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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Stuffed Zucchini......A Yummy Recipe

I want to share a recipe that uses 
some delicious, fresh summer bounty,

Our garden is providing us with so
much tasty produce I have to 
cook with it every day to keep up!

Today I want to share a 
zucchini recipe with you.

Let's head to the kitchen and get busy.

Begin by slicing two zucchini in half 
lengthwise and removing some of the middle pulp.

Then in a baking dish that's been sprayed with non-stick 
spray, place some herbed tomato sauce and the 
cut zucchini.

Lightly salt and pepper each.

Bake the zucchini at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

While that's baking.....

......brown a pound of lean hamburger meat.
I added some Herbes de Provence and some 
shallots....use your favorite savory hamburger spices.

And I set the table.

Now it's time to fill the zucchini with lots of yumminess!

Seasoned hamburger meat goes in first....

.....then some more of the herbed tomato sauce.

I used some homemade tomato sauce I made 
that had mushrooms in it.

My tomato sauce turned out pretty good this year.
Some years it's the perfect candidate for the drain....
but this year I guess the culinary stars were all lined up!

The last little bit went onto the plates.

I used this jar up but luckily the batch made 
a couple of large jars, too!

Next, I piled on some grated cheese....

.....and lastly I sprinkled a good amount of panko
bread crumbs over the top.

This dish is ready for another trip into the oven.

Still 350 degrees.....this time for 10-12 minutes.

I checked on my dish and it was all good and melty.

I like the top browned, so....

...... I turned the 
broiler on for a couple of minutes.

Watch this step not walk away 
from food browning under the broiler!

Ooooh, yummy!
Gooey, hot and ready to eat!

The zucchini had baked into soft, melty 
holders of goodness!

So, I used a long, narrow spatula to 
place them on our plates.

This entree would make a nice meal served with 
bread, a salad, your favorite herbed rice....

but today I'm serving it with 
pickled cabbage and cauliflower.

I have never been much of a cabbage fan but 
I pickled a couple of heads of cabbage that 
husband grew....and guess what?!

I really enjoy pickled cabbage!
I'm glad I tried it!

Dinner is ready....let's eat!

We both cleaned our plates....husband 
cleaned his twice!

So it's time for a little something sweet....

...... zucchini bread!

These cute loaves were made using 
gold zucchini!

Thank you so much for stopping by and 
letting me share with you,

I really appreciate you taking time 
to read each post here at 
Pink Glitter!

I love to hear from you and what you think
about the posts you read, leave me a comment
and share what you think!

Zucchini love,

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Garden Fresh Goodies

Welcome to our garden!

Oh my goodness, Glitterinas, 
our garden is growing like crazy!

We are enjoying the bounty that's growing out 
there every day!

Swiss chard, spinach and cilantro are all chopped and ready 
to be cooked into a meal.

The Malibar spinach is a new crop for us....
it's very flavorful.

Haricots verts are yummy!

Tomatoes of all colors and sizes!

I think these green zebras are my 
favorite this year!

When sliced, they are solid green, all the 
way through!

I have canned some tomato sauce....

....that became jars of yumminess.....

....and green and yellow zucchini cooked with 
white onion and a few spices.....

......became these filled jars of 
chow chow pickles!

It's always so hard to wait for homemade pickles 
to cure and reach their full flavor.

That small jar in the middle, is pickled shallots.

Never made them before, but goodness, are they good!
I didn't wait to taste them!

Did you notice the small, blue labels on the 
tops of the jars?

Those are Pioneer Woman labels....
I love her things! 

She needs to stop the cuteness, though, I'm running out 
of cabinet space for all her precious dishes!

The kitchen was busy, busy.....

.....daughter and I used two different tools to 
process the tomato sauce.

Grandmother's tin chinoise 
my emulsion blender

I'm anxious to use all these yummy 
things in meals for my family.

There was a large zucchini left after all the 
busy busy was over.....

we decided to make some delicious 
zucchini bread mini loaves.

There was no waiting involved for 
enjoying these delicious little loaves.

So yummy!

Thank you for stopping by the garden today.
I appreciate you taking time to read 
each post of 
Pink Glitter!

Whether you have a single tomato plant 
several acres of plants~

I hope your garden endeavors are paying off well
and you are enjoying 
garden fresh goodies!

gardeners have the best dirt!

Hugs and zucchini,

Monday, June 12, 2017

It's Red, White, and Blue Time!


Wow, Glitterinas, was that May that flew by and 
June that arrived?

I managed to get my red, white, and blue decorations 
out for Memorial Day.

I hope you took the opportunity to remember all the 
American heroes who sacrificed all, 
so we could enjoy our freedom!

I always enjoy getting out my patriotic
decorations this time of year....

.....I usually start by decorating the dining room table.
So, let me show you what our table is wearing 
this early summer season.

I found this quilt top several years ago and 
thought it would go well with my red, white, and blue things.

Looks good, right?!

I drape it over my little ladder and knot it at the back.

Here are some more things that found themselves on the 

The mantle got it's share of patriotic goodies, too!

I sprinkled a few more things around....

Some of my patriotic things have been 
purchased, some have been gifts, and some 
have been arts and crafts projects.

I've enjoyed decorating for the 
4th of July for years.....
and for the last two or three years I have 
included Memorial Day!

My favorite area this year turned out to 
be my plate rack in the dining room.

I'm not sure what it is that appeals to me so....
maybe the mix of plates...

maybe the little banner....

or the tiny star hangings....

not sure.....I just like it!
It makes me happy!

Is that silly, Glitterinas?

My kitchen did not escape 
the decorating frenzy.....

After a little tweeking, I decided 
I liked the jars in this tray.

What do you think, Glitterinas?

.....even tomatoes found their way to 
a tin bowl lined with festive napkins!

I hope your summer is going well, 
so far....

You are always 
here at Pink Glitter!

I thank you so much for taking a few minutes 
to stop in and let me share 
what's going on here..... are the best, Glitterinas!

I don't expect time to slow down 
at all, so I need to enjoy 
each and every day!

Have a lovely June.....and take a 
moment or two to relax.... good ol' Sarge!

Until next time,