Tuesday, 28 August 2012

OH NO ! No Photos !

We were up and all out the door by 7:30 am this morning.  That would be all six of us.

Oh no, no photos !!!  Of course  I have some wonderful photos, along with commentary describing our day spent together.  Blogger seems to be having an issue which is not allowing me to upload any photos at this present time.  Considering how amazing Google Blogger usually is, especially with the thousands who use it daily at no cost, they are allowed to have "oopsies" here and there with a bit of down time.

Hopefully tomorrow I will again be able to upload photos, giving a blow to blow account the six of us had together this morning.

This afternoon, of course once we just got our lunch together and ready to eat, the phone rang with us being called out.  By the way, would anyone else out there have a husband who might use a bread knife and return it to the drawer before it was washed, other then me?  I do "shake" my head some days, I do, I do ....

By the time we arrived back home the day had turned into late afternoon.

After her work day, my friend Dianne, stopped by to pickup a few Zucchini from me.  I had made her a "care package" with a few "acid free" tomatoes, some yellow beans, beets, a couple cucumbers and four Zucchini, as she is going to be making the "Stuffed Tomato and Cheese Zucchini" when she is entertaining friends tomorrow evening.  Diane, as all of my friends and family, do appreciate the Bounty I am able to share coming from our Garden.

Today I also posted a second Post Card through Post Crossing.  This one is headed for Germany, the first yesterday had gone off to California.  I am pretty excited !  I can't wait to see where I will be receiving Post Cards or Notes from, or where I will be sending off the next ones to !

On our way home from our outing his morning, we stopped by my Niece, Joanne's home to drop off a couple items to her.  In return she happened to give me four, or is it five? Company's Coming Cookbooks.  Just what I needed right? more cookbooks !  I am hopelessly a Recipe hoarder; I admit it wholeheartedly, with there being no cure for me ....  I have two recipes bookmarked right now:

Since I have an overabundance of Zucchini readily available (guess I should also get some put in the freezer for the Winter months too, now I think of it), there is every reason why I would pick this recipe to try:

Macaroni Zucchini Casserole (I know another one, but it has Cottage Cheese & Yogurt in it!)

Packaged Macaroni and cheese dinner 8 oz.  (220g)
Butter or margarine                              2 cups(500ml)

Chopped Zucchini, with peel                2 cups(500ml)
Butter or margarine                              2 tbsp.( 30ml)

All-purpose Flour                                2 tsp.  ( 10ml)
Cottage Cheese                                   1 cup  (250ml)
Plain Yogurt                                       1/2cup  (125ml)
Oregano                                             1/2tsp.  (   2ml)
Salt                                                    1/2tsp.   (   2ml)

Crushed cornflakes                             1/2cup  (125ml)
Butter or margarine, melted                   1tbsp.  ( 15ml)

Prepare macaroni and cheese according to package instructions.

Saute zucchini in first amount of butter until tender, about 4 to 5 minutes.

Sprinkle flour over zucchini.  Mix in.  Add cottage cheeses, yogurt, oregano and salt.  Add macaroni and cheese.  Mix together.  Turn into greased 2 quart (2.5 L) casserole.

Stir cornflakes into remaining melted butter.  Spread over casserole.  Bake uncovered in 350*F (180*C) oven for 30 to 40 minutes.  Serves 4 to 6.

NOTE:  I think I would use either crushed Ritz or plain crackers instead of the corn flakes, as corn flakes aren't a usual in our household.

Should anyone else out there happens to "give this a try", I would love to hear your feedback on this recipe, or any others I have previously posted, by way of comment (leaving your name), or by emailing me at:  justnorthofwiarton@gmail.com.  Thanks !

A couple of weeks ago, I finally figured out, all by myself I might add, how to add a Blog List to the right of my blog post on the side bar.  These are the blogs posts that I read on a daily basis.  I don't think I have ever missed too many ever.  When I finally get to sit down to have my morning  Java, this is my usual second start to my day.  The first start to my day is our four "Checkboard Aussies", what other possible first start to my morning would I have but them ....

Anyone out there LOVE "Pinterest"? come over and join me @NorthofWiarton.  Would love to see what boards you have on the go and share what I have on mine.

I might not be able to share any photos today, but I most certainly can share one of my favorite bands performing one of my favorite songs ...

On that note I am going to call it an early night by reading a little bit, something I don't do enough of anymore, take our "Checkerboard Aussies" out, about and around for their final jaunt of the evening, before calling it a night myself, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".


  1. I will definitely try this recipe. Anything to get some zucchini into my kids :)

  2. Cindy, I will admit to putting the bread knife back in the block without actually washing it...it's only bread. Ok, so now I know you will never eat bread if you ever come to my house, lol!

  3. The casserole sounds yummy but I will try it with a dash of cayanne pepper (I love spice) and red bell pepper which my neighbour grows abundantly : ) LOVE Fleetwood Mac!
    Aimee from Craftmates

  4. I hope you'll be able to post photos tomorrow.

    I didn't know you're a member of Postcrossing. I love sending and receiving postcards too!

    from Craftmates


How nice of you to drop around to have a wee visit with me to see what I have been up to from time to time. I look forward to your comments as they add much brightness to my each and every day to know there are such wonderful people out there.

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