Sorry folks, I am putting all politics aside! I loved the slogan RUM--Make America Great, but just really won't work for me over the next 4 years. I started thinking, (which can be dangerous!) and thought I needed a slogan for the next 4 years that can start a movement all over AMERICA!! So I am starting a revolution!
And this is my mantra: "MAKE AMERICA TASTE GREAT!!" I can add "AGAIN" if you think it will sway the masses!
Maybe you are remembering, "Tastes great, less filling" but this is even better. MAKE AMERICA TASTE GREAT! Just the thought of that gives me hope! I can do that! It will be my defining achievement for the next 4 years!! When I plan something special, I will stop and think: "Will this make America taste great?" Weigh the pro's and con's and proceed.
I will start out this first installment of MAKE AMERICA TASTE GREAT with a recipe that everyone will enjoy!! Especially at this time of the year.
Last month, I was cleaning up my garden and wouldn't you know it, while I slept. . . . . my zucchini had grown a monster. Overnight, the zucchini fairy comes along and just touches the plant and the zucchini takes on epic proportions!! Unfortunately, we know that the taste does not always improve with size. As in other areas of our lives, SIZE MATTERS! But I didn't want to toss it to the chickens, so I thought I would make some soup! I was surprised how delicious it was and is now one of my regular easy soups to make.
- 2 large zucchini chopped
- 1 med onion
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 Tbl oil (used a pepper infused oil)
- 3-4 cups vegetable broth
- juice of 2 lemons
- lemon zest
- tsp salt
- shake of herbs- thyme, lemon grass, fennel. . .
Saute olive oil, onion, garlic, and zucchini. Cook until fragrant and tender. Add stock, lemon juice, zest, herbs. Use immersion blender or Vita-mixer to blend. May add a little coconut milk if you like it creamier. Serve topped with a sprig of herbs. For a finer touch and help make AMERICA greater---make a zucchini bowl to serve the soup!!
Remember, this is just a start but may every sip bring you joy! And hope for our future to MAKE AMERICA TASTE GREAT!!! (Possible even a little more filling!!) So just 1 more step for mankind. MAKING AMERICA TASTE GREAT---one recipe at a time!!
THERE IS HOPE!!