Zucchini Bread

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Zucchini Bread, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Today I had the itch to do some cooking so I decided to make some Zucchini bread. My Dad planted a ton of vegetables at the farm this year and we have five or six huge zucchinis to use up. I'm not big on zucchini but I love zucchini bread. It was a super easy recipe from an old cookbook of my Moms. I love when a recipe says 'combine all ingredients and mix'. I didn't have to use 10 different bowls or turn the mixer on and off. It turned out great! It was a good excuse to use my Pyrex loaf pans. They were already wrapped and packed but weren't hard to find. They came out unscathed and made great moist bread!

Zucchini Bread, originally uploaded by jenib320.
This is my favorite loaf pan that I've found so far. I really want to find the turquoise one in this size!

New Coffee Table + Blackie, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Finally finished my coffee table today. I covered it a few weeks ago but I had to put some little wood pieces on the underside of the lid so it doesn't slide around. I found this old crate for $5 at a garage sale a few months ago. I was trying to think of something to use as a coffee table and thought this was the perfect size for my space, however the bottom is in bad shape. My Mom had the bright idea of making a lid for it. We measured it and my Dad cut a piece of plywood the size of the top. I then cut up an old foam mattress topper (I'm far too cheap to buy foam from JoAnns, its so expensive!) and glued it to one side of the plywood. I managed to find a fabric that has purple (futon cover), turquoise (side table), and yellow (pillows) in it, so it will coordinate pretty well with everything in the living room. It was really easy and I love the way it turned out. It can handle a tray and will be great to put my feet on :)

New Coffee Table + Blackie, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Blackie has claimed it. She didn't want to get off while I took photos, she actually posed quite nicely!

Today I love the..
Smell of: Zucchini Bread
Sound of: Live Simon & Garfunkel
Taste of: Pinneaple
Sight of: Projects
Feel of: Bunny!

Good Things about Today:
- Finished up a few projects
- Made zucchini bread, in Pyrex to boot!
- Played with George!
- Zucchini bread! :D

1 comment :

  1. I love the coffee table... we're moving house and need to get furniture, you've inspired me for a bit of DIY. :)

    Bread is a great way of using up courgettes. My favourite is to use them in a mixed vegetable risotto, or in this gorgeous pasta dish: saute courgette in olive oil with garlic, when cooked through add lemon juice, mint & feta cheese. Serve over linguine or angel hair pasta. Delicious!


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