Monday, August 12, 2013

Lazy Monday

My day started with a trip to the library to download and print some more of my patterns.  I received notice from Jenny of Elefantz.com that the Home Magazine was available for download and I'm behind on some of my blocks of the month.

Once that was done, I got Miss Jackie's quilted gift and zucchini bread and stopped at McDonald's for coffee and headed to spend the rest of the morning visiting with her.  We had such a lovely visit.  She has been such a good, Christian friend and I love spending time with her.  



Not only did we have a nice visit, she had goodies for me too, dishcloths that she made. I'm so grateful for all my creative friends. I'm already looking forward to the next visit. 


Afterward, I ran a couple of errands.  My day was flying by, and I had to run back out to get garlic bread and Parmesan cheese for dinner.  More about that in a minute :)

I got to spend the rest of my afternoon and early evening working on a project I started last week. And now it's DONE :)


You've probably already guessed it's one from Elefantz.com.  You are correct.  Didn't it turn out sweet.  I can't wait to tell my BFF that it's finished.  We've been encouraging each other a lot lately to work on these projects and get them finished.  I really struggled with the outer plaid to match it up.  Orange was just too bright and too much.  My embroidery thread and the small floral in the green are the same salmon colors in different shades and I couldn't find anything in my stash.  I went through the scrap bin and low and behold there it was - a perfect match.  It looks a little off in the bottom right had corner, but I double checked and I think it's just the way I snapped the picture.  I have to say I'm pleased and it's already up on my wall.

So there was A LOT of cooking going on at my house this weekend.  Newton was at my sister's and Honey Do came up with some ideas and helping hands.  So here's what we had:


Doesn't that look yummy ???


So here's what we did:

You are going to assemble the sandwiches according to these steps

a slice of good, hearty bread, dip one side in flour
enough slices of fresh mozzarella to cover the un-floured side of the bread
enough slices of tomato to cover the mozzarella
a second slice of bread dipped in flour, place on the stack, flour side exposed

Now dip the whole thing in scrambled egg to coat

Place in a pan and grill

That's the original recipe that Honey Do saw on Lydia's Italy on our local PBS station.  He watches these cooking shows late at night.

OK - so we upped the anty (as they say in poker).  We did fried zucchini and fresh basil :)  Yup that went in there too.  Talk about a "Dagwood" :)  Honey Do was VERY happy with his updated creation.  And we have plenty of zucchini (oops !! forgot to check the garden today for more :o

So my sandwich was done the same way, except I did double friend zucchini and omitted the mozzarella.  I don't care for fresh mozzarella.  I know, but I'm German not Italian so I have an excuse.  BUT I did replace the mozzarella - which Brie !!!  Oh my goodness, was it good :)  Love when Honey Do cooks :)


I took my kitchen back over on Sunday.  We did zucchini again - no, not tired of it yet :)

Here's that recipe:

Spaghetti with Zucchini and Roasted Peppers

1/2 box of spaghetti, cooked according to the box instructions

1 1/2 lbs. of zucchini, cut in half lengthwise, seeded, sliced (season with salt and let drain for an hour before cooking)
1/8 t. salt
1 jar roasted red bell peppers (or you can use fresh and roast them yourself)
1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
1/8 t. white pepper
3/4 c. parmigiana reggiano cheese, shaved (I just use what I have)
1 clove of garlic

In a large skilled, heat oil, add garlic and zucchini.  Cook 2-3 minutes.  Add peppers and season with salt and pepper.  Discard garlic clove.

Drain pasta, add to skillet and mix well.
Transfer to serving platter and garnish with cheese.

We served with garlic bread.

I hope everyone had a good weekend.  My niece asked if she and family could visit next weekend with Great #9.  I can't wait to meet this little man who has already stolen my heart.  He visited my mom over the weekend - as they should - and she called to brag about the visit and what a joy he is.  God is SO good.

OK, so it started out slow, relaxing. It didn't seem like I did all that much until I put it down in writing.  Don't you just love unplanned, productive days? Tomorrow, the chore list......

And on that note, 


Thanks for stopping by.....


and have a wonderful, creative day.






2 comments:

Wendy B said...

Wow...I'm exhausted Edi!!!! You have been busy....not lazy at all!!!! yum....Im hungry now!!! Love your Jen-pics......my English garden arrived at it's destination so I can post piccies of mine too!!!! Love it all!xox

Edi said...

I kknow. I just spent a good portion of the day not doing my chores that it felt like I was being lazy.