Yumminess and Reasons to Smile

For dinner tonight I tried out a new recipe I found on Shannon’s Kitchen Creations (thanks Alexis!)  This recipe was for zucchini cakes.  Of course you know me I adapted a bit.  My version only ended up being 1 ww point+.  Not bad at all.  For the most part I was happy with the results too – but not thrilled with the pictures.  Guess you can’t have it all.
First shred 1 large or in my case 2 smallish zucchini – squeeze as much of the water out as you can

Next add 1/2 cup panko, 1 egg, 1tsp minced garlic, 1/4 c shredded parmesan.  I also added salt and pepper.

Mix it all together

I used my Mister to spray the pan with evoo and got it good and hot.  Cook on both sides until nice and brown (I didn’t really cook mine long enough… oh well next time I’ll do better)

Here’s the finished product.  I was able to get 8 cakes out of the recipe

Here’s my dinner tonight – 3 zucchini cakes (4 points) and a tomato.  Yum!!
If you haven’t guessed Hubby was at the shop playing tonight.  Otherwise there would have had to be some sort of meat.  WeeMan wasn’t real impressed either – even with ketchup.  He ended up having cereal for dinner and I’m okay with that. 
After dinner WeeMan and I headed out to water the garden and my flowers.  We got some rain last night – but it’s been so dry it just wasn’t enough.  We hooked the sprinkler up in the garden and then filled out watering cans out of our dwindling rain barrel water supply.  Of course after we were done watering all the flowers WeeMan reminded me we had to play in the sprinkler (in our clothes b/c who needs swimsuits for splashing in mud!)  We had several races and I even got to be Lightening McQueen one time – of course that was the time he was versing a big monster truck so I still lost!  That sprinkler and those races temporarily washed some of my worries away as I was reminded how blessed I am.
These put a smile on my face too.  I just love me some black eyed susans!

Hope you all found a reason to smile tonight – in spite of the miserable heat.
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5 thoughts on “Yumminess and Reasons to Smile

  1. Oh yeah I'm so glad you found a recipe you liked. I've made those before also and I was the only one who liked them here too …. lol :)Sprinkler + mud + water = tons of fun :). I'm glad it gave you some peace of mind. Those moments are priceless!And the black eyed susans are gorgeous!

  2. What a sweet post 🙂 I've never had zucchini and I'm not very adventurous in the kitchen! Glad you and your little man had fun just being kids together 🙂

  3. I recently posted about zucchini cakes too (although I'm sure mine were many more points)! My whole family loved them although we ate them with marinara sauce. My girlfriend made them too and they used ranch dressing! Thanks so much for commenting on my blog… yes, husbands can be fun, eh?? LOL!

  4. I'm so glad you are feelin so blessed cause you are look at the sweeties you blog about so often . Blessed beyond measure! The zucchini cakes are just what I need for nights we aren't too hungry . Thanks for sharing it and sorry it was thumbs down for this recipe next ones sure to be a hit!!

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