Friday, August 16, 2013

Zuppa Di Italiano

Zuppa Di Italiano
Recently a friend shared three large squash with zucchini and two yellow straight-neck. I had every intention of slicing them, rolling them in flour and frying them, but, I kept getting this picture in my mind, so, today, I turned the picture in my head into reality. I created this soup and dubbed it Zuppa Di Italiano. I thought I'd share the recipe with you. :)

Zuppa Di Italiano

1 pound turkey burger, cooked and drained
3 large summer squash (any variety), peeled, deseeded, and cut into bite-size pieces
2 quarts canned tomatoes
6 cloves garlic
1 large onion, diced
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons dried basil

Mix together in a large pot (I used my wok) and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook on low to medium heat until the vegetables are tender and the soup is good and hot.

Have a blessed day!


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Plum Yummy

Plum Cobbler
It doesn't seem to matter how hard I try, I can never seem to post consistently on this blog, BUT...that won't stop me from trying! :)

The past couple of weeks have been extremely busy and it seems like I've been meeting myself coming and going on a daily basis.

My birthday was Tuesday and it was absolutely lovely! Yesterday we had unexpected company drop in and today has been go! Go! GO!

This morning a friend of mine and I went to Lamar to have our once-a-month lunch together, and to collect and deliver elderly baskets. While we were there at The Good Samaritan my friend grabbed a bag of beautiful, ripe plums for me. I wasn't sure what to do with them, but, when I got home, I decided to turn them into a plum cobbler.

Here's what I did...


8 ripe plums
1 stick light butter
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup low-fat milk
2 teaspoons baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel, pit, and slice fruit. Put in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer while you do the following.

Place butter in an 8 x 8 baking dish and set in oven to melt. While the plums are simmering and the butter is melting whisk the flour, sugar, milk, and baking powder together in a medium bowl with a wire whip.

After the butter is melted, pour the hot fruit evenly over the butter, then, pour the batter evenly over all. Bake at 350 degrees until the top is done in the middle and is starting to brown.

It's just plum yummy! :)

Have a blessed day!

All My Love,

Monday, August 5, 2013

This Week's Menu - 8/4/13 - 8/10/13

Sunday 8/4 - pasta, sauce, meatballs, homemade French bread
Monday 8/5 - broiled chicken leg quarters, oven-roasted carrots, buttered rice
Tuesday 8/6 - tuna and homemade noodles
Wednesday 8/7 - black bean and avocado tortillas
Thursday 8/8 - turkey and rice soup, grilled cheese sandwiches
Friday 8/9 - stovetop lasagna made with homemade noodles
Saturday 8/10 - supper with friends