This month is the time for Romantic Awareness. If you need some inspiration, be sure to check out Jen’s latest book reviews. As an avid reader, no one is more romantically aware than our Jen. Jen recently reviewed; Taste The Heat by Rachel Harris, Left Drowning by Jessica Park, Elite by Rachel Van Dyken and Escaping Reality by Lisa Renee Jones. August 9, is Book Lover’s Day, so be sure to keep an eye out for more of Jen’s upcoming reviews.
August 4, is Friendship Day. Was their ever a sweeter portrayal of friendship than in the Superbowl commercial where the horse comes running back to his original owner after the parade? That owner was played by actor Don Jeanes and Pam interviews him in the article Don Jeanes ~ Catching Up With The Crushworthy Budweiser Cowboy. It’s a must-read.
Did you garden this year? How is your harvest coming along? Snickers shared pics of the bounty of her garden, plus a yummy recipe for cauliflower that includes garlic and Parmesan cheese. Sounds tasty to me. If you have an overabundance, you can rid yourself of some of that zucchini on August 8, Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day. Seems everyone is always trying to get rid of that zucchini. My mother knows just what to do if someone sneaks some onto her porch. For over 40 years, she has made loaf after loaf of zucchini breads from several recipes given to her by a friend. My aunts, uncles, cousins and family friends clamor for their orders over the holidays. My favorite is below.
Chocolate Almond Zucchini Bread
Makes 2 loaves
1/4 cup dry cocoa or a square 1 oz unsweetened choc
1 Tbs butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup of oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup grated unpeeled zucchini
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup chopped blanched almonds
Grease 2 9×5 loaf pans
Preheat oven to 350
Melt choc square w/butter. If you are using dry cocoa, add it in with the flour
In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs, add sugar and oil
Mix in melted chocolate and butter
Mix in vanilla and grated zucchini, beat until mixed well
In another bowl, mix together flour, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda.
Add the blended dry ingredients into the bowl of zuchinni mixture and beat well.
Stir in Almonds and pour into greased pans
Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes or until inserted toothpick/tester comes out clean.
Let cool and turn out onto dish.
This bread freezes well.
For other great recipes, check out Pattypie’s Slice Of The Pie category. Don’t miss her Easy & Delicious Meatballs.
Molly’s twins are growing and cuter than ever. They are beginning to learn their ABCs!
August 10, is Lazy Day and August 15 is Relaxation Day. Sounds like a time to watch some Tv. If you’re a enthusiastic watcher of Big Brother, be sure to look for Jennie’s article on the series.
August 16, is National Share A Joke Day. If you have funny one, stop by to share and let us all laugh together. “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” – Victor Borge
August 26 is National Dog Day. IW just recently celebrated their cats in the article Our Impurrfect Pets.
Our IW Classic Of The Month is Amazing Women: Jessica Metford. Jennie tells of how in 2001 she became obsessed with the Mitford Sisters after reading the compelling biography The Sisters: the Saga of the Mitford Family by Mary S. Lovell. There are other Amazing Women articles as well; author and breast cancer survivor, Kelly Corrigan, beloved humorist Erma Bombeck, and Villanova University cross-county and track star, Frances Koons.
As always, grab your coffee, tea or wine and feel free to discuss what’s on your mind. Share your birthdays or other celebrations and don’t forget to enter our latest giveaways! The giveaways link can be found on IW’s main page.
Lily Doe has written for ImperfectWomen.com since 2009. She has never been shy about sharing her opinion and enjoys writing on a variety of topics. Her life’s focus is sharing good times with family and friends.
Photo credit to mensatic.