SUMMER IS HERE!
My Granddaughter made this little Potato Head*vignette* of her PaPaw, Grandmama, and little brother, Sidekick Scott. I thought it was hilarious and had to share it with all of you.
Well...Summer 2012 is here! What are your plans?
I've already been busy with an early garden bounty, end of school year programs, and the annual week of Vacation Bible School. AMAZING WONDERS is this years Theme!
I assume that most of you know about VBS but for those who may not take part in this summer ritual: VBS is like Bible Boot Camp for kids! Most of the time it lasts an entire week. Our church schedules VBS the week after school is out...before family vacations begin taking folks to the beaches and to the mountains. The children hear Bible stories, sing lots of upbeat songs, play games, make awesome crafts and enjoy snack time. I was in charge of the Kitchen Brigade and we served, trailmix, nachos, hot dogs, cookies, and ice cream.
My Squash and Zucchini is procreating like rabbits! I made a great squash/zucchini casserole that even the grandpeeps loved
SQUASH ZUCCHINI CASSEROLE
1 sweet vidalia onion
salt & pepper
1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
1 can Cream of Celery soup
Sour Cream approx. 1/2 cup
Shredded Cheese (your choice, I use Three Cheese Blend)
crackers for topping (Ritz, Town House)
1 stick butter/margarine
Boil your squash and onion till fork done. Salt & Pepper to taste. Mix eggs, sour cream, soup, and enough milk to make mixture creamy. Fold in your cheese (reserve some for your topping) and pour into buttered or greased casserole dish. The amount of squash you use will determine the size casserole dish. Now melt butter and pour over crushed crackers till crumbly. Sprinkle over casserole along with reserved shredded cheese. Bake at 350 till set, approx. 30-40 min.
I typically serve this dish as a side with a meat entree except for last week when #1 Husband and I ate ONLY squash casserole with a side salad and fresh strawberries for dessert. We didn't miss the meat at all...we eat MUCH less meat when the weather warms. Most of our meat is grilled during the summer months.
I have a stitching play-date coming up with a good friend and old teaching colleague who retired with me in Dec. 08!! She just bought a brand new Bernina quilting/embroidery 830 machine. She has invited me over for a test drive....oooh, ahhhh, squeal like a little girl................I'm so excited!!! I LOVE you Celina!!
What are you doing this summer?
for my Aussie and New Zealand friends.
I've got several swaps and projects coming due on a fast approaching timeline.
I'll get some pictures up ASAP!!
Names for Prayer Request Sunday.
Jannette lost her mother so be sure to stop by and read Jannette's note to all of us.