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...

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