Thursday, July 23, 2009

From a Non-Chef!

Thanks to Gollum for having this party every Friday. I always make sure I visit but this is my first post here. Be sure to visit all the wonderful things participants are cooking up at

Anyone that knows me will be shocked that I have entered the "Foodie Friday" blog world! . . . because I'm known for my non-cooking. However when I put my garden in this year, I of course, made it bigger than I had planned and now all these vegetables are coming in at once. I am giving away as much as I can but I live in the country and everyone has a garden. So I have to take my produce to the barn and give it to my daughter and a couple other "city people". I also feel I have to eat as much as I can. It's all organic and healthy. This is a zucchini bake I made. I put it over brown rice and of course , as I do every night, had a side of green beans. I wrote up the recipe below. I got it from the Kraft site but made it my own with some changes. No meat in this recipe. I wrote it out below. ME giving you all a recipe! If you only knew how funny that is!!

Zucchini Bake

Cut up a large zucchini in slices or chunks and saute it with some onions in a pan till it is crispy tender.
Put into a square baking dish and add a few cut up tomatoes.
Mix 2-3 eggs with 1/3 cup of Miracle Whip.
Pour mixture over top and scatter any shredded cheeses you may have over the top.
I used a lot cheddar and some pizza cheese I had.
I love cheese.
Bake at 375-400 till it bubbles.
That's it.
I served it over rice.

I eat alone most of the time unless my sister & her husband are visiting. So since Jack died, I really cook very seldom. Now that doesn't mean I don't eat! I'm lucky to have a local grocery store that makes and sells homemade dinners which have become my mainstay. I do bake sometimes because I'm a carbaholic!! I have always been a slow eater but eating alone makes you eat faster. Not so good for you. I like to play with dishes and tablescape which is new to me too since I've started to blog here in this community. Never would I have imagined, at my age!!!!! I would've been taking that up! This isn't a tablescape below, this is just how I ate at my kitchen table tonight!

Well, have a good Friday. It's my day to do grocery shopping, get things done around here and yes . . . make a stop at Goodwill : ))
Nice talking to you.


  1. Oh, Shirley... this looks really delicious. I love zuchinni, and this looks like something I could actually cook. Mr. Magpie would be so impressed! :-)

    I love to eat oranic whenever possible!

    Sending you much love on FF and always. Oh, and I have a winner on one of the drawings. I posted a little hint about what the presents are going to be. See if you can figure out the last one. I hope it's going to be hard. ;-)


    Sheila :-)

  2. That looks really good.. esp the asparagus.. I love that stuff.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Shirley--You are abitious to have a garden! We love fresh vegetables, but mine come from the farmers' market. Hope you had good luck at Good Will!

  4. I like to have lots of zucchini recipes. I the summer have lots of zucchini from the garden. THANKS!!! for sharing.

  5. Oh we knew you could do it Shirley... Snicker,snicker.

  6. What a healthy meal too! Thanks!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    ~Really Rainey~

  7. This looks healthy and delicious! Have fun at GW.


  8. I love recipes that are quick, easy and delicious. This one fits perfectly into that scheme. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  9. Zucchini is one of my favorite parts of summer. Great recipe!

  10. Thanks so much for joining in Crock Pot Wednesdays. I'm excited about getting new ideas and making new friends. I've joined up as one of your followers, too. Thanks again.

  11. I have tons of zucchini from the local farm market just waiting for me to cook so I appreciate your recipe:)


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