Monday, August 25, 2008

Got any spare Zucchini?

Here is a fabulous recipe! I give it four stars and just in case your neighbors keep giving you zucchini you will have something yummy to make with them.
Zucchini Bars
3 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, melted
2 cups grated raw zucchini
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup brown sugar

Beat eggs until light and foamy. Add sugar, butter, zucchini and vanilla and mix lightly but well. Combine flours, salt, soda, baking powder and cinnamon and add to egg/zucchini mixture. Stir until well blended; add nuts. Pour into 12x17 inch jelly roll pan. Combine ingredients for topping. Sprinkle topping mixture over batter. Bake; cool on rack. Cut into squares.

Temperature: 350
Time: 15-20 minutes

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Library

I mentioned that I was going to have to make a separate post about our library. Well here it is. We live in such a small community that the library is very tiny. There is not even a librarian. You just go in and check out your books and file away the cards in the drawer behind the counter.
This morning Lulu asked if we could go to the "egg chairs". It took me a while to figure out what she was talking about.
This was our old library...

It was gigantic. It was brand new and it was simply breathtakingly beautiful.

In the children's section they had these chairs. The "egg chairs." So we are all missing our Indianapolis Central Library.

But our new library has some excellent literary choices. Like these...

Two brothers want to go to the circus but don't have enough money. Find out what they do to earn some.

"Unlike many books on death for the little ones, this one doesn't tell a story. Instead, it addresses children's fears and curiosity head-on." Booklist

The section titled "Ways to Remember Someone" was my favorite. It says, "Even when someone you love dies, you don't lose him completely- you still have your memories. That person can always be a part of you."

  • Make a scrapbook about her.

  • Play the game "I remember when..." with your family and friends.

  • Look at his photograph.

  • Keep practicing something he taught you.

  • Write a poem about her.

  • Keep something of hers in a special place.

  • Visit her grave.

  • Make a new friend who reminds you of her.

  • Have a picnic to celebrate his birthday.

There are more ideas in the book, I just posted my favorite here.

I really enjoyed the artwork in this rendition. It is a classic tale that my mom use to read to me and I enjoyed sharing it with my own daughters.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

What is that?

Here are a few fun pictures, take a gander at what they might be.
Photo #1
Photo #2
Photo #3
Posted by Picasa

Friday, August 1, 2008

Travel the West

Just to prove that I can whip up a mean meal!
Lake Coeurd' Alene is amazing. On the left of the picture is Tubbs Hill. If you hike along it you can find your own secluded beach. It makes for a great pic-nik spot and lots of swimming.

This is Hayden Lake in North Idaho. I would love to own one of the houses on the edge of this lake. Just think of the years you could add to your life looking out your window at this everyday.
Posted by Picasa