Saturday, August 6, 2011

My New Toy!

This is my new toy! I will be doing a real post later, I just wanted to show everyone how much fun I am having, instead of sewing or cleaning or laundry or anything else I should be doing...LOL!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Zucchini Orange Bread

This comes from my well-worn, duct-taped 1989 Pillsbury Cook Book.  I use this book almost as much as my 1965 Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book and my 1956 Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book.


4 eggs, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 3/4 cup oil, 2/3 cup orange juice, 2 cups lightly packed shredded zucchini, 3 1/4 cups flour, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt, grated peel of 1 orange, 2 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground cloves.


Grease and flour bottoms only of 2 loaf pans.

Heat oven to 350.

In small bowl, sift dry ingredients, except sugar.

In large bowl, beat eggs until thick and lemon colored; gradually beat in sugar.

Mix in oil, orange juice, orange peel and zucchini.

Stir in contents of small bowl and mix well.

It should be smooth like cake batter with shredded veggies clinging to your spoon.

Divide evenly between pans.

Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until toothpick comes out of center clean. 

Cool on rack 10 minutes.

Remove from pan and cool slightly. Wrap tightly and store in fridge.

The Big Party Is Back

Kelly at Blue Bird Sews has started her month long Eat, Sew, Grow linky party back up! Let's send her some love and get some project links up and moving for her. This is a great party because it lasts all month long and let's us show off our variety of creativity in one place.  Grab a button and get creative in August!