Sunday, August 10, 2008

My Cupcake Swap Stuff and Zucchini Bread

I just love getting packages in the mail, don't you? Well, I will have to say this package was a great on! So I wanted to share it with you and also I wanted to share a recipe for zucchini bread today, not because they go together just because they are both wonderful and very comforting!

I joined the cupcake swap that Sharon was having and this is what Linda my partner sent to me!
Linda is from Monza, Italy! She really sent a wonderful package! I loved everything in it! Just look at it all! Sprinkles, cupcake candles, cupcake papers, a decorator bag with tips and chocolate bits all in time for Gayle and Lilli's birthday party! Lilli had so much fun picking her favorite cupcake candle! Their party is not for a while, but it never hurts to be ready!
She also sent an apron, 2 oven mitts, and a pot holder all in shades of green! One of my very favorite colors! I love the daily journal that she sent! It is so cute! She also sent a book about her city! We are going to incorporate it into our homeschool classes! Can't wait!

My most favorite gift of all is the cake carrier she made! I love it! A true gift from her heart and hands! Those are always the best! It is absolutely great! The workmanship is beautiful!
Thank you Linda from the bottom of my heart for everything that you sent! I can only hope mine to you is as good as yours to me!

All I can say is I let this zucchini stay on toooo long! Oh my! We have had so many that it is unbelievable! We pick some everyday! We love it though, so that is okay!

This is one of our favorite recipes for zucchini! Yum!
Check out the The Recipe Box Swap, where tons of great recipes can be found!
Cream together:
3 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Add to the above:
2 cups grated zucchini
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
1 1/2 cups nuts
1 cup crushed pineapple(drained)

Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour
Makes several small loaves!

Hope you all have a great Sunday! The weather here is wonderful! The skies are blue with those big pillowy clouds and it's almost chilly!YAY!!!!

Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, I hope you have a wonderfully happy day!

1 comment:

Randi said...

What a nice swap gift! Thanks for the zucchini recipe. I have a few sitting on my counter and I don't know what to do with them!