Monthly Archives: August 2012


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Summer squash, or yellow squash, is another garden item that tends to give you a lot of produce!  If you know exactly what to do with it all, WAY TO GO!  If not, here are some (possibly) new ideas to use it up:   Yellow Squash – This is a quick and simple recipe, and it has a 4 1/2 star rating, based on 56 reviews.  It’s definitely a way I never would have thought of to make it!     […]

And Now, Let Us Eat Summer Squash


Well, since the month is almost over and I’m outta cash, I think it’s safe to say I won’t do any shopping this week….maybe on Saturday, September 1, ha ha.   This is what was purchased since I last updated:   Reams: 5 lbs Norbest ground turkey ($1.79/lb) 2 lbs red grapes ($0.88/lb) 3 kiwi (3 for $1) 4 lbs bananas ($0.44/lb) 1 lb strawberries ($0.99) 1 bag Dole salad )$1.59) Reams Total:  $16.71   Winco: 2 lb Cocoa Munchies […]

August Spending Total – Groceries, Toiletries, etc



Here is a quote that I love from President Abraham Lincoln (who is my great, great, great, great, great, great uncle, by the way:-)) that I thought appropriate for the upcoming holiday:   “Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.” Abraham Lincoln Read more quotes at Brainy Quote

Thoughtful Thursday – For Labor Day


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I’m not an expert gardener by any means, but luckily for me, zucchini plants provide enough harvest to make even me look half decent at gardening!  Every year we get a lot of zucchini, and I love finding new ways to use it up.   I’ve been browsing the web looking for some new great-looking recipes using zucchini, and I wanted to share some of my finds with you!  I haven’t tried all of these recipes, but they’re definitely on […]

What To Do With All That Zucchini



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We had a good time yesterday plucking food from our garden.  We finally picked a few tomatoes, and we also have two large zucchinis, 3 yellow squash, some basil, parsley, and grapes.  Made me smile, looking at my proud Buddy Boy holding his basket of produce.:-)   Now, to make sure it doesn’t go to waste.   In the past, I’ve made lots and lots of zucchini bread.  I thought the whole family liked it, as they have assured me, […]

Gathered the Harvest…Now What? Spaghetti Sauce with Zucchini and Yellow ...