04 June, 2012

Everyone's Summer Problem starts w/ a Z

And we are so far not being overwhelmed excepting the Miranda pictures. That was our first one & a surprise. I had it positioned so that it was the first thing Mike saw when he woke up from his nap & was rewarded w/ a funny expletive I shan't retype. We fed it to the goats over the course of 2 days. I am not canning but trying my hand at dehydrating. We've not got a dehydrator but the camper shell in the back of the truck or the dashboard of the van work prodigiously well. I lay them out in a single layer over some cookie cooling racks over single fold diapers. Birdseye fabric is SO handy to have around, I use it everywhere. I'm also drying basil. The basil was 2 days, zucchini 4.

I made a pizza crust courtesy of Backwoods Home magazine.
  • 3 cups shredded zucchini, pressed of liquid
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella (I substituted goat cheese)
Mix, press out on your pan & bake at 400 for 20 min. I didn't make pizza, I made a giant salmon patty & cut into wedges. I then mixed mayonnaise & ketchup to spread on that we called pink slime since that's the current controversy. It was colourful & the children freaked out on first sight. I had to drag Charlotte in & put consequences in place for not trying 1 bite but they ended up loving it & cleaning their plates. Mind that you fry your patty(ies) in bacon grease, that helps.


Home Instead said...

Wow!!! I've never seen a zuccinni that big!! You must be doing something right in your gardening!! I was in our old neighborhood last week and it made me think of you. I'm glad you are doing well and enjoying homesteading so much. The kids look great!!

Mrs. V said...

Thanks Kristal, I enjoy watching your children from your blog too. The garden enjoys cow manure mixed w/ used goat straw, it's in its 3rd year.