Friday, June 8, 2012

About that zucchini....

Good Friday evening to you!  I hope this has been a good day where you are.  For many people, Friday becomes the beginning of the week-end, giving a change of pace for a couple of days.  Hopefully you expect a week-end that will be restful and relaxing.

We are still enjoying a good harvest of our zucchini, and there are a number of ways we like to eat it.  I am sharing a recipe for Zucchini Bread with you today.   This recipe comes from The Table at Grey Gables, a cookbook published in 1998. 

Enjoyable with a cup of tea.


3 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
2/3 cup oil
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 cups all-purpose flour (I used half whole wheat).
2 cups grated zucchini
2 cups coarsely chopped nuts

- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease and flour a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan or two 5 x 3-inch loaf pans. (I used two 8 x 4 pans). 
- In a large bowl beat the eggs.  Add the sugar and the oil, mixing well after each addition.  Stir in the remaining ingredients except the nuts and blend well.  Fold in the nuts.  Pour the batter into the prepared pan(s).   Bake for 1 hour.

This is good for an afternoon snack.  In the above picture, some of you may recognize the design of the teapot/cup.  It was a gift from Munchomom for Mother's Day a few years ago, and is designed by Susan Branch. 

This has been a full day here.  There is a Second Friday Bridge group at my church, and I am part of the 24 total who are signed on to play once a month.  It is always good fellowship, whether the cards are good or not.:-)  Mine were just mediocre today.

Our temperature is higher today, yet we are still able to enjoy a nice breeze. 

If you keep up with horse racing in the spring, you will have heard that I'll Have Another will not be racing this week-end due to injury, so there will be no Triple Crown winner this year.   I still plan to watch the race, though.

Thank you for following along, and I really enjoy your comments.

Next post - More zucchini....


  1. Thank you for that wonderful recipe! Although we do not have a garden, we are blessed with friends who do, and they always share their bounty with others of us.

    I have heard about that poor horse. I'm glad the owner is at least being wise and pulling him from racing so that he can heal properly. On another note, I don't know whether you have heard or not, but our dear coach, Pat Summitt, had her first hole-in-one at the Sevierville golf course today!! I think everyone is happy to hear of yet another accomplishment for this lady!

  2. I also saw the horse story on the news, heart breaking isn't it, poor horse, I'm glad his owner is taken care of him,
    yummy recipe,, we'll all soon have lots of zucchini won't we!

  3. That is a great recipe. Zucchini bread is one of my favorites. I'm going to try your recipe. Thanks for visiting me today. Have a great weekend

  4. I love zucchini bread but I haven't made any for a very long time, and now I want to. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  5. I love a good zucchini bread recipe. My son will love this- Thanks- Hope you have a great night- xo Diana

  6. Oh Nellie...I love zucchini bread! This sounds like a great recipe...thanks for sharing it with
    Sounds like you had a nice day today.. that's wonderful!


  7. Oh goodness, I didn't know Pat played golf!!! A hole in one! Fantastic for her. I still have the News Sentinel in there on the little table un-opened. I'm sure I will read about it when I look at yesterday's paper before todays.

    Sometime when you are in town here for other reasons, and have an hour, maybe we could meet at Shoney's or Ruby's for lunch.

  8. I'll be over with a big pitcher of iced tea. The weather here is lovely, too, and I am enjoying the most leisurely Saturday. Cheers for a great weekend!