Alright…time to share a wonderful recipe that I discovered in my Mennonite cookbook!
I love, love, love Zucchini! I know people always say this plant grows so prolifically, it is impossible to use it as fast as it grows. However, I could eat this particular dish evry day. It is yummy! It is also a great way to get folks to eat those veggies! Here is the recipe:
1 1/2 cups Zucchini
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup grated Romano or Parmesan Cheese
1/4 cup minced onion
1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon Oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
Grate Zucchini. I have found that I really like this recipe best when the Zucchini is finely grated.
Add remaining ingredients and stir until well combined. Heat skillet or griddle and add 1/2 Tablespoon butter. Drop patties from heaping tablespoon. Fry until lightly browned, about 4-5 minutes per side.
Notes: If you want to cut down on fat, you can use less mayonnaise, or skip it all together. The patties I made today, I did not use any mayo at all and they are nice and tasty. Also, while the original recipe calls for Oregano, I love Basil. I sub Basil for the Oregano. These only take a few minutes to prepare, so they are a great addition to any meal! (And since they can be easily mixed in one bowl, they don’t dirty every dish and utensil in the kitchen!)
Okay, now that I have shared one of my most favorite recipes, here are a few photos I took on Monday. This was the day after our storm and Mark wanted to run up to take a look at a car. We have been trying to find the “perfect” car for the kids and also to use in case we need a second car.
We were near the cemetery where my father-in-law is, so we stopped by. They got snow, but not quite as much as we did. I took a few photos as the trees were in full bloom and looking so pretty!
The blossoms were so dripping wet! They looked a little sad, for sure….
As did all their pretty dropped petals mixed with slushy wet snow on the ground!
I have no idea what “possessed” me, but I had gone out last Friday and picked the few Tulips that had flowered on the side garden. I was glad I did, as they probably would not have survived all that heavy wet snow!
They sure added some nice color to the windowsill above the sink for a few days!
The snow is greatly diminished…as the temperatures outside are above freezing, the snowpack compresses and gets crusty as the temperature drops below freezing at night. The trees looks okay although I see a lot of branches scattered all over. The Lilac bushes have sprung back up again, standing tall. Since there is still a bit of snow all around the house perimeter, I’m not sure how the flowers have done. Guess I will have to wait and see. If there is good news, it is that the snow will add some much needed moisture to the earth!