicken
Whats For Dinner Next Week: Stuffed Zucchini at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Baby Bella Mushrooms Chopped


Whats For Dinner Next Week: Stuffed Zucchini at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

 Prepare The Stuffing

Whats For Dinner Next Week: Stuffed Zucchini at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Prepare the Sauce


Whats For Dinner Next Week: Stuffed Zucchini at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Stuff The Zucchini


Whats For Dinner Next Week: Stuffed Zucchini at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Bake The Zucchini 

Whats For Dinner Next Week: Stuffed Zucchini at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Enjoy!
Stuffed Zucchini With Homemade Tomato Sauce
Stuffing
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
4 Whole Zucchini cut in half and cored
3 cups Grilled Chicken chopped in the Food Processor
2 cups Baby Bella Mushrooms Chopped
1 cup Sweet Red Pepper Chopped
 1 cup Black Olives Chopped
1/2 cup Fresh Basil Chopped
2 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
3/4 cup Non Fat Natural Yogurt
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Option: Top with Shaved Parmesan Cheese
Sauce
2 cups Tomatoes Diced with Juice
1 cup water
1 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 medium Onion chopped
1 cup Fresh Basil chopped
2 Tablespoons Fresh Oregano
or 1 Tablespoon Dried Oregano
3 cloves garlic minced
1 teaspoon Anise Seed
Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Chop the Chicken in the Food Processor add all the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  • Scrape the core out of the Zucchini a spoon does the trick (use that core in your cupcakes or bread) and stuff. 
  • For the sauce caramelize the onions then add all the rest of the ingredients.  You may need to add more water, it depends on how much juice  you get from the tomatoes.  You want enough sauce to cover the Zucchini. Bring to boil then simmer for 1 hour.
  • Place the Stuffed Zucchini in a 9X13 baking dish pour the sauce over the stuffed Zucchini and
  • Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Take out of the oven and shave fresh Parmesan cheese over the dish.
I used the left over Grilled Chicken from Sunday to make the stuffing and then used the left over Zucchini chopped up with the sauce for the Thursday menu. It was very good over the Angel Hair Pasta.

I am so happy that you could stop by today. Let me know if you make something from the menu and how it turns out. Hope you will come back soon...
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
























20 comments:

  1. Kari,
    Welcome to The Cottage. I am so happy you are going to follow along with us. I look forward to seeing you.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Okay now I am areally hungry. Ahh it smells so good here in the cottage. Love the menu and this is a trip down memory lane....Bullgdog Specials...so delicious I can feel the crisp air and hear the roar of the crowd...so many amazing memories of a wonderful childhood so many of these things Mom are what I teach my clients today...i am so humbled by your skills and talents and even today I just want to sit and visit and watch you with amazement. So for those of you reading along...this is how My Mother has always been...amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Helen, what a great recipe and healthy!! I love that the tomato sauce is homemade too. This looks wonderful, thank you for sharing such a great recipe!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Brenda and Ava,
    Welcome to The Cottage. I am so happy that you will be following along with us. I will look forward to seeing you here.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Sounds like a great week at your house. Great recipe. Thanks for popping by my place.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Helen, thanks for linking up with Tasty Tuesday @ WhoIsLaura.com - this sounds great, and I love anything with homemade tomato sauce!
    Dr. Laura

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a delicious sounding week! I'm going to have to try your stuffed Zucchini recipe soon :)
    have a wonderful weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  8. OMG! This looks amazing! I'm going to have to try it one of these days for sure. Note to self: Never a good idea to read Mom's blog when you're starving!

    Love you! Bre

    ReplyDelete
  9. I'm coming over on Tuesday for dinner!! Sounds wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Those stuffed zucchini look fantastic! What a great garden recipe.

    ReplyDelete
  11. What a great well rounded meal. Thanks so much.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hi Miz Helen and thank you so much for your lovely hospitality! So glad you could join us on the hearth and soul hop this week. As a little greek girl, we had stuffed zucchini often, but this one with chicken and mushrooms looks completely different. That is what I love about cooking, you can take the same main ingredient and create something incomparable! Thanks again for sharing on the hearth and soul hop! alex@amoderatelife

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oh my goodness, your zucchini are beautiful! I have never stuffed zucchini, but seeing this version, I'm convinced I must try it soon. I love the chicken and the spices...gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this with the hearth and soul hop this week, Miz Helen =)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Vanessa @Domestic Dame,
    Welcome to The Cottage. I am so happy that you will be following along. I look forward to seeing you here.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Miz Helen, I'm so glad you linked this recipe to the Hearth and Soul hop this week because my garden is still producing tomatoes and summer squash. Plus, I've got a fancy new food mill perfect for making this sauce!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Your menus sound lovely - and I do like the stuffed zucchini recipe. It sounds delicious!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Great menu at your place this week and these stuffed zucchini look wonderful.
    Sue

    ReplyDelete
  18. You make it all look so yummy and so easy. I'll have to give this a try. Thanks for linkin up to tasty tuesdays.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Arcana,
    Welcome to The Cottage. I am so happy that you will be following along with us. I will look forward to seeing you here.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Yummy! I'm not a huge fan of zucchini fan but my friend is and she will love this recipe. Thanks for linking up. Have a great day!

    ReplyDelete

Your visit has been very special. I look forward to your comments, they are like opening little gifts. Thank you for stopping by and hurry back!
Miz Helen