|Tomato thief caught red pawed and looking guilty.|
|The evidence, half eaten tomato.|
Hello everyone! This weekend has been busy. I got all my homework done on Saturday leaving my Sunday wide open. I finally got some tomatoes worth canning and to my demise I found that two of my very large heirloom tomatoes were half eaten and left to rot on the ground. At first I thought "do squirrels eat tomatoes?". Then I caught my little dog Peanut Butter nibbling on a tomato right on the vine! Can you believe my mutt is eating my tomatoes? Hello! At first I was really mad, but then I had to get my camera and take a picture of her looking all guilty and of course the evidence of a half eaten tomato. My son chased her around the backyard saying over and over "leave the tomatoes alone Peanut" and "not yours". It was so cute! My son chasing the dog and the dog looking and acting like her paw was caught in the cookie jar.
Anyway, back to my zucchini. I made six loaves of zucchini bread today and I still have enough zucchini to probably make six more loaves. I bought about twenty dollars worth of supplies to make my zucchini bread. So, if I get 12 loaves that's $1.66 per loaf. Not bad. I found a recipe that I liked and I swapped out using whole wheat flour instead of all purpose. I found that when you swap out all purpose flour with whole wheat flour you need to add some water to moisten the batter. Well, it only took the hubby one batch to demand a loaf for work. So, two loaves became four, then six and tomorrow I'm making two more loaves because I still have some zucchini left.
|Zucchini bread cooling.|
Here's the recipe I used. Let me know if you try making this bread. If you prefer to use all purpose flour just omit the water. Until next time...
Mom's Zucchini Bread
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2 1/4 cups white sugar
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ¾ cup water
- 2 cups grated zucchini
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Grease and flour two 8 x 4 inch pans. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
- Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl.
- Beat eggs, oil, vanilla, water and sugar together in a large bowl. Add sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture, and beat well. Stir in zucchini and nuts until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.
Click here to watch the video to make zucchini bread.