Combine flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon. Mix eggs, oil, sugar, zucchini and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients with wet and mix well. Add the nuts last. Pour into 2 baking loaf pans and bake in a 375 degree oven for 45 minutes.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Amanda was so real. So genuine. She was truly touch by all of those that turned out to hear her speak. And she graciously took time to chat with each and every one of us. It was a great experience for Sarah to meet an author, especially one so real and passionate.
So far Handmade Home has lived up to my expectations. Filled with essays from the author and projects for the whole family to make and enjoy. Sarah and I are having a hard time deciding which to do first. You can preview some of the projects from Handmade Home as well as tons of other inspiring ideas on the SouleMama blog.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Don't forget to check out some of the other delightful recipes at Stitch and Boots. We are looking forward to making the Vanilla Pears soon.
Sarah played the part of Peasblossom, the fairy. She did a beautiful job, acting, singing, and dancing. The theater is truly one of her passions.
The week flew by and Sarah is sad it is over. Luckily for her she just found out she was accepted to Perform It Young People's Stage Company. And she will be back with Children's Stage Adventures in November with one of the local homeschool groups.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Sorry there aren't any pictures of us picking. I couldn't bear to stop and snap the pictures.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Here are the red potatoes we harvested the other day. They are just the size we like for reds. We had hoped to get more, but the plants seemed to die off early. Don't know why. All said and done we ended up with just under 20 pounds.
We have picked green beans a couple of times so far, but this is the most we have gotten at one time. The girls are looking forward to Alyssa's Special Green Bean. I'll share the recipe soon.
1 pound box bow tie pasta
2 tbsp unsalted butter
2 tbsp flour
2 cups milk
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp nutmeg
4 cup extra sharp shredded white cheddar
10 oz frozen peas
8 oz diced ham (great use for left overs)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13x9x2 inch baking dish with olive oil or non stick spray. Cook pasta in lightly salted water for about 12 minutes. drain.
While pasta is cooking, melt butter in a medium size sauce pan over medium heat. Whisk in flour until well blended and cook for about one minute. Whisk in 1 cup of milk and cook, whisking continuously, until smooth. Whisk in the second cup of milk and continue to cook, whisking continuously until smooth and thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Whisk in 2 cups of the cheese.
In a large bowl toss pasta, cheese sauce, and 1 cup of the remaining cheese. Stir in peas and ham. Pour into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with reamining one cup of cheese.
Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes until bubbly. Remove from oven and allow to cool of 10 minutes.