Now we enter the time of the year when stray zucchini begin roving the neighborhoods. You might go out one morning and find a strapping young zucchini cuddled in with your morning paper. Bags of small zucchini will ring your doorbell, then sit there trying to look appealing when you open the screen. You can tell if someone has no friends at all if they are in the grocery store buying zucchini. You learn to lock your car in the church parking lot because if you don't, turgid green cylinders will show up on your backseat while you're attending the service.
This year, we succumbed to the siren call of the hardware store racks of vines and bought two pumpkins, and a zucchini. Here you see our one incipient pumpkin, keeping company with our first zucchini. I grated that sucker up and made a chocolate cake with it. Yum! After the photo session, I took said cake off to DH's workplace and begged the jolly lads to eat it so I wouldn't. They appeared to be willing.