Amy sent us in a Pinstrosity that I just might have to try out in an effort to use up more of these squashes.
The Original Pin
This one doesn't actually have an original picture. Just a recipe:
"I've always been a pinner and not so much a doer. I get so excited to try a new pin, but the thought of the time and money going into some of these could be a little spendy, and make the hubby not so happy. And with 2- and 3- year old girls at home, let's face it... Ain't nothing getting done fast, clean or easy! :) Enter zucchini chips!"
"My husband is such a healthy guy, and our girls had been bugging us lately that they wanted chips. Whining in the aisle, I think, Who gave them chips, and set me up for this grocery shopping fail?! Eh, they're just toddlers, they'll never know the difference if I try this zucchini chip pin I've been saving! What a health conscious and sneaky mom I would be! I was wrong, and I now just buy the darn chips."
The Pinstrosity"I followed this recipe to a T. I'm not sure where I went wrong, but definitely some of the slices were a little too thick and came out soggy. The ones I sliced too thin burned to the cooling rack, and I just peeled them off and ate the pieces I could salvage. My hard work was not about to go to waste! My girls just made faces and asked where the chips were."
"Mine aren't pretty, but the seasoning was actually very tasty! I think for adults these could be a real pin win, with some practice and maybe some skill. Or just without two toddlers behind you asking for 'the real chips.'"
I think a key to this is uniform zucchini slices, as Amy mentioned. With a knife, that can be hard to do. If you have one of those cheese graters with the slicer on the side (like the one below that I just found on Google), you can use that to help get your quarter-inch uniform slices.
As for getting kids to like these? Ranch dressing? You've got me there. We're not that far with Darrow yet. I'm still trying to figure out how to get him solids other than sweet potatoes. Oh well. Darrow may not be too keen on these yet, but I think I'm giving them a try for lunch! I'll have to report back what I learn.
See you on the flip side!