Granny Along Week #5

May 31, 2010

Welcome to week 5 of the granny along.

Since it is Memorial Day today, I thought we'd take it a little easy this week.

Week 5 task: crochet 2 granny squares; post pictures of your squares or your progress

Extra task: tell your favorite summer recipe. Feel free to post a picture and/or recipe.
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I got so wrapped up in sewing with my machine this week that my crocheting took a back seat. I only finished my green centers. I now have all of the centers completed and one complete one finished.

This week I am going to try to finish all 6 of the green centered squares completely. That will give me 7 completed squares. I'll still be a little behind schedule, but not too much.

Extra task: One of my favorite summer recipes is zucchini bread.

While I was a kid, every summer my family would take a vacation to Pittsburgh, PA to visit my great aunt and uncle. Each morning for breakfast my great aunt would make us zucchini bread made from her garden vegetables. It was awesome, especially with cream cheese. Now, every time I eat zucchini bread it reminds me of those summers.


3 eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 2/3 cups packed brown sugar
2 cups grated zucchini
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs well. Add oil, brown sugar, zucchini, and vanilla; stir well. Blend in flour, cinnamon, baking powder, soda, and salt. Stir in raisins and nuts. Pour batter into two greased and floured 9 x 5 inch loaf pans.
  2. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 1 hour. Cool.

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  1. That bread recipe looks so good , thanks ! Love your grannies too !


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