Monday, June 11, 2012

Zuchinni Bread

So what do you do when you find zuchinnis this big in your garden?

You make Zuchinni Bread of course!

I've never had zuchinni bread before, so I was a little hesitant about how it would taste.  But I looked up a Paula Dean Zuchinni Bread Recipe and I thought I'd give it a try.

The only bad part about zuchinni bread is that it only uses 2 cups of zuchinni, which isn't a lot when you have tons of zuchinni to use up.

So I grated about 3 zuchinni which gave me 4 cups. (I made 2 batches not knowing each batch made 2 loaves!)

The first batch's dough looked soupy, so for the second batch I wrung out the zuchinni to remove of some of the water.

I was pleasantly surprised when I tasted these muffins!  They were great! Like a super moist spice muffin.  

I've read you can even make a chocolate zuchinni cake!  I think I will definitively continue experimenting with zuchinni in my baking!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Porch Update

Remember that porch we built back in October? Well, I slipped and fell down the stairs on Saturday so we decided it was a good time to clean and paint it.

We had primed the porch back in the Winter.

I had already picked out the colors, we just hadn't found the time to paint it. We decided to add some Rust-Oleum anti slip additive into the paint that would be on the floor and stairs.

So here is a side by side by side.  
No Porch, Primed Porch, Newly Painted Porch.

I think its a huge improvement. Though now it makes the rest of the house look even worse. Eventually, the house will be a light grey blue with navy blue as accent and the sliver grey as a highlight. I've been living here for nearly 2 years, but some how adding my address numbers makes it feel more official.