The Only Prescription is More Cowbell, and These Zucchini Boats

These Zucchini Boats are SO easy and so delicious. We always get an abundance of zucchini in the garden, and try to find family friendly recipes. Use this for parties, weeknights, weekends, lunches, breakfast, or whatever! Perfect for an easy kid recipe.

Sorry I didn’t check in yesterday! The sick has hit us!

The kids hadn’t been sick since early 2017, and I’m not even positive about that! I know that Des has three absences this year, and all three were days spent in Florida. Scarlet has five absences (or had, anyway) and three were spent in Florida, one was spent in NYC with Cassidy, and there was also the day we took her out of school to see the new Star Wars! Priorities, and all. I really thought we had made it, not only to spring, but to the “safe” zone. April used to be “safe?”

These Zucchini Boats are SO easy and so delicious. We always get an abundance of zucchini in the garden, and try to find family friendly recipes. Use this for parties, weeknights, weekends, lunches, breakfast, or whatever! Perfect for an easy kid recipe.

I know you’re never really safe but when you first have kids, they get sick quite a bit, in my opinion. It really does slow and die down the way it does for most adults. Scarlet woke up yesterday with a fever of 103. Today, she woke up with a fever of 103 and Des with a fever of 102. Oh boy! I wanted to check in and share this AMAZING and easy (good for sick days) recipe, but I’ll have to duck out again too. Before I do that, though, there’s something I’ve been meaning to confess for a long time.

In my former life, I was quite awkward.

These Zucchini Boats are SO easy and so delicious. We always get an abundance of zucchini in the garden, and try to find family friendly recipes. Use this for parties, weeknights, weekends, lunches, breakfast, or whatever! Perfect for an easy kid recipe.

My sister has put that photo on Facebook for YEARS, and I’ve ducked my head and forgotten about it. Now it’s time to embrace it. Do you have any photos with early 90’s hair, track jackets, and blue eye shadow? I definitely need to see them! The only thing I’ll say in my defense is that I had a high fever that night. I remember that my parents took us to the school to get our portraits taken. Maybe it was a fundraiser. After that, I seem to remember going to Temple and nearly falling asleep. Somehow I made it home. The fever doesn’t excuse my outfit, my hair, and my blue eye shadow. Those proudly belong to me. It does explain the strained smile, though. Cheerio! Here’s to fevers then, fevers now, and Zucchini Boats!

Zucchini Boats

Ingredients:

3-4 Zucchini
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
½ red onion, diced
¾ cup frozen corn
1 cup shredded Italian cheese (reserve ¼ cup for the top)
1 jalapeno, diced
¼ cup cilantro (optional because I can’t stand it)
1 red bell pepper, diced
½ tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. chili powder
2 Tbsp. olive oil
Dash of salt

Directions:

1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2 – Cut each zucchini in half lengthwise and scoop out about half the insides with a spoon

3 – Mix the rest of the ingredients together in a bowl. Make sure to reserve the ¼ cup of cheese for the tops

4 – Fill each zucchini boat with some of the mixture. I had some extra mixture, so I just filled a few extra zucchinis I had

5 – Place the boats on a baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes or until heated through and the zucchini has softened

6 – Remove from the oven and sprinkle the reserved cheese over the tops of the boats

7 – Serve immediately

These Zucchini Boats are SO easy and so delicious. We always get an abundance of zucchini in the garden, and try to find family friendly recipes. Use this for parties, weeknights, weekends, lunches, breakfast, or whatever! Perfect for an easy kid recipe.

Enjoy this delicious vegetarian meal that is just as good reheated the next day!

These Zucchini Boats are SO easy and so delicious. We always get an abundance of zucchini in the garden, and try to find family friendly recipes. Use this for parties, weeknights, weekends, lunches, breakfast, or whatever! Perfect for an easy kid recipe.

About Tamara

Tamara is a professional photographer, a mama of two, a Lifestyle Blogger/Social Media Influencer/Brand Ambassador, and a nearly professional cookie taster. She has been known to be all four of those things at all hours of the day and night. She is a very proud contributor to the book, The Mother Of All Meltdowns, the Stigma Fighters Anthology (volume 1), and The HerStories Project: So Glad They Told Me. She is also a proud Community Lead and a regular contributor to the SoFab Food blog, and the Target Made Me Do It blog. After two cross country moves, due to her intense Bi-Coastal Disorder, she lives with her husband, daughter, son, dog, cat, and 11 chickens in glorious western Massachusetts.

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The Only Prescription is More Cowbell, and These Zucchini Boats — 10 Comments

  1. Aw, I hope Scarlet is feeling better today. And I agree way back when Spring was safe for illness sake. But not so much apparently anymore. Just as it is was 30 degrees here to start this spring morning off. Seriously, what is up with the cold spring days! But still love your zucchini boats recipe and so going to have to give a try now 🙂

  2. OMG at least it’s all at one time? Sometimes the sick just creeps through my house with no speed at all smh I hope they feel better soon!! These zucchini boats look really delish, and like perfect for a back yard get together when the weather breaks (which is soon!) I love love love the family photo. <3

  3. I hope everyone feels better! It’s no fun to be sick, that’s for sure.

    These look tasty! I know I’d love them. My son might be all, “What a zucchini? Why is it green?”

  4. Oh no – I’m so sorry that you’ve got sick kiddos. One of the few advantages of grown up kids – very little getting sick. I was the MOST awkward early teen. I grew to my current height of 5’9″ in 6th grade, and weighed maybe 95 pounds. Top it off with frizzy, curly hair and glasses. Oh dear. Things got a little better by high school, and the boys finally caught up to me in height. I’m definitely making these zucchini boats!

  5. That picture is EPIC! We all need one like that. sick kiddos are the worst. We have had sooo much illness too 🙁 These boats are awesome! Yum!

  6. I’m loving your 90s family photo!!! It captures so many of the fashion trends that we all wore then. ☺
    The zucchini boats look yummy!!! We eat vegetarian dinners at least 3 times a week.

  7. Hi Tamara, haha, I think we all have photos of the past that are best left there. But you’re right even a fever was no good excuse!… I feel lucky that my parents weren’t big on taking photos as in the early eighties dress sense was very similar… I love this recipe, so quick and easy and courgettes are in abundance at the moment.

    xx

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