Inspired by Money Saving Mom’s occasional “baking days,” and the fact that I had my last two zucchini in the fridge that needed to be used, I had a baking half-day yesterday in between prepping for my class and my usual Monday pursuits (the glamour of laundry…).
It seemed like I had done a lot more until I looked at the pictures and realized I baked only four different things.
Oh well. It’s nice to have them in the freezer and the zucchini (still firm, but on the edge, if you know what I mean…) out of the refrigerator.
First up was my usual two loaves of sandwich bread. This lasts my family for the week as long as I make other things for dinner (breadsticks, artisan, etc.).
Even after making our bread for more than five years now, I still can’t manage to make two even loaves.
Hey, as long as they’re never next to each other what does it matter?
I thought it would be nice to have my favorite zucchini cake in the freezer for an impromptu celebration, so that was next on my list.
Of course I had to have some chocolate involved, so I tried this new Zucchini-Nut Chocolate Muffins from a Family Circle recipe I had torn out months ago (the link comes up from Parents magazine, but my copy is Family Circle…weird).
We all thought they were yummy for snack, but muffins? They are really a cupcake without frosting…though I’m not complaining.
Then with the last of the grated zucchini I had to redeem myself in my daughter’s eyes by making our favorite zucchini bread with the cinnamon this time.
I had the nerve to forget it a few weeks ago when I made a batch and she declared that it “tasted funny” and she didn’t want to eat it. It’s still a sweet bread, for goodness sakes — what goes on in the teenage girl mind?
So now we are stocked up with some fun baked goods as well as our regular bread and my daughter can have “real” zucchini bread.
Life is good.