Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Snack Time! ~ Garden Zucchini and Blueberries
This time, two kiddos helped. We got it to almost the way I wanted it, but dinner called.
Those same two kiddos, shredded up 8 yellow straight neck squash for our favorite squash patties. While they were shredding that, I was shredding a zucchini.
I made Blueberry Zucchini Snack Cake with Lemon Buttercream. The recipe is "here."
I used my home canned applesauce in place of oil, and added homemade lemon extract to the frosting recipe (and more powdered sugar). My family devoured it. I hate to tell them, but I won't make it too often. That frosting recipe uses a lot of butter.
While the caked baked, I froze more blueberries. I have another pie recipe to try, actually two, then the remaining blueberries will be frozen for winter.
During my morning of reclaiming the kitchen, I did a re-count on canned goods. I now have another list of what I need to make this fall. It's all good.
The humidity was so awful yesterday, that dinner was simply squash patties, watermelon and cake. Ha! Oh, and we enjoyed some zucchini salsa too. I had a jar (not boil sealed) we needed to eat up.
No rain here. Our chance for it last night went "poof" again.
"A watering I will go, A watering I will go, Hi-ho the homesteader-o, A watering I will go....."