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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Monday, Fun Day


I spent the day in the kitchen today.
I decided the dirt, dust and mountain of laundry from
the weekend would just have to wait another day.
Housework is nice like that...and it waits for you..
and waits, and waits.  haha. Over-ripe bananas,
zucchini and peaches needed to be put to good use!
I made Lemon Zucchini muffins to put in the freezer...






A peach crisp for tonight's dessert....






Italian Zucchini and Tomato Bake for the freezer...
Tomatoes, onions, zucchini sprinkled with Italian seasoning,
garlic, salt, parmesan and pepper.  I layered the whole thing
with slices of romano cheese before putting it in the oven.
I only baked it half way, then let it cool before freezing.





And two loaves of banana toffee bread.
The recipe is here on my blog....just use the search box.
It's banana bread with pecans and toffee chips stirred in the batter
and sprinkled on top.  Heaven.  This is going in the freezer, too!






The muffins have been tested and baker approved. :)


35 comments:

  1. Oh my Betsy..that all looks so very good. I canned peaches, made peach jam and an upside down peach cake. But no supper in sight yet:)

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    1. Well, I got lucky today....don't have to make dinner because the mister has
      a business dinner this evening. Maybe you can find some leftovers in the fridge. :)

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  2. I only wish I lived in your road, then I could call round when the smell of baking drifted down to my house and I could call to see you and check on the quality of the goodies!

    I spent the day experimenting with smoothies. My favorite now is banana, strawberry and cacao powder using coconut milk. Yum!

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    1. . . .and ice cream. I forgot that.

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    2. And of course you'd be very welcome...a neighborhood taste tester. :)
      Your smoothies sound delish!

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  3. Might as well keep going once the oven is preheated!

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    1. Exactly....I had an assembly line of pans waiting to go in!

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  4. Your baked goods look deliciously good.
    I'd also volunteer my services as a taste-tester, at no charge of course *giggle*.
    ~Jo

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    1. Well, you know I'd love to have you! It's a shame we are all so far away from each other!

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  5. Wow, you went right to down
    Sure none of them will make the tasters frown
    More filling than laundry too
    Unless all clothes are dirty at your zoo
    That would be bad
    Just a tad

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    1. Suzie Homemaker was I!
      Baked my heart out, do or die!
      Tomorrow I'm back to CEO of my shop
      where I'll work til I'm tired and drop.
      hahaha...

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  6. Good girl! And, how wonderful will that veggie bake taste when the weather turns cold...
    I need to get some peaches...saw a sour cream peach pie recipe on FB...only a bottom crust!
    Perhaps some jam too...your crisp looks delish!
    You are not still hot there? We are stifling here! Never ending....and no rain!
    Enjoy your evening....I am a bachelorette for a few days...think I'll have some ice cream and sauce! Hahaha!
    I spoke to my sister at a wedding reception on Saturday....I was brutal!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. I was thinking that about the summer veggies...will taste so yummy in the dead of winter!
      I'm going to buy some foil 8x8 pans at the grocery and put a few more in the freezer this month.
      I know I'll be glad to have them in there ready to pop in the oven on busy days!
      That peach pie sounds yummy! I've never had that kind before!
      I love being a bachelorette for a few days! haha....you can have ice cream for dinner and you have control of the tv remote! haha! Enjoy!
      Ooooh.....you saw your sister! Sometimes the truth hurts! lol.

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  7. It all looks super delicious. I was amused that you did not put a date or a comment on the Lemon Z Muffins . . . no need, I expect they will last about 10 minutes ~ YUM. a;ong with everything else. What a lucky household . . . :)

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    1. haha...no date needed! If they have zucchini in them, I'll know they are from the summer!

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    2. I see you are the Quality Control Executive with that Muffin . . lol. You left a few crumbs though . . lol

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    3. Yes, I certainly had to give them a test! haha.

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  8. Don't you just love it, when you have enough to freeze for later? Yummm! Your banana toffee bread sounds delish! Well gosh, now I'm hungry. I have a couple of peaches in the kitchen...going to see what I can do with them.

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    1. All that biking and hiking in Colorado and you're allowed to eat the whole loaf of banana bread. haha...

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  9. Yum! It all looks good. Your freezer is getting nicely stocked.

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    1. I didn't stock it at all last summer....garden didn't do so great.
      Hope to do better this year!

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  10. Oh yum! So, when can I come over ?

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    1. As soon as you tell me who you are.... :) haha

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  11. Hi Betsy - good therapy and fun with some delicious aromas ... today - yugh: catch-up on laundry et al ... sorry to remind you! Peach crisp looks good ... in fact it all looks good (too good!) ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Cooking is great therapy! Love it....
      and guess what...I did the laundry last night! Two loads....two more today, I'm sure. haha.

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  12. A very productive, delicious day! A tip on freezing things...if you put plastic wrap or parchment paper in your pans first, then either cook the item or just freeze it, then take the item out of your pan and put it in a ziplock bag and put that back in your freezer, you won't have to have as many pans or casserole dishes. Then when you need to cook the item, pop it out of the freezer and put it back in your casserole pan and bake. Did I explain that right?

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    1. What a great tip! Thanks....they would take up less room in the freezer, too!

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  13. Some days you just need the therapy of baking! It always calms me down...measuring stirring etc.

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    1. I agree...it's great therapy. And then eating is great therapy, too! haha.

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  14. Wow, sounds like a cooking day for a lot of folk. Yours all sound so yummy though. I made a batch of milk chocolate brownies and a big pot of American Chop Suey for my grandsons to tackle when they get hungry. I try to always have things in the fridge they can grab and reheat for a quick meal. I think half of the brownies are already gone. Oh boy!

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  15. Note to self....don't look at this blog when in bed...now I am hungry.

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  16. Oh my... such a delicious variety. That toffee bread sounds to-die for! Yum!

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