Zucchini Friday

Friday, June 25, 2010

This Spring we planted our garden and it was quickly taken over by weeds that we were not able to keep up on. We keep watering it in hopes that something will survive the jungle that has become the garden. Well, the other night, husband braved the weed covered pot holes and discovered some zucchini buried within the depths of our garden. He walked into the house with two humongous zucchini and said that he thought there was probably more out there. I took it upon myself to go out there the next day when I got home from work and made several trips into the garden to pull out 5 just as big zucchini and one baby onion.



With zucchini on the brain, and husband and I both off work today, we decided it was zucchini bread day. I promised to clean the kitchen if he would make the bread as he is known as "the bread meister" in this house. With the kitchen clean and dishes done, husband got to work on making the bread. After setting up the cuisinart for easy shredding, he cut up one of the mammoth zucchini.



He then put the zucchini in the cuisinart to be shredded.



Once shredded, it was time to get a-mixin!





Of course, we used only the best ingredients...





Once mixed, he poured it into the pans and got to work on the second batch with a different recipe.



Once done, you could see the difference between the two recipes. Both turned out de-lish!

Perfect?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Lately Dear Husband has been ruminating that life is "just about perfect." His eyes will start to glaze over, he may tip his head a bit to the side, tell me I'm awesome and that he loves me then go back to what he was doing. All in all I do agree with him. We have a pretty good life, husband and I. For one, after a long dry spell he is again working and seems to really like his job. We have some great friends and life does seem to be going along pretty smoothly. So, why then, do I not feel the perfection? Am I happy? Yes, very much so in a sense. So what's wrong then? That, my readers, I do not know. I feel lost. I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be doing and I'm not getting that fulfilled feeling I used to get from life.

It's time for a change and time to make even better things happen. I want that glazed look my husband gets. I want to heave that sigh and know that life is perfect. Now, I just need to figure out what that change needs to be and how to do it, then I'll have it set!

Playing Around

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Experimenting with the new camera. Enjoy...




Camera Envy No More!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

For several years now, I have wanted a Digital SLR of my very own, but with how much they cost, I knew it was never to be. I satisfied myself with my old Minolta 300si which takes great pictures, but it's film. You have to use up the roll and then get it processed before you can see what you have and by the time you get the prints back, you forgot what you were taking pictures for. So I have been making due with my crappy little Olympus digital camera. It takes ok pictures, but they are digital and I can instantly get the results I'm wanting.

Well, I am happy to announce that I am now the proud owner of a Nikon D5000.


I'm so happy! I've been playing with it a bit in the evening and taking some pictures of the dogs, but I can't wait to take it on an adventure! I have two lenses for it; a 18mm-55mm and 55mm-200mm. I tend to like the longer lenses because you can get great close ups and really change the mood of your photo just by how you frame it.

Here's some pics I took last night at our house just trying to get the hang of this monster of a camera I now own.


I love the detail and clarity of the flowers on this one. *sigh*



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