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This delicious recipe is contained in the amusing and instructive book for children, Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes.   It's fun to fix and fun to eat.

Zucchini Moons

2 small zucchini
1 teaspoon of butter
2 tablespoons of water
a shake of
salt
a shake of black pepper
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese (or to taste)

To the grown-ups:  If your youngster has a hard time cutting, try cutting a thin slice lengthwise off each zucchini to keep it from rolling around on the cutting board.   If it is still difficult, let your child cut large pieces first, then you can slice them smaller.

Cut the zucchini into rounds about 1/4 inch thick.  Heat the pan to medium-hot.   Put the zucchini, butter, and water in the pan.  Shake in some salt and black pepper.  Stir and cook until it seems done.  This will take about 5 minutes.   Transfer to a plate and sprinkle with cheese.  (Children love this part!   And once the cheese is on, they like to mix it up and smush it around before they settle down to eat it.)  Eat.  (If it's too hot to eat right away, ask your child to count to 10 while you blow.  If it's still too hot, trade jobs and do it again.)  Yield:  2 or 3 small servings.

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