Friday, July 27, 2012

Zucchini Boats: a recipe

If you have a BOAT LOAD of Zucchini this summer, here is a ZUCCHINI BOAT recipe that is quite yummy and might help you out. ha!

Zucchini Boats (or Zucchini Pizzas, as my sons call them) are an extremely satisfying, easy and quick summertime meal. A super zucchini stash buster idea for all of those zuccs that seem to overload us in the middle of July. 

...and it's pretty too

slice zucchini in half and gut the middle with a spoon or knife
Add a bit of butter, olive or coconut oil and Bread Crumbs to the bottom layer of each "boat"
We used this brand and we really liked the flavor

add a mix of shredded cheeses (we used Mozzarella and cheddar and Jack)

Don't forget the garlic! Minced a few cloves and dumped on top of the cheeses

diced tomatoes, chopped basil and rosemary (any herbs you like), a bit of S&P on top of the cheese

I put pepperoni on some, just tomatoes on others

Bake at 375 for  "around" 30  minutes or until you can slice easily with a knife. The cheese will be all bubbly and gooey like a pizza.  You'll know if it needs more time if the zucchini is too stiff to cut easily.

It was so yummy and you can add toppings to please even the pickiest of eaters.  Onions, red peppers, mushrooms, bacon or ham, chicken, olives, squash chopped, salmon...those are just some ideas to think about if you want to get fancy :)  Voila!  Dinner is served with a smile!  smile!

Project LIFE: 7/21-7/25 2012 Armor of God, Clean room, lining of toys

JULY 21-25TH

My "warriors" dressed for battle.  Battle for the Lord, that is the Armor of God:  Breastplate of Righteousness, Belt of Truth, Shield of Faith, Helmet of Salvation, Sword of the Spirit, God's word.

A CERTAIN SOMEONE ALWAYS LINES UP HIS TOYS.  I post about it every now and again.  I love it.  I find these random "lines" of toys everywhere, here and there, and it makes me smile.

on the nature table
on my bed...
I even looked over while at the bank this day and there he was on the floor with lines of teeny tiny toys all lined up in a neat little triangle on the carpet squares in the bank.

I decided to gut (declutter!) the boys toy room.  They do not sleep in there just yet, but it needed a total make-over.  Where did we get all of the excess toys???  geesh!?  6 boxes of toys to donate locally.  I did not realize that all of this clutter felt so yucky until it was gone. Feels really good right about now.  (the other rooms are next on the list for a major overhaul)

Now to get busy on all of the other rooms.  Wink.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Project Life: July 16-20 2012 Garden & School Update

JULY 16-20TH

Eggplant galore

I forget the name of this skinny beauty, but isn't she just lovely? some sort of Eggplant.

Papa talking to the girl about some sort of thing

we've had a LOT of rain this past weekend and my Rosemary bushes are  loving life

aren't they great?!  I love them soooooo....

we had a cold Friday night this week, rain  and storms, and we had a festival to go to and then a  dinner date with friends, so ...

out came the knitted Mama made longies (link here) and a sweet suede shirt. Ha!

she was a happy pappy this night

sweet Cletus

riding her turtle

waiting for us to get ready to go

Cai Ocean said he was "ready for school"

sweet girl

soon to be K student

ready for school ...with a market basket on his back

and bare feet

he asked me to take a pic of his belly (?)

crooked- loose- tooth smile

ready for "school"  starting K this year.  Makes me cringe, thinking bout thinking about, thinking about lesson plans.  shew!

basket-head PEACE!

Tot School: scoop and play

Tot School:
containers, spoons, cheerios and ice
At least 45 minutes of play
Willow is 18 months and Cai Ocean is 5
Twenty Twelve

Scoop it up, pour it out

gather it up, dump it out

proud Willow

she was so happy :)


trying to fit it in the hole of the pitcher

brother wanted in on the action

If you are looking for something to keep the Littles entertained, here ya go.  I got a ton of stuff done while they were  playing/learning.

Play is the WORK of childhood