Zucchini Bread, Puzzles, and Cartoons

7 Jun

Since Tropical Depression Andrea (I think that’s her name) has come to visit us today, we are stuck inside all day.  While the kids and I love being outside, we also enjoy a rainy day in the house every once in a while.  Charlie is getting caught up on his DVR’d episodes of Max and Ruby and playing with his Batmobile while Maddie is taking a nap.  Great day for a nap, isn’t it?

This morning we decided to make some zucchini bread.  I still have several bags of shredded zucchini in the freezer from last summer that I need to use up before our zucchini starts coming in this year.  Maddie decided to take a break from her princess duties to help me:

Cinderella (before she became a princess).

Cinderella (before she became a princess).

Here’s my zucchini bread recipe, if anyone wants to try it:

Zucchini Bread


6 eggs

3 cups white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup dark Karo Syrup

2 cups oil

2 tsp. vanilla

2 tsp. cinammon

2 tsp. salt

2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. baking powder

6 cups flour

4 cups shredded zucchini (if frozen, include the juice)

*optional: 2 cups nuts


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease and flour bread pans.  (This recipe will make 3 large loaves of bread, or 6 mini-loaves, and also makes great muffins.) Beat the eggs in a large mixing bowl.  Add the sugars, karo syrup, and oil.  Mix well.  Add the vanilla, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and baking powder and mix well.  Alternately add the flour and zucchini, mixing well between each addition.  Fold in nuts if desired.

Pour into bread pans and cook 40-50 mins depending on loaf size.

Turned out well!

Turned out well!

The kids and I ate zucchini bread with peanut butter for lunch and it was so good.  Hopefully the rain will stop this afternoon and we can get out to deliver our other loaves!

This is the stack of books we have been working on today:


Sometimes rainy days are so good!


3 Responses to “Zucchini Bread, Puzzles, and Cartoons”

  1. juliecfletcher June 7, 2013 at 6:25 pm #

    Is that mama’s recipe? I was copying recipes from her book a few weeks ago and saw this and it made me want some. I haven’t had it since I was at least 8 years old! Save me some if you can!!!


    • mommyinbonlee June 7, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

      No, it isn’t Mama’s recipe. It is one I found on Pinterest and changed around a little since I didn’t have all of the ingredients. It turned out pretty well! I have used it a couple of times.


      • juliecfletcher June 7, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

        That’s ok, you can still save me some!


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