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Food for Thought

I apologize for my absence these last few days. I started a new job last week as a event planner consultant for the local paper and have been quite busy. Nevertheless, I'm back now.

First I'd like to share a yummy recipe I discovered last week. In case you don't know, I am not a big veggie lover. So when I find a good recipe that has veggies in it, I get really excited. Such was the case last week.

My hubby and I buy zucchini on almost every grocery visit. However, the only thing we usually put it in is a stir fry recipe we like to make. This is good for me because the zucchini taste is masked by peppers, teriyaki sauce and chicken. I can eat it. Well last Wednesday I wasn't in the mood for stir fry, but I really needed to use my zucchini before it went bad. So I went on a search for a good zucchini recipe. And what should I stumble upon, but zucchini chips. And they were very good!

Here is the recipe.
Ingredients" 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons fat-free milk
2 1/2 cups (1/4-inch-thick) slices zucchini (about 2 small)
Cooking spray

Preparation
Preheat oven to 425°.
Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Place milk in a shallow bowl. Dip zucchini slices in milk, and dredge in breadcrumb mixture. Place coated slices on an ovenproof wire rack coated with cooking spray; place rack on a baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 30 minutes or until browned and crisp. Serve immediately.



It was simple and delicious. And I think it'd make a great appetizer or snack for your next dinner party.

Secondly, I'd like to show you these. These simple slip covers, featured on CoastalLiving.com are a great way to add a little whimsy to your kitchen...or cover up an ugly, battered chair. And you can make multiple colors and switch them out with the seasons! What do you think?

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Comments

  1. Mallory, did this picture come from a website called simple cottage?

    Amanda Davis

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  2. No, I think it came off another website that didn't have a reference for it. Usually if there is one, I'll list it. It looks like an editorial photo though since there's staging. I'll try to do another search and see if I can find where it came from.

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  3. Found them! They were on coastalliving.com. I have it referenced in the entry now. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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  4. This exact picture is on this website called the simple cottage gallery. Google it! They have really neat stuff. I bought a lamp from there a few years ago and absolutely love it. It's one of a kind and quite a unique find. Check out the site, it's right up your alley. I am really enjoying your blogs.

    Amanda

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  5. Oh that does sound like something I would like. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the tip! Glad you're enjoying the blog :)

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