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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Zuchinni Bread & Jetliners

The last time I posted my zucchini bread
I had several of you ask for my recipe . . .
so here goes!

My recipe makes 2 loafs, 
but I doubled it and then divided it in half
and added cranberries to one half and 
blue berries to the rest.
So I baked 4 loafs.

The two above are the cranberry walnut.


Connie's Zucchini Bread
makes two loaves
Preheat oven 350 F or 175 C

3-C all-purpose flour
1-t salt
1-t baking soda
2-T cinnamon 
(we like cinnamon, you can add half this if you prefer)
1/4- t baking powder
3 large eggs 
2-C sugar (I use Stevia)
1-T vanilla extract
1-C vegetable oil
3-C grated zucchini
1-C Walnuts
1-C fruit (optional)
(raisins, dried cranberries, or blueberries) 

Mix flour, salt, soda, cinnamon and baking power.

Beat Eggs.

add and mix well – sugar, vanilla and oil.

This photo is the oil and the vanilla.
Those white spots are my kitchen lights
reflecting into the oil.

I thought this made an interesting photo :)

  Next add zucchini and dry ingredients, mixing well.

Stir in nuts and fruit.

Because I doubled the recipe
when I was making it, 
I then divided my batter into 2 bowls
 and made 2 loafs with cranberries 
and 2 with blueberries, 
both with walnuts)

Next, pour into greased & floured loaf pans.
Bake for one hour.

These are the blueberry loafs.

I put these in the freezer. 
We are still eating some 
that I baked last summer,  
They come out of the freezer 
as wonderful as fresh baked. 

Here's a little something  of interest,
for my male followers. 
This photo was taken from the road
a few miles from our home. 
It is the grounded fleet of 737 Jetliners.
They are being stored waiting repairs. 

This photo is grainy because 
I zoomed in with my phone camera.
Again; I want to thank you for your prayers.
Since my last post Steve has been in the ER
and spent 3 nights in the hospital.
We are home now and taking each day as it comes.
Please continue to pray.
We count you all as blessings in our lives.

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)


Monday, September 2, 2019

September, Can You Believe It?

Can you believe it is September already?

The flowers are going to seed.

So am I;
 I just had another birthday, LOL.

I took some of the smaller sunflowers
and put their seed pods in the 
bird feeder.

I made a few more jars of pickles. 

It's my tomatoes that have me mystified,
I don't think that I'll have any 
to can this year.
They just won't get ripe . . .
we are eating a few, but not enough
for canning.

The blackberries are coming to a close . . .
they did do very well this year :)

Look at this . . .
It's the best little nut cracker around.
It was made by a kind and creative neighbor.

I've been cracking nuts to make
zucchini bread for the freezer.

After Steve's great week,
 his health started going downhill.
This week has been bad,
but life always gives us hills and valleys
and we are not alone in any of them.

The Lord is our Shepherd 
He is taking care of us. 

God bless you all.

Please continue to pray.
I think he caught a bug; chemo makes your 
immune system very weak.
Today seems better.

Connie :)


Saturday, August 24, 2019

Summer Beauty

Summer beauty reaching for the sky.

It amazes me how tall they grow.

Some of the produce taken from
our garden this week.

Do you remember our produce stand?

Well, I found this card on the stand
the other morning.  

Isn't that sweet;
it warmed my heart :)

She even baked a pie!

It feels good to have a place to put 
the extra produce that we don't use
and have others enjoy it.

We even had a friend from church come by the 
other day and ask if he could put his
extra tomatoes out there :)

And one of my girlfriends got back from
a weekend get-away to find her zucchini
plant over full . . . so she bagged them
up and put them on our stand. 

Speaking of pies, I made this one this week.
It's a combination of blackberries & apples.

Look who feels good enough to help
mow the yard.
Thanks to all the many prayers.

Monday starts another chemo session . . .
please continue to pray.
There has been a huge change in the way 
he feels the last few weeks.
He has gone from being sick 
3 out of every 4 days, to only having 
around one sick day a week.

We appreciate your prayers . . .
and want you to know that we feel
blessed by each and everyone of you.

Thank you!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)