Tuesday, May 25, 2010

ZUCCHINI AND HONEY BREAD


Yummmm


i thought i burned it but i didn't !!!! the outside was just a little more brown than i wanted it originally
a cup. honey
a cup. sugar
a stick of soft butter
2 eggs
2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 or 2 table spoons cinnamon
2 c. shredded zucchini <-- recipe called for 1 large zucchini. but the instructions mentioned two cups worth
3 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. vanilla <--- i forgot that it, still tasted good w/o it
the girls loves it and Scott wasn't a huge fan but his teeth hurt and he said it was kinda chewy

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mix dry ingredients and then wet
and then mix all together
and then pour into greased and floured
pans
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Makes 3 loaves. <---- mine made two large ones

Monday, May 24, 2010

tea time !

Scott and i just in the last year really got into drinking tea. we had been mostly soda milk and juice drinkers and i drank bottled watter


then when we first moved here and we met that Martinez family. on my first visit i was really surprised to go over there and then be offered tea. i was thinking " what the heck , isn't tea for little old southern ladies and people born in the 17 century?" <--- i didn't say that out loud of course. any who since then i have been to a few tea parties and coffee's and tried a few different types of tea and i like it. its become a little bit of a ritual in our house too right now Scott and i are kinda hung up on Yogi bedtime tea. ITS AWESOME !

also just recently . . . . like today !!!!!!!!! i saw a post on a friends page about this place

http://www.mcduffstearoom.com/index2.html <----- i must go there !

Friday, May 21, 2010

patio sets: some come and some go



i want to say good by to our first little patio set i purchased before Scott and i got married and served us well in setting our little front porch apart from every one Else on our old street. it got put on the curb Thursday and it will be missed but it was calling apart and i have no idea how to restore stuff like that.


HELLO!!!! wild wicker!
this is the new set that i meant to take a picture of a few Weeks back . . . . i still have to re paint it and maybe sew new covers for the cushions . . . not sure yet if i will leave it the way it is

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

adventures in mid march !

this time of year seems to be very busy !!!!!!!!! Scott and i have hit another snag and things as usual are going slower than expected as far as his career goes.

Mothers day was awesome i got a beautiful opal and turquoise bracelet from Scott and the girls. our garden is coming along nicely ! i have moved a few things around cause Mollie kept getting INTO the planter boxes and dug up and re dispersed my seeds. . . . so now instead of lettuce and spinach we are now growing strawberries, peas,and cucumbers . . . . if they don't decided to fail on me.
i have also been trying to make different kinds of breads! i got one of thoughs cooking stones from pampered chef and i got right to attempting my own pizza crust. it didn't turn out as good as i had hoped.

but it was fun and the kids had a good time with the dough so i decided to try making raisin bread the next day . . . . . one loaf i burned badly and the other . . . . I'm not sure how it turned out cause i took it over to a friends . . . it didn't look as burned so at the very least should have been better than the first. hopefully with a little practice i will get better. i wish i had taken pics.

picture of our container garden and hows its coming along ok its one pic from a strange angle . . . . ill post better ones in the next blog maybe