Wednesday, September 17, 2008

FarM LIviNg iS tHE LiFe FOr Me!!!!!!

Yesterday I took some much needed time off from my job as a construction worker and played farm wife for a few hours. It was a beautiful fall-like day and I a bunch of zucchini and about a half bushel of tomatoes from our garden that I needed to do something with so I made spaghetti sauce from the tomatoes and, with the addition of a few apples from one of the trees in the front yard, I made some zucchini/apple muffins! The muffins were a huge hit with my hubby! I found out that I can freeze grated zucchini, so I'll be able to have some on hand for fresh muffins, etc. throughout the winter months. Spaghetti and meatballs for dinner tonight! I'm really enjoying being able to walk out the back door and grab some apples, pears, zucchini or tomatoes. Next year, we'll be able to put in a larger garden with a bigger variety of veggies and I'll have a fully functioning kitchen so I'll be able to do some canning! Farm livin'!

Apple Zucchini Bread (Muffins)

4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. Gound nutmeg
1/4 tsp. Salt
5 eggs
1 ½ cups vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tbsp Vanilla extract
2 cups shredded, unpeeled zucchini
1 cup peeled, shredded fresh apples
1 ½ cups chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. In another bowl, beat eggs. Add oil, sugars and vanilla. Pour over dry ingredients. Mix well. Stir in zucchini, apples and nuts (batter will be stiff). Spoon into three greased 8"x4"x3" loaf pans (I made 18 jumbo muffins). Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes for bread (about 20 minutes for jumbo muffins) or until done. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Freezes well.

Back to construction work!

Blessings from the creek y'all!

P.S. FYI, the apple shaped snack set that the muffins are sitting on as well as 7 more are going to be listed on E-Bay soon. If any of my blogger friends are interested in them before I list them, I'll make you a special deal. Just e-mail me and we can talk about the price.



....How bout a deal on them there muffins??!!YUM!!! I just love that you will be reapin' the rewards from your garden all winter long and I bet Mr T. is too!!!
Miss you!!

Adrienne said...

Yum!! I wish I was close enough to drop by for one of those muffins! ~Adrienne~

Utah Grammie said...

YUM-OH OH OH! Looks good- wish we had -smell-a-vision!

StitchinByTheLake said...

How about sharing your recipe? Or have you already done that and I missed it? blessings, marlene

Kim's Treasures said...

Those muffins look DELISH!!! Very cute snack plates!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Yummy! I love picking veggies and herbs from my garden...small as it is. There is nothing better than fresh veggies.

sister sheri said...

Thanks for the recipe. I just made a batch of zucchini muffins... but hmm... to add apples sounds delicious.

Grace said...

Love your new profile photo!!!

And this music is Max' favorite...he came running in to listen. Really!

sister sheri said...

Hi, Liz! I was making zucchini muffins... and thought... now, where was that recipe that added apples? So, I am in the midst of baking your Kentucky Bound Apple Zucchini muffins! Can't wait to taste! I'll let you know how it goes... Thanks for the recipe... I ran out of a couple ingredients... so we'll see!