This past Saturday, my Business Man had to do a few things at the office, so I was on my own for the morning. I contemplated going for a run, but the temps here have been HOT. Like eggs frying on the sidewalk hot. I even had my shoes on and ran a half-block before I decided it was way too hot.
I even looked it up online, to make sure I knew where I was going. So, I headed downtown with an iced mocha in hand to explore the bounteous Farmer's Market. My hometown has a pretty darn tootin' good one, with lots of vendors, so my expectations were high.
Unfortunately, I drove past this Farmer's Market and missed it. I thought I saw a booth or two, so decided to turn around to check it out again. And so I did.
And that was it. Two booths. And not one of them was selling produce. Ay ay ay...
I called my Business Man to see if he knew what was up with the Farmer's Market, and he mentioned that "maybe it got moved to the mall... yea I thought I heard them say it was out at the mall..."
So, I continued my journey to find the Farmer's Market.
Got to the mall.
At this point, I thought about going into the mall and spending the grocery budget on some new clothes. But, that wouldn't be too good; I like to cook too much.
So, upon my drive home I discovered a small produce stand on the side of the road advertising corn and tomatoes. Now, I'm not much for corn or tomatoes, but thought I at least needed to get some type of produce from a Farmer's Market-type stand.
It turned out that they offered much more than just corn and tomatoes, and I came away with 4 ears of corn, 3 peaches, 2 zucchinis, and a bottle of local honey. For $7! Pretty good deal if I say so myself.
I decided to make some zucchini bread with the zucchini. I really wanted to make zucchini-pineapple sheet cake, but I also wanted to make something my Business Man and I could munch on for breakfast without starting our days with a complete sugar crash.
I followed this recipe over at myrecipes.com. I've never made zucchini bread, but I think it turned out alright. Instead of making 2 loaves, I made 1 loaf and pan of bars in a 9-inch-square pan.
Of course, I had to add my own touch to the recipe so I whipped up a quick lemon-cream cheese frosting drizzle to accent the lemon zest in the bread.
Who am I kidding, everything's better when it's completely covered in icing.
And then I boxed up the small bars for a special package for a special friend who will remain anonymous.
Now off to relax on the couch with my Business Man and my new favorite show on the Food Network... Cupcake Wars!