Busy spring break & Baked Zucchini

Wow! This has been a busy spring break so far. My daughter is enjoying time away from us in San Diego with my sisters. The boys have been little fire balls all week, up way before they normally will be on a school day and running until they completely pass out at night. Early in the week they helped me out by taste testing the lemon meringue pie that I made. They have since gotten in a water fight with just about every kid in the neighborhood. We had an arts and crafts day and they made clay projects and built a little birdhouse. We went to lake Pleasant and checked out the pier at Scorpion Bay had a picnic on the beach and checked out the area for our next trip. That was all the good stuff, the bad stuff – the fights, oh the fights!! These two boys and their friends will fight about anything! Who can come over, who is cheating at a game, who has more milk, did he just look at me funny; all resulting in a full on argument, and if not careful brawl. Then if I try and separate them, I am the meanest person in the whole world, and oh the trauma of being apart. They yell “Mom, we are brothers, you don’t understand!” which is true, I don’t. We have a few more things on deck for the next few days which should be fun, but I am looking forward to them being back in school and back to our regularly scheduled program. I have not had much time to cook this week, but one thing I did make was some baked zucchini. I wanted a little crunch, so this is what I came up with.

Baked Zucchini
2 sliced Zucchini’s

1 Cup of French’s Fried onions, crushed
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp Garlic salt with parsley flakes

3 Eggs – slightly beaten
1/4 cup milk

Slice zucchini as desired, either in rounds or strips. Beat egg and milk together and soak zucchini in egg wash, then dip into crushed mixture of onions, Parmesan cheese and garlic. Lay out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, in a single layer and bake in a preheated 400 degree oven. I did about 7 minutes on one side and 7 on the other, using two baking sheets.

My kids like them dipped in ranch.