Sayre is our fun hostess this week and this is what she has to say.
What I want from you is a step-by-step guide (pictures encouraged) for making your favorite summertime dish. This can be an entree, a vegetable, a casserole, or a dessert. Hopefully it will be quick and easy so we can spend August playing more and cooking less
When it comes to summer, these two things come to mind...cucumbers and zucchini. There are so many ways you can prepare these two very versatile veggies. The cukes came from my one lone plant and the zucchini was bought at a road side stand. Next year I am having a bigger garden. I love making pickles, cucumber salad and zucchini pie and bread. Most of the time I make enough to give away. A loaf of zucchini bread or a jar of pickles make a very nice hostess gift. Here are two of my favorite recipes.
(makes two loafs)
3 eggs ------ 3 cups flour
2 cups sugar ------ 2 cups grated zucchini ---peeled
1 cup oil ----- 1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla----- 1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
Mix all ingredients, grease and flour two loaf pans... pour equal amounts in both. Bake at 325 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes. Can also use mini loaf pans...makes 4-6
SWEET AN SOUR CUCUMBERS
2 Large cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
3 green onions, thinly sliced with 3 inches of green tops
2/3 cup rice vinegar
1/3 cup sugar
combine all ingredients; marinate for at least 1/2 to 1 hour. Serves 4
These are always a hit with friends and family. Now go see some more yummy dishes! click here. Thanks for hosting this week Sayre!