..Mom’s homemade poppy seed salad dressing posted by on March 25, 2012

(Mom would always make this for me. She knew it was one of my favorites.)

Poppy Seed Salad Dressing (homemade)

2/3 cup of vegetable oil

1/4 cup of vinegar

1 tablespoon poppy seeds

1 teaspoon  Grey Poupon Mustard

1/2 cup of sugar

1 teaspoon salt

Combine in a jar and shake ( I use a stick blender to achieve a better blend)

Refrigerate for a couple of hours

Shake well before serving……

Great over Romaine lettuce with thinly sliced red onions and a few slices of Mandarin oranges.

Todays garden Zucchini recipes posted by on March 24, 2012

ZUCCHINI CASSEROLE

( From my dear lifelong friend Jim whom lives with his wife Martha in O’Fallon, Illinois )

1 qt. zucchini, sliced (about silver dollar thick)

1 pound ground beef

1 medium onion–diced

1 clove garlic (more to taste) crushed

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon basi1 teaspoon l (more to taste)

½ teaspoon oregano (more to taste)

¼ teaspoon pepper

2 cups cooked rice

1 can tomato sauce (8 ounces)

1 cup cottage cheese

1 egg beaten

1 cup grated cheddar cheese (more to taste)

 Cook zucchini in salted water for about 2-3 minuets—-DRAIN WELL

Saute ground beef, onion, garlic, all seasonings until done and no pink remains in beef

 Stir in cooked rice & tomato sauce—set aside

 Blend cottage cheese and beaten egg

 Arrange ½ zucchini in casserole—spoon on meat & rice mixture

 Spread cottage cheese and egg mixture on top of meat & rice mixture evenly

 Tope with balance of zucchini & top with grated cheddar cheese

 Bake 350 for 20-25 mins. or until bubbly.  Let stand 5 mins.—serve and enjoy

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ZUCCHIN PIE

(tastes like apple pie)

 

4 cups slices zucchini (to look like apple slices for pie)

2 tablespoon lemon juice

1 cup sugar

½ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons flour

 

Toss all with zucchini

Bake at 400 for 30-40 mins.

 

SERVE & ENJOY

Beach House II video and more pix posted by on March 19, 2012

The last posting about this little beach house out on Isla Blanca generated a lot of interest. We returned to it for a day at it’s beach and took some more pictures  and videos of the beach an inside the house. Here they are…….

CancunSuz and CancunTom gettin’ wet…….

Hi Wendy………

Dylan and Charly watching us in the surf

Dylan is getting braver but still can’t take the complete plunge into the surf

This was Charly’s first ever visit to a beach

For sale sign by the road….so far we’ve been unable to get any info…..

Tom in front of El Campet

The front door……..

What a view from the patio……….WOW!

 

Rust is a problem when you live close to the sea………..

Kitchen window ………

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere……..where’s my Margarita?

Tom taking his video

Tom and his Charly girl……

Suzie chillin’………….

The Caribbean Sea on Isla Blanca………

At one time this must have been quite the complex with buildings down by the beach and the beach house further back on the property. What’s left of this structure even had electricity at one time……..

The remnants of a small palapa on the beach……

Chocolat had fun too…………..but she was full of burrs…….

 

We drove our car right down onto the beach and hoped that we could get back over the dunes to go home. We did, thanks to 4 wheel drive…….

Setting up our encampment for the day……

Burt……….ready for some fun in the sand and the sun……..

Well………….maybe after he rests from opening the beach umbrella

This is the video we took of the property……..

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We would have really enjoyed the day …………..if only the beach wasn’t so crowded !!!   🙂 LOL………