Welcome To The 34th Masterpiece Monday!

Attack of the killer zucchini's......

 Don't throw away your over sized zucchini, it's still good! I've read where some people don't eat zucchini when they grow too big. All you need to do is scoop out the center seed area, like you would when de-seeding a cucumber. For some reason it gets spongy. But the rest is still good!
 Memories....Last June when the zucchini plants were just starting out.
 Tender little zucchini's. We've eaten them barbecued, sauteed, stir fried, you name it.
 One great thing about growing them, is that they always produce a lot. Please note the wooden barrel in the far background.
 I made the mistake of watering them late in the day and wetting the leaves, which is what causes leaf mildew. Since it's the end of the season, I decided to pull them out.
 I'm looking forward to my next crop. This is going to be a year around garden and I've recently started some green beans. Soon I'll add some other winter veggies.
 Remember the wooden barrel in the far background? It grew into this.
 I've had lot's of green tomatoes, but I haven't had one single tomato turn red yet! Still waiting for those delicious Summer tomatoes, where are they?
 The only red I see is this wee little lady bug! I also have a ton of tomatillos, and I'm still waiting for them to mature.
 Anyway, I did remember to make some zucchini bread, I almost forgot that you can bake with it too. Check out this huge bowl of shredded zucchini, it's from one zucchini! Thank goodness for Salad Shooters, or I'd have a sore wrist! I have a lot of zucchini bread to bake!


Mom's Zucchini Bread (from recipes.com)

3 C. Flour
1t. salt
1t. baking soda
1t. baking powder
3t. cinnamon
3 eggs
1 C. oil
2 1/4 C. sugar
3t. vanilla
2 C. grated zucchini
1 C. chopped walnuts ( I used sunflower seeds)

Grease and flour 2 8X4 pans. Preheat 325*
Sift flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon in a bowl.
In another bowl, beat eggs, oil, vanilla, sugar.
Add dry ingredients, beat well.
Stir in zucchini and nuts, until well combined.
Pour batter into pans.
Bake 40-60 minutes. Test with a toothpick.
Cool in pan 20 minutes, then rack till completely cool.


I'm linking to these great link parties, please give them a visit~
Coastal Charm Nifty Thrifty Tuesday and Oregon Cottage Tuesday Garden Party



Masterpiece Monday Linky Guidelines
Boogieboard Cottage


1. PLEASE. LINK. BACK.
2. Feel free to link up any of your masterpiece's whether they're crafts, recipes, decor, thrifty finds, etc. (Please no direct links to etsy).
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Have Fun!




..: Welcome To The 34th Masterpiece Monday!

Sunday, August 21

Welcome To The 34th Masterpiece Monday!

Attack of the killer zucchini's......

 Don't throw away your over sized zucchini, it's still good! I've read where some people don't eat zucchini when they grow too big. All you need to do is scoop out the center seed area, like you would when de-seeding a cucumber. For some reason it gets spongy. But the rest is still good!
 Memories....Last June when the zucchini plants were just starting out.
 Tender little zucchini's. We've eaten them barbecued, sauteed, stir fried, you name it.
 One great thing about growing them, is that they always produce a lot. Please note the wooden barrel in the far background.
 I made the mistake of watering them late in the day and wetting the leaves, which is what causes leaf mildew. Since it's the end of the season, I decided to pull them out.
 I'm looking forward to my next crop. This is going to be a year around garden and I've recently started some green beans. Soon I'll add some other winter veggies.
 Remember the wooden barrel in the far background? It grew into this.
 I've had lot's of green tomatoes, but I haven't had one single tomato turn red yet! Still waiting for those delicious Summer tomatoes, where are they?
 The only red I see is this wee little lady bug! I also have a ton of tomatillos, and I'm still waiting for them to mature.
 Anyway, I did remember to make some zucchini bread, I almost forgot that you can bake with it too. Check out this huge bowl of shredded zucchini, it's from one zucchini! Thank goodness for Salad Shooters, or I'd have a sore wrist! I have a lot of zucchini bread to bake!


Mom's Zucchini Bread (from recipes.com)

3 C. Flour
1t. salt
1t. baking soda
1t. baking powder
3t. cinnamon
3 eggs
1 C. oil
2 1/4 C. sugar
3t. vanilla
2 C. grated zucchini
1 C. chopped walnuts ( I used sunflower seeds)

Grease and flour 2 8X4 pans. Preheat 325*
Sift flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon in a bowl.
In another bowl, beat eggs, oil, vanilla, sugar.
Add dry ingredients, beat well.
Stir in zucchini and nuts, until well combined.
Pour batter into pans.
Bake 40-60 minutes. Test with a toothpick.
Cool in pan 20 minutes, then rack till completely cool.


I'm linking to these great link parties, please give them a visit~
Coastal Charm Nifty Thrifty Tuesday and Oregon Cottage Tuesday Garden Party



Masterpiece Monday Linky Guidelines
Boogieboard Cottage


1. PLEASE. LINK. BACK.
2. Feel free to link up any of your masterpiece's whether they're crafts, recipes, decor, thrifty finds, etc. (Please no direct links to etsy).
3. PLEASE. LINK. BACK. PLEASE.

Have Fun!




16 Comments:

At August 21, 2011 at 6:54 PM , Blogger Kristen said...

Now I want to start my own garden! Thanks for hosting!
Kristen
http://mycoveredbridge.blogspot.com

 
At August 21, 2011 at 6:56 PM , Blogger Jane said...

That is one heck of a garden!!! I love zucchini bread, my mom always makes that. She doesn't have a garden but has a lot of friends who do. She always seems to have a lot of zucchini on hand and thankfully likes to share the bread she makes with me!
Have a great week. I'm linking up a project.
Jane

 
At August 21, 2011 at 6:58 PM , Blogger Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Wow, Mary! You have a fabulous garden! Gotta love the zucchini bread! As for the green tomatoes...here in the South, we'd slice 'em, toss 'em in cornmeal and fry those little rascals up in a flash! Yummy! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

 
At August 21, 2011 at 7:19 PM , Blogger FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love zucchini, whatever food, so thank you for the recipe and for hosting this fun party. Sorry my thumbnail came out twice, I thought I didn't link, so if you can erase one, you're welcomed too, Mary...and I also love your kitty, so darn cte! Have a great week. FABBY

 
At August 21, 2011 at 7:37 PM , Blogger Poppy said...

Wow! Your garden looks absolutely wonderful... and that zucchini is huge! I love baking zucchini bread and I like this recipe, it looks so simple. Thanks for sharing it. I never thought about planting tomatillos... maybe next year.Yours look so tempting! Did you start them from seeds? All my tomato plants are shriveling up.. season is almost over us! Thanks for sharing the tip...removing the seeds from over-sized zucchini and then using them. I like it! This way I can use zucchini in more recipes.Thanks for having us each week,Mary. Have a wonderful week and have fun enjoying your garden harvest.~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

 
At August 21, 2011 at 8:22 PM , Blogger Diann said...

Wonderful garden. don't ya just love this time of year and just walk out to your own garden! thank you for hosting and have a fun day!

 
At August 21, 2011 at 10:10 PM , Blogger AshTreeCottage said...

Great garden ~ oh and what about ratatouille? Thanks for hosting!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

 
At August 21, 2011 at 11:11 PM , Blogger lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

love the garden, i so wish i had a green thumb! I think my thumbs are just green from paint. lol

 
At August 22, 2011 at 5:34 AM , Blogger Artsy VaVa said...

Thanks for hosting the party! Sadly, my zucchini is finished too. My favorite thing to do with it besides making bread, is to pickle it.Pickled zucchini is better than pickled cucumbers!

 
At August 22, 2011 at 5:52 AM , Blogger outjunking said...

Oh it looks so good. On the grill thin sliced and a little parmeisan cheese.
Lisa

 
At August 22, 2011 at 6:11 AM , Blogger Curtains In My Tree said...

Zucchini bread is always so good just a s good as carrot cake

 
At August 22, 2011 at 7:32 AM , Blogger Fabiana ~ Ciao Newport Beach said...

Thanks for your comment. I look forward to reading your blog later this week.

Happy Monday!

 
At August 22, 2011 at 8:50 AM , Blogger Carmie of the Single Nester said...

That is some zucchini! Congrats. I like to julienne zucchini in some garlic and olive oil and eat it with tons of cheese and linguini.

 
At August 22, 2011 at 10:20 AM , Blogger Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Great zucchini's!! I love making zucchini bread!! I think I have the same recipe!!
Thanks for hosting!!

Hugs,
Debbie

 
At August 23, 2011 at 12:23 AM , Blogger lambs and ivy designs said...

I love the giant zucchini!! That makes me want a garden, although I KNOW I would kill it before I EVER had a harvest!

 
At August 23, 2011 at 7:13 AM , Blogger Diane said...

I ♥ zucchini bread. I also grow some huge zucchini. Doesn't take but l to make anything, lol. Also, thanks for hosting Ÿ

 

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