What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Lazy Days filled with Zucchini


Yesterday I woke up early and made a batch of muffins for breakfast, oversaw chores, took care of some zucchini, washed the dishes, got things around to go visiting and then headed out the door.  We went to visit my mother, about an hour away and when we left, instead of coming home like I *should* have, I drove 15 minutes further to go to the only Hobby Lobby in the area (what can I say?  It's HOBBY LOBBY.)  After my very justified  (it's HOBBY LOBBY!) dawdling, I didn't get home until 6:15.  Supper is usually at 6:30. 

I started to hastily follow through with my original dinner plans but a few minutes in, realized there was ain't no way- no how I was going to get THAT meal on the table before 8:00pm.  So my original dinner plans were nixed and I threw together a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants dinner.  Then Matt came home and wanted corn on the cob too.  So, I put a pot of water to boil.  We ate dinner.  We read.  We ate corn.  I did dishes.  I finished putting together the abandoned dinner for the next day.  I oversaw bedtime.  I tied up Rubydog.  I tidied up the dining room.  Then, I folded three loads of laundry that I have meant to fold for two days now.  Then, I went to bed.  I did all of this, save the laundry folding, on hyper speed. 

And THAT is why I never posted anything zucchini yesterday.  Good excuse?

 Tuesdays' zucchini dish was our dinner; a hearty minestrone soup with some cheddar onion biscuits.  It was delicious.  DE-licious.
... Hearty Minestrone ...

Wednesday had TWO zucchini recipes in it:  Zucchini muffins for breakfast and creamed zucchini with dinner. 

... Lemony Blueberry Zucchini Muffins ...
 I have made my fair share of zucchini muffins before, (you know~the brown, cinnamon-y with raisins and walnuts kind) and I do love them.  But yesterday, I wanted to try a different SORT of zucchini muffin.  These were such a YUMMY change of pace.  Lemony blueberry zucchini muffins.  Yum.  I might just make more...today. 

And for our hasty dinner as described above~ we had chicken salad on whole wheat bread, home canned pickles, homegrown corn, onion rings, and creamed zucchini.  It tasted like alfredo pasta sans the pasta.  And this afternoon, with the creamed zucchini leftovers , I am going to boil up some whole wheat pasta and have the best lunch ever.

... Creamed Zucchini ...

Now.  Let me tell you about my day today.  I have to go through the garden and harvest the readied veggies (squash, anyone?).  I HAVE TO can pickles.  I have to freezerpack some frozen things.  I have to put laundry away.  I HAVE TO start planning for the school year.  I have to do some emailing.  I HAVE TO start on a baby gift for a baby that is probably being born at this very minute.  I have to pay bills. and tonight- I HAVE TO go on a date with Matt!  (oh dear.  What a life I lead. winky, wink)  So forgive me, please, for not posting any recipes today.  I'll get them up soon.

So much for the lazy days of summer...


Bonnie said...

No baby being born right this very minute, so you can breathe : )

You're making me hungry, and it's now 8:55 am and I *need* a shower, and to start my day. I made pumpkin chocolate chip muffins for breakfast and am now way behind schedule. But they were worth it.

debbie said...

So what did u get at hobby lobby

Anonymous said...

Okay, this old lady is worn out just reading your post. I honestly don't know how you do it!
The soup looks incredible...hope your date is relaxing.

Blessings always,

...they call me mommy... said...

Photo love...*thump* (sound of Amy falling over from it's beautifulness) Can I hire you as my cook? The pay is low and you have to live in WI away from your family. Sounds tempting doesn't it? ;) :P

stephaniegiese said...

I know I haven't met you in real life, but I must say I don't think you are capable of a lazy day :)

That day sounds exhausting. We don;t have a Hobby Lobby around here either, I would have stayed there the whole day!

GracefulMommy said...

Must have the creamed zucchini recipe! It all sounds so delicious.

Rebecca said...

Ah but Bonnie--- I haven't heard from you since 8 am yesterday. Maybe he came last night? And then my powers of intuition would have been right!

Debbie~ I got a tin sign and a tin word cutout for the boys' room. The upstairs rooms are not really "decorated" and I would like to change that. For the girls' room I want something vintage-y with a yellow and turquoise focus colors and for the boys' room it would HAVE to be farm-ish. BUT-since I am cheap and have better things to do than spend money on decorations, it is going very s.l.o.w.l.y and only with super cheap/ homemade things.

I had a good deal of self-discipline that day.

Janet~ it was! Thank you! It was so lovely.

Amy~ totally would, just to meet you. It is a BYOK deal right? (Bring Your Own Kids)

Stephanie~ I could have stayed MUCH longer too except we had an "incident" where two children began arguing and making shopping an unpleasant experience. That's what I get for ignoring naptime.

Graceful Mommy~ I'll get it up for you soon!

Bonnie said...

Still just me. Shoving down pineapple as fast as I can because I read sometimes it will get things going. I've eaten a shocking amount of pineapple. I'm working on my third. (the first 2 fresh, starting on canned). A HUGE splurge, but if it works...

Leah said...

Rebecca, you amaze me. I mean come on, you should be doing your own show on the food network!
No, no, you shouldn't. You're doing something way more important. :) But truly, you are an awesome cook.

(Did you ever think of linking up one of your grand personal recipes to our Mothers are Home recipe link-up, with the chance to win a $25 Amazon gift certificate hosted by yours truly? Eh, didn't think so, just thought I'd try. ;P
Your recipes could benefit all of us gals!!!)

Just in case:

:D :D :D ;)

Anonymous said...

I'd love you to post those zucchini muffin recipes!!!!!

Wilm in NZ

(we're just getting into spring here, so I can't wait to plant zucchini and try and use them up!)

Rebecca said...

Leah~ of course I would! Thanks for telling me about it!

Wilm~ they are on their way--this week, unfortunately I have something to do EVERY SINGLE DAY so I won't be able to get them up now but I will-soon. Promise!