Tonight I made a recipe I have been wanting to try for many, many years; Italian Zucchini Crescent Pie.
I have fond memories of this dish from my high school days. It seemed like whenever I’d get invited to my friend’s house for dinner, her mom was making this delicious meal. I am sure she cooked other things, but I guess it was my favourite because it was something my mom would never have made.
My mom’s idea of serving vegetables involved opening a can of peas or corn and occasionally serving a garden salad of iceberg lettuce and a few pieces of tomato. I am not sure how I inherited the vegetable loving gene, but I think I have my grandmother to thank.
Now I know many people might gag at the thought of eating (that much) zucchini. My husband included…. However, I love most veggies and even those I don’t really care for I will somewhat tolerate (green peppers and turnips come to mind).
Oh yes, back to the zucchini pie….
I have a Pillsbury Bakeoff cookbook that I occasionally browse through and this zucchini pie recipe kept catching my eye. Last week when I noticed baby zucchinis on sale, I decided it was about time! I knew I’d be the only one eating this, so I really hoped it would be as good as I remembered.
Tonight was the big night. The verdict?
Well, as tasty as this was, sadly it did not live up to my glorified memories. Do you ever notice that a lot of things tasted so much better when you were younger? Maybe it’s not just the taste that is so good, it is the memory of the time, the place, the people all intertwined with the food.
Ah well, don’t get me wrong. The pie is very tasty and I am definitely looking forward to the left-overs!
If you want to give it a try, this award-winning recipe can be found at Pillsbury’s site: Italian Zucchini Crescent Pie
Let me know what you think if you make this recipe. Do you have recipes you remember fondly from your childhood?