Here’s a fun festive little dish I use when cleaning out my fridge after Bountiful Baskets. It’s just two of us, so I don’t necessarily go through as much of the food as we should as quickly as we should. I love how pretty this is sitting on the table…. and even more than that I love how it looks like a rainbow when I take it to work for lunch all chilled and cool the next morning. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘Zucchini’
I really need a protein rich breakfast to get my day started. One of the easiest and healthiest protein breakfasts is for me to scramble up some eggs. This is a great recipe to use up a variety of vegetables and it is fast so it is perfect for weekday mornings. I will pretty much use whatever I have on hand but some of my favorites are tomatoes, spinach, kale, onion, broccoli, carrots, summer squash, zucchini, herbs, leeks, and potatoes. (more…)
We all have our go-to recipes. And when I get summer squash, I grab my recipe box and make a large pan of Southwest Summer Squash Saute. Why you ask?
Our basket site is full of awesome volunteers. I don’t think that we can say that enough! Every once in a while someone shows up with goodies. This recipe is from one of our volunteers, Katy.
I used to love to bake, but then my oven started acting weird and unpredictable, and nothing would ever bake right. I pretty much stopped. Now that I have an oven that works, though, I’m getting back to baking. And with my zucchini from Bountiful Baskets (and then zucchini from a neighbor) I wanted to find something yummy and somewhat healthy that wouldn’t involve heating up the kitchen too much.
Use what talent you possess:
the woods would be very silent if no birds sang
except those that sang best.
I’m having one of those “less than perfect” days. Nothing is particularly wrong, I just can’t seem to get something right. I had HIGH hopes of offering up a wonderful meal to my family and to you tonight, but for the second time in a row it was less than perfect. Which got me thinking about the lenses that we see each other through.
In my old neighborhood I had a neighbor who was the epitome of perfect. Her hair was perfect, her make-up was perfect, her clothes were perfect, her house was always tidy and ready for guests, she hosted fun luncheons and even figured out how to balance all of that and stay in shape. I was the polar opposite of her. I rarely did anything more than a ponytail with my hair, makeup was a luxury that was just out of my grasp, my clothes covered my body, nothing more nothing less (I was just grateful for the days that I could escape, unscathed, by the onslaught of baby food that was being hurled at me) and my house, though it was tidy, it was never guest ready. If someone stopped by unannounced I would either pretend I wasn’t home or holler at them through the door that they would have to wait for a second while I quickly ran through the offending room shoving everything out of sight.
In planning a menu for a Games Night the idea of tapas came to mind. This reminded me of a recipe in the August 2013 Better Homes and Gardens August for Lemony Ricotta Summer Squash Galette. Not only was it easy, it used ingredients already on hand! I also knew I could easily change a few ingredients and use up even MORE!
Nothing smells more scrumptious when baking than herb bread! With zucchini, Roma tomatoes, and fresh herbs in the Bountiful Basket, bread made with herbs and vegetables seemed like a hit!
This fragrant quick bread is easy to make and delicious. It can be eaten as a meatless meal with a salad or as an accompaniment to dinner. It is a hot, not fussy quick bread that you can mix with your hands. It pops with wonderful herbal flavors!
It’s that time of year again (my favorite time by the way)…. Whether you are picking up your weekly basket, pulling them from your garden or seeing them in the grocery store, one things for sure. They are everywhere. Even coming from our ears I’ve heard! If you’re anything like me, you’ll be jumping for joy the moment you see those long green vegetables in your baskets! Yes, i’m talking about zucchini. The possibilities are endless; grilled zucchini, sautéed, zucchini bread, fried zucchini….I could go on forever. But not everyone is interested in the “traditional” zucchini options. If you are one of those people or you just want to try something new, this recipe just might be for you!