At first I thought it was Blogger.
Next I did a virus scan, but that was fairly clear.
Finally I discovered the culprit; my teenage son home on school holidays has made one l'il download too many and our broadband has responded by scurrying into hibernation. (We have now upgraded our limit, starting at midnight tonight, but shhh!, don't tell Master 13 that!)
I am really looking forward to visiting all your wonderful blogs tomorrow, when fast broadband is mine again. Yippee!
Anyhow, to get back to the point of this post, this is the time of year when my thoughts turn to culling the excess zucchini population in the garden. Mwahahahaha!
Tonight I made one of my favourite zuke recipes, Cheesy Zucchini Slice. It is moist and very more-ish; I keep cutting off little slivers and gobbling them down. Here is the recipe.
Cheesy Zucchini Slice
2 or 3 zucchinis, grated (about 400g)
1 onion, finely diced (I used a red one)
1 C grated cheese
1 C SR flour, sifted (or plain flour with 2 tsp baking powder)
salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients well in a bowl with a wooden spoon.Pour into a well-greased lamington tin (about 7" x 10", or 18 x 28 cm, approx.)
Bake in a moderate oven for 30-40 minutes.
Note: You can also add 4 rashers diced bacon to this recipe.
Other options: The zucchini can be replaced with grated carrot. Other vegetables and herbs may also be added, such as diced red or green peppers, spring onions, or even diced, cooked potato or pumpkin.
Thank you to those who passed on kind wishes to my sick son. He is quite well today and was well enough for my husband and I to go out last night.
The Christmas party was even better than I expected. I thought it was going to be a banquet in a seafood restaurant, but instead it was a seafood banquet in a Thai restaurant. Thai food is one of my favourites, and I adore seafood, so the combination was guaranteed to be a hit with me!