Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Stockings were hung....

...on the buffet. No chimney in this house!

The buffet is new, Ryan found it on Craig's list. LOVE IT and it holds a ton, so it's really freed up some cabinet space. Ryan's stocking is on the left, mine is on the right. I made them from a Butternick pattern, I think? Had to get mom to help, couldn't figure out the cuff part. Then I forgot all over again when I made the second one. Genius, right here. I'm really happy with these. Next year, tree skirt! My snail like pace will eventually result in decorations. Eventually.

Ok, you should make these and then eat them. Because they are SO GOOD and then you feel all virtuous that you just ate a ton of veggies for dinner.

Zucchini Cakes:

This is about to get realllll scientific up in here.

Shred a zucchini, then squeeze out the water. Mix squeezed, shredded zucchini with 1 egg, a generous handful of fresh, grated parmesan, some fresh garlic, a couple sprinkles of bread crumbs (I've used panko and Italian seasoned, both with success), and a dash of seasoned salt or paprika. Now heat up a skillet with some olive oil, and drop in some of the zucchini mixture. Press it down all flat and wait until it's all brown and crispy on the bottom to flip. Flip. Cook other side. Then stand by the stove and devour the ones you just made while you wait on the second batch. Maybe give your husband one or two.

Definitely a new go to recipe. Have you made any Christmas decorations this year? And new go-to recipes for nights when you don't feel like thinking?