Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sketchbook Tuesday - Two for one

Two sketches today, just for one visit. Above is a sketch from a photo that I took through the car's wind shield with my phone's camera while driving home one evening last week. With the moon rising the light was magical. I posted the photo here.
I had been wanting zucchini bread for breakfast for some time now and finally made some last weekend. No one complained. It's a recipe that I have had for so long that I don't even remember where it came from. Back when we could grow zucchini I used to grate it and freeze in baggies in 2 cup quantities, since my favorite recipes using zucchini call for 2 cups. In this way I could make zucchini patties, muffins, and bread throughout the winter. Here's my zucchini bread recipe :

 Zucchini Bread
(makes 2 loaves)

~ 3 eggs
~ 2 cups sugar
~ 1 cup oil
~ 3 cups flour
~ 1 tsp. baking soda
~ 1 tsp. salt
~ 1/2 tsp. baking powder
~ 2 tsp. cinnamon
~ 2 cups grated unpeeled zucchini
~ 2 tsp. vanilla 
~ optional ~ 1 cup oatmeal

Cream together eggs, sugar, and oil. Add remaining ingredients and stir. Grease and flour 2 loaf pans. Bake in 350 F oven 1 hour to 1 hour + 10 minutes or when tested done with a toothpick. Cool. 
This bread freezes beautifully.

21 comments:

bettyfromtexas said...

What a beautiful, beautiful sketch!! That moon is gorgeous, and you've surrounded it with magical light, indeed!!!

Your zucchini bread really resonated with me. We have had exceptional zucchini at the market for the last few weeks; thanks to your recipe, we are destined to have this for breakfast very, very soon :-)

MaryO said...

I love zucchini bread, too. Our neighbor gave us a huge one during the summer and that's what it became. But now you've given me a taste for more! Love your sketch of the zucchini, and the moonscape is lovely!!

Shirley said...

The moon watercolor is just wonderful! And I will save your recipe for just the right time.

Lynn Logan Roselli said...

I really love your zucchini bread sketch! Wow, I thought I was the only one who took pictures while driving. Be careful1

whatidoisme said...

Both delicious sketches!
Sue

conservativelybohemian said...

It is "sketches" such as this one that have had me in love with art since I was little. It is really beautiful, Ann. The bread sounds so good!

Alex said...

I love these sketches! =) I like how lively they look, and how bright the colors are. The scene especially, is just so please to look at.

marancat said...

I love your sketch. Dare I say that I think it out-does the photograph? Your sketch seems to have more feeling to it.

raena said...

That little landscape is just wonderful! It looks like it would have been so simple, but every time I try something like this, I make a mess.

Oh, I do love zucchini bread! And thanks for the tip of freezing the shredded zucchini!

Revelle Taillon said...

I love this. It's way better than the photo!

Clare said...

Ann, both sketches are brilliant. The moon sketch is so pretty with it's 'dusky' coloured sky and highlights. Yummy recipe thank you.

Gillian said...

A very pretty sketch - you should frame it. Thanks for the recipe too. Unusual mix of ingredients but intriguing!

Teresa said...

Hi Ann!

I love your sketches.. I see you've been busy and productive. Thanks for sharing the zucchini bread recipe... I do believe I'm going to give it a try!

Happy Thanksgiving!

freebird said...

Both paintings are great. The zucchini and bread look so real! I love the whole painting for the moonlight; the colors are great in it along with the chosen scene.

Jennifer Rose said...

love the sky colours :D

Dan Kent said...

Wow - I really like the street sketch. It's magical! It is so balanced and peaceful and all of the colors go just right together.

Ann said...

Wow, Thanks everyone for the visit and your kind comments! I hope you all enjoy the bread! And Lynn, don't worry, the car wasn't moving when I snapped the photo. This is my neighborhood street, virtually no traffic. I don't think I have enough coordination to take a picture and drive at the same time :-)

nanke's stuff said...

Your painting is so much more beautiful than the photo, and the bread makes me want some. Thanks for the recipe! nancy

Krista M said...

Lovely winding road... I often take photos from my car. It's hard not to when you see a beautiful sunrise, etc. Sorry I haven't been on the internet much lately, but I love the work you've been doing.

Clem said...

Very lovely landscape and beautiful zucchine, love the colors :)

debra morris said...

Great work Ann, it looks delicious, thanks for the recipe too.

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