Saturday, June 2, 2012

Fried Squash Flowers Just Like My Uncle Art's!

 
 Aunt Nora, Mom and Uncle Art

Every year when I see the squash flowers pop up on food blogs and at the farmer's market I remember my Uncle Art. I was always getting calls from my Uncle Art to stop by because he had made something for me. I always knew what it was... fried squash flowers! He would hand me a greasy paper bag and say, "Here you go kiddo! And don't eat all of them!" Of course I would finish the bag before I got home. Lucky for me Chris was not a fan of these.

Every summer I have tried to duplicate his recipe. I had gotten a recipe from my Aunt Catherine after my uncle had passed but she was not sure it was correct.
 
Finally today I found a recipe that resulted in the closest thing to my uncle's recipe. SavourFare.com, Fried Zucchini Blossoms. The batter is so light and easy to make! Every bite brought back good memories.

Today started out as a rainy Saturday. So I headed for the kitchen. I had been wanting to try a new crunchy granola bar recipe. Carrie's Crunchy Granola Bars. They were good but need something added to them... sugar maybe!

Next I needed to bake cookies. I looked in the cookie jar the other day and realized I had not baked since Easter! I had posted a recipe on Pinterest that I wanted to try. It was from RealSimple.com, Coconut Slice and Bake Cookies. Oh these are good! I believe if you have coconut you should have chocolate so I added chocolate shots. Yes these are really good.

Hey isn't this a blog about what I made for dinner!
Actually Chris made dinner. A perfectly grilled steak. And corn on the cob, yes they were the 2 smallest ears of corn at the store!

My contribution to the meal was....
Yes you guessed it. Roasted Potatoes! I can't help it. But I tried a new recipe. Again from a Pinterest post. The recipe is from PlainChicken.com, Easy Oven Roasted Potatoes. Of course they were fantastic!

And someone was happy to see me in the kitchen... 



4 comments:

Velva said...

There is something special about trying to recreate a food that was special.

Not too mention, something special about spending a rainy day in the kitchen too.

Velva

Vincent Esposito said...

My grandmother used to stuff zucchini flowers with cream cheese, then fry them... I guess marscarpone would work even better.

Closet Fashionista said...

Mmm that steak looks sooo good! And so do the potatoes :D

Lucia from Madison said...

Thanks! Miss you at work!
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