Category Archives: camping

Zucchini Bread – fresh out of the garden!

So I guess that once you have a garden, you kinda become domesticated and figure out what to use all your vegetables that your gathering for other fun things to eat other then just straight out of the garden.  Last night I canned some pickles, post to follow this one, and then today I made Zucchini bread.  My Grandma Wagner gave me this recipe and I’ve had it before and it’s just wonderful! 

Zucchini Bread

3 eggs, 2 cups sugar, 1 cup oil, 2 cups grated Zucchini (with peels), 3 teaspoons vanilla, 3 cups flour, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. soda, 1/4 tsp. baking powder, 2 tsp. cinnamon, 1 cup chopped nuts.

Beat eggs until foamy.

 Fresh Eggs from our chicken

Add sugar, oil, Zucchini & vanilla. Mix lightly, but mix well. 
In other pan, mix flour, salt, soda, baking powder, cinnamon. 

Stir gently into first mixture and add nuts.

Grease and flour pans. Makes 2 loaves.

Bake at 350 degrees , 1 hr. I find it usually takes longer then that. Put a knife into it to check if its done.

I did omit the nuts because I am not a big fan of them in my food, so I’m sure if you like them, that added goodness will taste great!  
I’ll have to report to you what the finished picture looks like later on.  It’s in the oven cooking right now and smells wonderful! I’ll be taking a loaf to our annual family camping trip this weekend so everyone can have some!  I still have about 4 big zucchinis left, can’t wait to see what else I can make! Someone mentioned Chocolate Chip Muffins made with Zucchini too!

EDIT:  This is what the final product looks like!


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Memorial Day Weekend

Summer is officially here and we started it off by heading to the lake house.  The weather could of been warmer but the boy’s done seem to care!
 Caden had fun fishing, he’s been talking about it since last year!
Brody played baseball with the kids next door.
Bring on SUMMER!!!  We can’t wait to go on our annual family camping trips, this year to Lake Charlevoix (Boyne City) and Ludington, MI.  
What kind of fun summer trips do you take as a family?

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Project 365, Day 19

Hockey starts today!!  Brody and Chris were excited that hockey is back on TV!!  Watched the game and had a few friends over.  It was fun!  I also cut out another design on my machine to try out!  I had a few extra blank shirts in Caden’s size so I could know he was at least going to wear it!

Love it!! I can’t wait to do more things with this machine! I can do vinyl for the wall now, so making quotes and names, also wanting to order some blank cups and other things to personalize too!!  Perfect for camping and having a cup with your name on it, so you don’t have to waste cups and forget what one is yours!!   Using this one as an example: 


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