Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Trip to Brevard Zoo

Our local zoo is nice, but small, so sometimes we like to go to the Brevard zoo for a change. At the Brevard zoo they have giraffes you can feed and lots of other exciting things. This weekend they had a cool dinosaur exibit. Curtis loved it so much we went through 3 times. He also really liked the train ride, but was very prepared for the whistle. He's a little sensitive to loud noises and...well...I guess that train whistle was a little loud for him.


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Green cookies

So the other day we were driving home and Curtis said, "I want to make cookies." So I said we could maybe make some if I had some ingredients. I asked him what kind he wanted and he thought for a moment before saying, "Green kind". So I had the ingredients for butter cookies, and the funny thing was I had a book out from the library that week called "The Cookie and Biscuit Bible" so I found a very basic butter cookie recipe and added a little green food dye. I did half in blue too, (my color choice). We had fun.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Treasure Map etc.

Remember last year's treasure map. Well, here is this year's version. I really liked the vines I painted on last year's map in the feng shui bagua colors. This year I put the colors behind the pictures and it looks simpler but maybe a bit more organized. Lots of fruits and veggies on this one. Also I wrote an awesome manifesto for this year and all the wonderful things I expect. Writing this was very therapeutic for me and put me in a great place mentally. I taped it onto the back of the map and plan to read it over regularly.

Curtis found a new friend today. Here he is with Willy the woolly worm. They were really inseparable for a while and it took some cajoling to get him to let him go free and get into the bath this evening.

Oh, and Clark seems to like sweet potatoes. I told you he takes after his mother!


Saturday, April 12, 2008

Spring weather and food

I took this picture of Curtis out on the Strawberry farm and when Curt saw it he said it's one of the best pics I've ever taken. So now I'm sharing with you.

Also a few of you guys asked for the zucchini bread/cake recipe so here it is. We always called it zucchini bread but on the recipe card it says zucchini cake. I told Curtis it was zucchini cake and he woofed it down!

Zucchini Bread/Cake

1 c. veg oil
3 c. flour
3 eggs (or egg replacer)
2 c. sugar
2 c. grated zucchini
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 c. nuts (flax seeds work well too)
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
3 tsp cinnamon
optional 1 c. choco chips

Beat eggs until fluffy. Add oil, sugar, vanilla, and beat. Add zucchini and dry ingredients. Add nuts or chococ chips if using. Grease and flour two loaf pans and fill. Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008


As you can see we are enjoying Spring a lot here.

After Christmas I got a freezer Jam kit for 75% on sale. I saved it until Strawberry season because it called for 4 cups of crushed fruit. After going strawberry picking for the second time this Spring I decided to make my own Strawberry jam. Curtis loves this on sandwiches with peanutbutter.

Also I have to thank my Mom for her awesome zucchini bread recipe. This has always been my favorite. I make a lot of banana bread, but honestly it can't hold a candle to this wonderful treat. With zucchini in season and on sale for 89 cents a lb I couldn't help myself. I'm sure as soon as some space becomes available in my little freezer I will make a bunch more to freeze.


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

All About Food

As you can see, Clark had his first taste of baby cereal. His new PED ok'd giving him some food so I tried it and to my surprise he really liked it. He doesn't eat a lot but he does seem into the act of eating from a spoon.

We all went to the Farmer's Market this weekend and I got an eggplant for cheap. I decided to try to make some eggplant parm. It took a lot longer than I thought it would, but to my surprise my meat and potato loving DH ate two helpings of this. It was really good but it gave me a little indigestion and took a long time to make so it will probably only be on the menu on very rare occasions.