Friday, September 18, 2009

Zucchini Bread

3 eggs
3/4 cup oil (I use applesauce)
1 2/3 cups packed brown sugar
2 cups grated zucchini (I increase to 3 cups)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

1. In a large bowl, beat eggs well. Add oil, brown sugar, zucchini, and vanilla; stir well. Blend in flour, cinnamon, baking powder, soda, and salt. Stir in raisins and nuts. Pour batter into two greased and floured 9 x 5 inch loaf pans.
2. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 1 hour. Cool.

I have made this a few times and it is a HIT! Nick keeps asking for more. It's a delicious moist bread with lots of flavor and pretty nutritious, too!


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Family Photos

While in Fillmore for July 4th, our good friend's wife, Kirstin Roper, took our family photos. She did an amazing job! Here are some of my favorites of the whole clan...

Giles Grandkids

Ruby will pass on this experience...

Layni & Lincoln

Ben, David & Nathan

Some of the girl cousins: Anna, Layni, Evelyn, Maren & Brooke

Grandma Giles and the granddaughters

My brother, Brian's family
Brian, Christine, Nathan, Caroline, Maren

My sister, Melinda's family
starting L to R with Jake (the redhead), Ben, Scott, David, Melinda, Evelyn.

My brother, Bart's kids
L to R: Brooke & Anna

My brother, Greg's family
Baby Lincoln & Layni, Greg & Kristen (making out in the background)

Our family photo shoot (mostly of Ruby, thankfully)