Sunday Blues

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So I may be a day or two late on this one, and I'd love to say it was worth the wait, but really all I have for you is a simple and delicious zucchini bread recipe. I wish I could tell you I was out and about all weekend doing something awesome, fun, thrilling or exciting and that I have a great story to tell you, but the truth is I was basically on my death bed with a SUMMER COLD! Yep, the worst of the worse a summer cold. I'm sorry but getting a cold in the summer is just miserable and totally unfair. While I'm not quite over it, I'm through the worst of it, and I hope no one I know gets it - I wouldn't even wish this cold on my worst enemy. Since I was in bed all weekend, what's a girl to do but peruse the internet looking for things to buy? Of course I did the usual - my favorite places to shop, amazon, and then craigslist. Are you like me? Do you get on craigslist and just get lost wondering "what the heck are these people thinking?" I mean it's amazing what people give away and sell, like MIND BLOWING. If you have the endurance and determination, you can get really lucky and find some unique things at a great price. Of course, with all day to search I found something.

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When I looked it up and saw I had to go to a warehouse district, I almost backed out... but I am my grandmother's granddaughter and I just went for it. Do you love my new little desk? It's an old portable drafting table and I just couldn't be happier with my impulsive purchase. Get excited it will definitely be used as a backdrop/prop for future photos!

Anyways... back to the bread. Zucchinis are EVERYWHERE right now and they're so CHEAP, so go out and get yourself some and make this bread. It's a great grab and go bread, a lot like the banana bread I shared a while back.

Zucchini Bread with Walnuts and Chocolate Chips

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Step-by-Step

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get those dry ingredients together...

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brown sugar and applesauce...

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don't forget the eggs...

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mix your dry and wet then fold in the zucchini...

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add your nuts and chocolate...

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divide between two buttered and floured pans...

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bake them up and and enjoy!

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ZUCCHINI BREAD WITH WALNUTS AND CHOCOLATE CHIPS

 

INGREDIENTS

2 cups flour

2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon cloves

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 cup applesauce

3 large eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla

2 cups zucchini - shredded

1 cup nuts (walnuts or pecans or any kind of nut)

1/2 cup chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS

preheat the oven to 325

shred two medium sized zucchini

mix together all the dry ingredients

combine brown sugar and applesauce - mix well, act like you're creaming butter and sugar, try to get all the sugar granulations dissolved

add the eggs and beat it up real good - the mixture should start to get "fluffy"

fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients - don't over mix!

add the zucchini - DON'T OVER MIX!

add the chocolate chips and nuts

poor into two loaf pans that have been floured and buttered

bake at 325 for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the tops are golden and they bounces back when pressed