Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Zuke Bread Recipe , and Weekend Get Away
Greetings and Holykisses!
This morning before getting into the Word; I whipped up a batch of zucchini bread and tossed it in the oven to bake while I read. Took me longer than I'd planned; just as I was about to do up the dishes, I spilled a bowl of cinnamon sugar. It went everywhere! Ohwell: happily; we do have a freshly swept and mopped kitchen floor now. And all ants have been rebuked.
While the floor dried, and bread baked; I followed the children of Israel through the book of Exodus again and wouldn't you know read about heavenly bread. What a perfect word for today! Just imagine eating heavenly bread. The word says it tasted like wafers with honey!
Is God good or what? Not only did he give them bread... but sweet bread!
Over the weekend, we got away from it all for a couple days. Just my beloeved and me.
It was soooooooo relaxing. We spent the night in Eureka Springs and went to the Passion Play.
I took pictures of the set, but once the show started; they weren't allowed.
The actors were wonderful and we're so thankful we were able to go!
On our drive we hit a few flea markets and yard sales. Myguy found tools, and quite a few things he can use in his shop. He was thrilled. The things I found, ...you'll probably laugh at.*
This old frog, and bottles found their way into the back seat. Actually the lil flask bottle was a different trip, but it found it's way into the photo today anyways. -- I don't know what it was about that frog, but .... he was a quarter. lol A vintage garden statue for a quarter. Cmon now; tell me you wouldn't have? Would you not have??
How bout the three pink, plastic, legless flamingoes? I know; you're shaking your heads about now.
Another quarter... gone.
Surely a welding rod will work for legs? You might see them in the future at the shabby olde potting shed. Or else... if you live in my neck of the woods, perhaps you may find them in your yard one of these days? Maxi? Karen?.... Becky?... are you pink plastic flamingo people?
This tiny little cast iron kettle was stuffed into the back seat too. A lil chicklet found a new home.
We took quite a few pictures of this victorian little town.
The dreamy cottage is for sale. Isn't it beautiful? That picket fence, and tiny castle....so pretty!
This house had more gingerbread trim on it as I've ever seen. Grand is an understatement.
Of course the vintage fencing, wishing well, and watering can also made me happy.
And notice the blue bottles in the window? (oh Katie...wouldn't they look lovely as a bottle tree?- Yours looks great.... -I hope to make one too someday!)
Speakin of blue bottles. Mine are in our kitchen window.
If any of you know where to find blue bottles... please share your info. See the 4 matching bottles in the picture? Are they wine, or water bottles? Inquiring minds really want to know!
This is another photo of the same yard with the wishing well. Isn't it something?!
Loved that wrought iron looking birdcage and gazing ball. Kinda makes ya wanna start doing rock work doesn't it?!
This was another neat building. 1880... had the coolest porches!
And this little gate... and stair case is charming too. There were so many hanging vines growing in the rock wall.
Here we are, back at home. On our excursion, we found another old washtub. It's already planted and doing pretty well inspite of our heat. I transplanted marigolds and a few things in it as the sun was going down hoping they'd not wilt too badly. They're starting to come back already. It looked touch and go there the first day.
The black eyed susies are in full bloom as well as all the grass that's grown up in this bed. You've heard the phrase, "There's always something to do." Well; at our house, there's always something to weed.
The dew should be dried up by now. Time to tie on my garden apron and fire up the weed eater. Hope you all have a beeeautiful day!
Exodus 16: 14-15 " And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground. And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the Lord hath given you to eat."
Just in case some of you want the zucchini bread recipe.... here ya go!
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup oil
3 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon (and more cinnamon sugar for the bottom n top of bread)
2 cups grated zucchini
Mix well, and pour into two buttered and cinnamon- sugared bread pans
Sprinkle more cinnamon sugar on top
Bake 325 for around an hour. Test with toothpick.