Monday, September 10, 2007

when life hands you zucchini....

.......make zucchini bread. 3 eggs :: 1 cup cooking oil :: 2 cups sugar :: 2 cups grated zucchini :: 3 tsp vanilla :: 3 cups flour ::
1 tsp salt :: 1 tsp baking soda :: 3 tsp cinnamon :: 1 cup nuts, chopped (optional)
Mix first 5 ingredients, mix dry ingredients, add to wet ingredients, stir in nuts, if desired. Pour into 2 greased and floured loaf pans. Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes.
I plan on getting back into our "cookie of the week", within the next couple of weeks. I find it so much easier when I have their after school snacks waiting for them, especially since they are usually starving! This recipe is also a good way to sneak in an extra vegetable. :)
I have set another ridiculous deadline. I only have the collar left to knit on my silver belle, and hope to have it finished by Wednesday. Oh, the things I do to myself. As my husband calls it.....self imposed busy...ness!

26 comments:

JL said...

Yummy!

kim said...

That looks tasty! I cannot wait to see your Silver Belle finished. Thank you again (so much!) for your help with mine.

Meggie said...

Zucchini bread is perfect during this time of the year. What a great after school snack! Your kiddos are so lucky to have a Mom like you. Looking forward to your "cookie of the week" posts.

Hege said...

Looks yummy :)

Kristin said...

Love zucchini bread. My mom always had snacks ready for us when we got home from school b/c we were starving and unbearable otherwise.
Thanks for the recipe.

The_Add_Knitter said...

OK, you are setting a land speed record with your Silver Belle, so impressive.

And you are such the new June Cleaver for the 21st c. with your nutritious after school snacks, you are my hero!!

HobbyMommy said...

Looks de-lish! Love your projects!

Nora said...

Oh, yum! If only I wasn't on this damn 'wedding dress' diet!!

Stacey said...

I think I made 10 zucchini breads when we had them in season!!!

carrie said...

looks great! i'm sure it was a hit with the little ones.

bobbi said...

yum,yummy,yummist!

La Cabeza Grande said...

I always wanted to know how to make zucchini bread! Thanks, Leslie :o)

TLCknits said...

even tho it's called a bread....

MMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmm cake... :)

leslie said...

looks super great. i like cocoa in my zucchini bread. you are a great mom. i need you around here ... preparing me snacks.

Sheila said...

Scrumptious... there's a farmers market that comes every Tuesday & Thursday near my job and boy-o-boy do I get my fill of Zucchini Loaf.

lucy said...

How delicious and tasty. It's definetely making me hungry. Your kids must look forward to coming home to a healthy homemade snack!

Ha! Sometimes you got set those deadlines. I hate the lingering feeling of an unfinished project.

Yarn It said...

Looks like I will be making zucchini bread tonight! Looks great!

erin said...

keep on knitting....

Tanya said...

Looks good! Hmm, wonder if Ben would eat that or be on to the whole 'good for you' thing. Worth a try :)

Tanya

Yarnhog said...

That looks delicious! I have one son who is a confirmed vegephobe. One day when he was three, I made meatloaf. I grated zucchini on the smallest grater until it was mush and mixed it into the meat. It was invisible, odorless, and tasteless. He took one bite of the meatloaf, spit it out, and hollered, "There're vegetables in there!" with a look of utter loathing. I wonder if this would go over better.

Knitterella said...

Looks like t turned out perfect! Thanks for the recipe.

Yum!
Jill

Dipsy said...

Awwww, how yummy! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe, I will *so* try it out soonest possible!

Michelle said...

Oooh! That looks yummy! Love zucchini bread!!

Felicia said...

Oh, that looks tasty.

So Much Fun said...

Mmmm, that looks too tasty to be sneaking veggies in! Can't wait for the return of Cookie-o-week!

Kaet said...

that bread looks so yummy i am sure no one noticed they were eating a serving of veggies!