Friday, July 30, 2010

Project 365- Day 11

My babies have been having such a wonderful summer being able to enjoy the pool and hot weather. But one side hair from the chlorine! So, we had to do a treatment on her hair the other morning to bring it back to its usual beautiful blonde. This is Little Bit with her hair in a bag while blow drying. Isn't she a cutie? She is gonna be like her momma and LOVE the salon!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

I think I wear my kids(and nephews) out.....

These are a few pictures from two different nights this week!'s what's for Dinner!!!

Corn anyone?! LOL

Freezing corn is something that we love to do. Nothing is better than getting fresh corn out of the freezer whenever you want it and it tasting like it was just picked. Yum! So, I went to our friend's farm and picked up 20 dozen ears of corn for our family to freeze. By the end of the night we ended up with over 50 dozen ears of corn to shuck, blanch, cut off the ears, bag and freeze! Some of it is going to my Mom and Dad and some of it is going to my sister, so it is all worth it in the end, but boy was it a lot of work! It was a two day project. Teamwork really made this task go faster, though. I don't think we could've gotten it all done had we not worked together! Now I am just waiting for the next picking to come around so I can do it all over again! ♥

Canning Green Beans

The other day my sister came over and we canned 10 gallons of green beans. It ended up making 25 quarts. We had a lot of fun doing it and it is a super simple process and takes nothing more than some canning jars, seals, and lids(when purchasing the jars, you get all of these things) and then green beans, water and a pressure canner to make sure that the beans are free from the botulism bacteria. We will get another picking soon, so I can't wait to make another batch to keep in the pantry!

Project 365- Day 10

I first want to thank my friend, C, for giving me this awesome recipe! They are called zucchini patties and they were sooooo good! It is really simple and a great way to use that fresh zucchini from the garden or the zucchini that you had frozen from last year!

Here is the recipe:
2 cups zucchini shredded
2 eggs beaten
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup diced onion
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
salt to taste
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Mix all ingredients except salt and oil in a bowl. Heat oil in a skillet and drop mixture by spoonfuls into the pan. Let cook on each side until golden brown and then salt to taste.

If you have ever made corn fritters or apple fritters, this is similar. It has the same consistency. All of my kids loved these and even my apprehensive husband was pleased and is taking the few leftover patties for his lunch in the morning.

My pictures are showing the frying and the end result. The picture makes them look a little too dark but they were actually perfectly golden brown in person.

Enjoy this great recipe!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Project 365- Day 9

I know that I am a few hours shy of a new day, but I wanted to share this picture of Michaela at the family reunion after getting her face painted. She is so silly! I ♥ this picture!

Project 365- Day 8

My cat has taken over my houseplant! I always knew that Jamie loved cats, I just didn't know that they were going to be so drawn to her that even one of her funeral arrangements would attract them!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Project 365- Day 7

Here is another fun picture from our day roller skating. Michaela loves to be on skates!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Project 365- Day 6

We were at a roller skating party when I got this super cute picture! LOVE IT!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Dear Potty....

Please continue to entice my dear daughter to come and visit you regularly! Please let her know that you are always there when she needs you and you will be her new best friend! I love that she is coming to see you throughout the day and I don't want the relationship to end! You may have a cold, hard exterior but I know you are truly warm at heart! I promise to keep you clean and tidy in exchange!

Your friend.....JJ

Project 365- Day5

Me and my "baby girl". I ♥ her so much it hurts!