Today I woke with a mission: Zucchini! While my garden was sadly unproductive this year (thank you very much crafty groundhog!) we have a neighbor that delighted in sharing his abundance of zucchini, yellow squash,
and tomatoes. And I, for one, am grateful! One of my secret joys is dawning one of Granny’s old aprons and having a crazy day of baking and cooking all afternoon long until dinner time. Six hours of grating zucchini and putting it into cookies, muffins, breads… And I still have some left over for fritters and fried zucchini!
It happens so rarely that I get to take a day for such Suzy-homemaker activity (as my sister calls it). I enjoyed, as well, baking a Shepherd’s pie for my family’s dinner – as only a self-respecting Irish girl can do with her first batch of potatoes from the garden!
Sure some other things had to suffer. They always do. Sometimes you’ve just got to forget the good and take what’s best. Laundry is not going anywhere. (Oh my, that it would!) As long as we have clean clothing for work tomorrow I will catch up on it in the evening.
What matters now is that my family has some healthy, yummy treats for the week. And can I just say how great it feels to know they came from home-grown local produce? Also having a well-stocked pantry was a big plus. I was pleasantly surprised when I realized all that I could make without a single trip to the grocery store.
Banana zucchini walnut muffins are going to taste great for breakfast in the morning! And next week it will be back to school (so hard believe already). So, I will have to look for yet more tasty, healthy breakfast recipes and snacks for lunches. Off on my next mission!