Sunday, September 5, 2010

Zucchini muffins, and my Fall front porch.

This is my second post today, so scroll down to read the other one if you haven't already!
I decided to add ribbon to my pumpkins I made the other day.
I also went to JoAnn and bought some cute fabric for my paper towel pumpkin. I am much happier with his looks now!
While I was visiting my nieces and nephews in California a few weeks ago they brought home some Zucchini muffins they had made at school that day from the garden they planted. (They go to a Charter school, wish I had been able to send my kids to one! They are really great!) Anyway, the muffins were delicious! So my sister and I got the recipe. I really wanted to substitute wheat flour and agave, but I am going to give some as a little gift, so I decided not to experiment with this batch.
See those little loaf pans? I bought those at World Market when I was visiting Genna. I thought they would make cute loaves for gifts.
The recipe made 12 muffins, 4 tiny loaves and I had some left that I put into a canning jar. When the kids made them they said to fill almost full so that is what I did... I shouldn't have. They overflowed a bit, so they did not turn out perfect. Haha!
While they were baking I tried to finish my front porch. I was really trying to buy a new/old wicker chair that I could spray paint black, but my Craigslist finds that I called on were already sold. I tried Goodwill this morning too, no luck.
I still need to add some pumpkins, but the stores don't have any yet, we will probably head out to one of the farms to get some next weekend.
I bought this throw at IKEA last year, I hope they have some this year.
This is my same burlap pillow, I just turned it around so it just shows the blank side!
Did you notice my wreath? I couldn't leave it alone, I had to add a little more!
A little welcome tag, hung with a clothes pin,
and a little bird pic I got on my second trip to JoAnn.
I finished the front porch just in time! I had to test one to make sure they were good, right? I mean they are going to be a gift! They are just as good as I remember! =0)
Edited to add the recipe!
Zucchini Bread or muffins
3 eggs (beat until fluffy)
1 cup oil (add to eggs)
in separate bowl mix:
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 Tblsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
Add flour mixture to egg mixture and mix well. Fold into flour mixture 2 cups grated zucchini, packed. Add 2 tsp. vanilla and 1 cup chopped nuts. Bake at 325 degrees for 60 minutes for 2 loaves of bread.
350 degrees for 25-30 minutes for the muffins muffins. ENJOY! =0)
I did find a couple treasures at Goodwill! I scored this vintage looking seashell picture! Got it for $2.99! Is says it is from IKEA Sweden on the back?! It goes perfectly in my living room.
Also found this cute metal sign, I haven't decided where it will go, but it was only $1.99. By the way I saw lots of the items I donated a couple weeks ago while I was there.

Well, I am off to go decorate some bags, to stick my gifts into... I may not post tomorrow, it will be a long day! My friends and I are headed down to Shipwreck Beads in Lacey, and hopefully IKEA too! But I will take my camera with me and post Tuesday!
(You can be connected to the websites by clicking the red link, and as always click the picture to zoom in!)
One more thing, I fiddled with my mantle too, I added a swag of leaves and vine I had in my stash. What do you think? Too much?
Hope you are enjoying a long weekend!

1 comment:

craftycoffee said...

I am going to try to make this wreath! It's so darn cute!! I love it. And the zucchini recipe I will master!