Pickles by Brian Crane


Comments (40) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    UhOh, the ‘midnight zucchini leavers’. They should go to the Food Bank in broad daylight and donate what they don’t want.

  2. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, about 4 years ago

    When I was a kid, I thought zucchini just appeared on the doorstep…or in the back of your car after church. Kind of like “spontaneous generation.”

  3. Brandon

    Brandon said, about 4 years ago

    My grandma made a pie with zucchini that had the flavor and texture of apple pie. Using brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, along with lemon juice, which adds the right tartness. Not being a fan of zucchini, that’s one of the few ways I’ll touch the stuff!

  4. hawgowar

    hawgowar said, about 4 years ago

    I have a recipe for stuffed zucchini that my grandson and his entire high school football team eat with glee and abandon. As a result, I seldom have very much leftover zucchini. Here it is:

    4 medium zucchini
    1 pound ground beef
    1 pound Italian sausage
    1 small onion, chopped
    1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
    1 egg, beaten
    1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce
    1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed tomato soup
    1 cup water

    1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees C). Grease or spray a 13×9 inch baking dish.
    2.Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise. With a spoon, scoop out the seeds. Chop and reserve about 3/4 of the seeds for the stuffing. In a medium bowl, mix together the ground beef, sausage, chopped onion, bread crumbs, egg and the reserved zucchini seeds. Place the meat mixture equally into all of the zucchini halves; mixture should be piled up over the top. Place the filled zucchini halves into the prepared baking dish.
    3.In a bowl, stir together the crushed tomatoes/sauce, tomato soup, and water. Spoon the tomato mixture over the filled zucchini, liberally. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 45 minutes. You may want to place foil or a cookie sheet underneath the baking dish because it tends to bubble over and splash. If using disposable foil pans I highly recommend a cookie sheet beneath.

    NOTE: For the Italian Sausage, just buy Italian sausage links and remove the casings and crumble it up like loose sausage. While you can use regular sausage I advise at least trying the Italian once. The flavor is MUCH better, whether you use sweet or hot Italian sausage. You can even sprinkle on some oregano before baking as an added touch – gives them sort of a pizza bent. Play around with it and customize it with spices and things. I always put banana pepper rings over it before baking it for me as I love their flavor. You can also add Parmesan, Romano or other cheese over the tops.

    My grandson and his football team buddies can eat these BY THE DOZEN.

  5. afficionado  U L M

    afficionado U L M said, about 4 years ago


  6. GalleyOar1

    GalleyOar1 said, about 4 years ago


    4 medium zucchini for a football team… what do ya do with the other 500 zucchini?

    I like southern fried with yellow squash and onions.

  7. Artireadmorecomics

    Artireadmorecomics said, about 4 years ago

    Cut Zucchini into 3 inch segments, dip into a batter and deep fry untill golden brown. serve hot with dipping sauce. your sports fan will clean them up in one game.

  8. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Well I suppose she’s learning from prior year’s failures, but wouldn’t it be best to plant less? Or better yet none at all?

  9. MrBillinvt

    MrBillinvt GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    We plant one zucchini plant, and laugh at the new gardeners that tell us they planted 6 of them. We just say, Oh, wow, you are going to have a lot of zucchini, while laughing to ourselves.

  10. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 4 years ago

    I sympathize with them. My ex put out 36 cucumber plants one year.

  11. Storm

    Storm said, about 4 years ago


    They should go to the Food Bank in broad daylight and donate what they don’t want.
    I know right! I mean if you’re going to over plant something, make it worth your while. Corn. Corn is good. Green beans. I’ll take em! Squash…..okay maybe not a LOT of that. But zucchini? Come on now!

  12. Kaede

    Kaede said, about 4 years ago

    bread the zucchin with 1) flour salt pepper and cayenne,(let rest) then egg wash, the a mixture of Panko and parmesan, let rest (1/3 hour in’fridge) deep fry and serve with ranch dressing.

  13. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, about 4 years ago

    Slice a zucchini and an onion, put in a pot and cover with milk or half-milk, half-broth. Bring to a simmer and cook until tender. Blitz with a stick blender, season to taste. Good hot or refrigerate for a very refreshing cold soup.

  14. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, about 4 years ago


    That is seriously demented. I can see what caused the breakup, right there.

  15. Storm

    Storm said, about 4 years ago

    1 plant is too much zucchini.
    Personally I don’t trust a plant that doesn’t sound the way it’s spelled. It should be zoo-che-nee. …..a great name for a gangster!

  16. Load the rest of the comments (25).