Thursday, July 18, 2019

30 Day Preserving Challenge: Day 20, Zucchini

In this post, I told you that in addition to my little student having her sewing lesson this week, that we were also going to do some preserving.  Here's what we did before her sewing lesson began!

We washed, cut in chunks and ran the zucchini I had harvested before she got to my house, through the food processor.  I let her feed the food processor and she thought it was the 'greatest' thing!  After the zucchini was chopped, we put it in a colander/strainer to drain off as much of the liquid as we could. 

We got out the hand mixer and I set her up with a big mixing bowl along with the mixer.  She wanted to hold the mixer and do the mixing for the zucchini bread we were going to make.  She ran the mixer while I added the ingredients one at a time.

When it was all mixed up I set her to greasing the loaf pans with shortening and then we poured in the batter.




 Forty-five minutes later these were ready to come out of the oven!  We all decided (me, hubby, her and her twin), that based on the delicious aroma coming from these loaves that we should all stop what were doing and try it. 

The aroma's were not lying, it was delicious!  It was so good that everyone had a second piece.  We ate almost a whole loaf and after the second one cooled, we wrapped it up so she could take it home with her and share with the rest of her family.


So what about the preserving part?  I walked her through labeling the freezer bags and bagging up the remaining zucchini.   Into the freezer part of  my pantry these two bags went.  My little helper had now done her first preserving!

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12 comments:

  1. Yours are well ahead of mine. I have two baby courgettes (as we all them this side of the Pond) but they don't seem in too much of a hurry to grow yet, despite a nice seaweed feed earlier in the week. Ah well, only too soon I shall be up to my ears in the wretched things!!

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    1. Bovey Belle, it has been so hot here, that ours just has not produced like they normally do. We are normally covered up with zucchini, but not this year!

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  2. What positive memories you're giving your little helper in homemaking skills. Very kind of you to take the time to educate another generation on the joys of "homemade".

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    1. Mary, thank you, I am enjoying teaching her. She has a very teachable spirit.

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  3. Kids love being "hands on" - you are wonderful to have so much patience.

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    1. Margie, thank you, she makes it easy with her attitude and willingness to learn.

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  4. This morning my husband and I were talking about how his Mother had so little common sense or know how related to running a home. But as I said to him, his Mom did not have the benefit of anyone to teach her or a family that worked together keeping their home since she was raised with servants. So, these lessons that you are giving are so valuable! and will last that little girl a lifetime!

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    1. Lana, I hope so. This little girl has a precious mother that is teaching her as well. Her mother does not sew or preserve food though, so maybe what I'm able to teach her will fill in the gaps!

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  5. I love zucchini bread but think it is silly to make it alot as it is a really high calorie way to get your veggies. But so good.

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    1. Out My Window, we don't make it a lot either because of the carb content but it's a nice treat to have on hand to take to someone or for a treat every once in a while.

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  6. I hope I can make zucchini bread soon! You're look so good. Have a great night.

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    1. Vickie, I won't to make several loaves and freeze them for future use and for sharing with others!

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