The weather is lovely just now. The temperatures are above seasonal norm, but not hot. The humidity is bearable. The sun shines every day. Mist and I are enjoying each and every day.
As planned, Attila managed to take several three-day weekends during August and the beginning of September. It was lovely. Alas, now he will work every day until mid-November. Mist and I will miss him terribly. He is so busy and he gets so tired that all he manages to miss is getting enough sleep.
Our shared meal of the day is a late supper, so we are making the most of that. Lately we have barbecuing either hamburgers or hotdog's and serving them with heaps of fresh vegetables in season. We have enjoyed corn on the cob, fresh field and garden tomatoes, and a variety of other locally grown vegetables.
On one of our weekends together we travelled to Oak Manor Farms to pick up several bags of organic rolled oats, rye flour, and a variety of other dry goods. On the path into the store there was a box full of giant zucchini, with a hand printed sign that said "FREE". As we placed our order and carried out our stores, I forgot all about the zucchini in the box, but Attila did not. He picked one up and tucked it into the trunk of the car.
I have a really good recipe, using zucchini in a chocolate cake. It is rich and wonderful and extremely high in fat and calories. I hesitated to make such a cake, as now that my strength is returning (as a result of the operation), I have begun to lose weight. What to do?
On a whim I washed and sliced the zucchini into large medallions about a quarter of an inch thick. I decided to bake them and this is the recipe I made up as I went along: "Zesty Zucchini". This was so good that we ate it every night until the zucchini was completely consumed.
Attila and I were feeling rather silly yesterday evening. It happens. The conversation began as I related some of the interesting and wonderful comments I received about my "boob/bra" ruminations. Among other things, it was pointed out to me that large breasted women might find pounds of flesh held perpendicular to the chest wall a tad uncomfortable.
Attila mused that it would be mightily
uncomfortable for men to wear contraptions holding their extruding
to the body. I observed that it could be very handy, as it is
for men, in sizing up the volume of the extruding flesh, at first
And so, "Frederica's of Jollywood" was born.
However, we both decided that neither of us possess the artistic talent to design these lines of clothing and accessories. Nor do we possess the marketing skills necessary to take the world by storm. We could learn, I suppose. So much to do, so little time.
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Recipe By: Maggie
Serving Size: 2
4 large slices of zucchini, 1/4" thick medallions
2 whole tomatoes chopped w skins on
1 small onion chopped
3 cloves garlic chopped
4 leaves fresh basil chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
Place zucchini slices in baking pan sprayed with cooking oil. Sprinkle salt and pepper over slices. In mixing bowl combine tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, oil, salt and pepper. Mix to combine. Spoon over zucchini slices and bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
7g Fat (41% calories from fat); 4g Protein;
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