Monday Menu or Meals!

By now you make have figured out that I have a regular feature on Monday… food! Recipes to more exact.

I love cooking, baking, and of course eating all those tasty creations! And it’s great to be able share those recipes with all of you and see what you think of all them. But I have been thinking about a witty name for the weekly feature and haven’t been able to come up with something I like. I have a couple ideas… Monday Meals or The Monday Menu.

My thought is that I would continue to feature a great recipe each Monday, spotlight other bloggers and their tasty recipes, and possibly have a link up. What do you think?

You’re wondering what’s this week’s recipe, right?

It’s another zucchini recipe because I’m still trying to work through all that zucchini that my garden has produced this year. My brother laughed at me and told me enough with all the zucchini recipes and just give it all away. But I’m sure that I haven’t found them all yet… there are a lot of recipes to try still!

Zucchini Pound Cake

I found this recipe a while back on Sophistimom website and finally tried it. It was amazing! I made a couple changes based on what I had in my pantry and they’re in parentheses.

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar (I used demera since I was out of brown)
2 sticks unsalted butter, melted (I use regular salted butter)
3 eggs
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups finely grated zucchini (I used 2+ cups… I just used the entire zucchini and grated it normally)

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Butter or spray a bundt pan and then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

The pan with sugar cinnamon coating

In a large bowl, whisk together the sugars and butter. Add in eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in vanilla, sour cream and zucchini. Add the dry ingredients and mix well. For me this was a one bowl cake. And I love that because it means less mess!

The batter

Bake for about 30 – 40 minutes. Now this is an estimate because I can’t remember how long it was that I actually baked mine! Sorry…

When it’s done let it cool in the pan for about 10 minutes and then remove to a rack to finish cooling.

Finished cake

When it’s done it will have a sweet crust on the outside from the cinnamon sugar that was in the pan!

The cake is good plain, with a glaze or frosting, or with whipped cream!

Cake with whip topping

I love this cake and the sweet, buttery taste of it and I’m sure you’ll love it too!

So I need your help with my new features name!

  • Monday Meals
  • The Monday Menu
  • Or.. something else!

What do you think?