Zucchini Bread and more on Atlanta.

First of all, thank you all SO much for your support and kind words regarding our move to Atlanta!  You’re the best!

I now know that Brandon’s going to be starting the new position on February 27th, so this move is going to be happening quite quickly!  His company is giving us a great moving package, including movers to pack everything up and move it to Georgia AND a hotel for up to 90 days, while we’re trying to figure out where we want to live.

We’re both really excited for this new adventure.  I’m excited to start looking for a new home and new church, and meeting new friends.  I’m a little nervous about finding a new job, but I know God will work out all of those details!

And you know what I’m ridiculously excited about?

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I have my Publix grocery store back!! Thumbs up

Hello, old friend.  I’ve missed you!

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OK, so plenty more will be discussed about Atlanta in the future, but for now, let’s throw on our aprons (or old t-shirts … whatever Who me?) and get baking!

Zucchini Bread

(Slightly modified from this recipe)

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2.5 cups grated zucchini (about 2 medium/large zucchinis)**
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (if you want to use nuts … I did one loaf with nuts and one without, so I only used ½ cup nuts)

** Note: You may want to use 3 zucchinis instead.  You can’t taste them at all, and they really add great moisture to the bread!

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Grate zucchini, on a small to medium-size grate (grate it finer than you would grate cheese).
  3. Spray cooking spray into two 9 x 5 inch bread pans, to coat completely (original recipe called for 8 x 4, but mine worked fine).  Then flour the pans.
  4. In one large bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  5. With your mixer, beat eggs, oil, vanilla, white sugar, and brown sugar together.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the mixer and beat well.
  7. Stir in zucchini and nuts (if using) until combined. Pour batter evenly into bread pans.
  8. Bake 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean (mine took 50 minutes).
  9. Let the bread cool in the pan for 15-20 minutes, before removing the bread from the pan to cool completely.
  10. Slice and enjoy!

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This bread made the kitchen smell unbelievably amazing.

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It was a huge hit with:

-my husband who doesn’t particularly care for anything green,

-all of my co-workers,

- and (of course) myself.

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If you aren’t going to eat it right away, I recommend wrapping the loaves in Saran Wrap, and slicing them as needed.  It keeps the bread incredibly moist and delicious. Red heart

 

Question for you …

Ever had movers pack you up and move everything for you?  If so, any advice on how to prepare??

Do you have a favorite grocery store, or am I the only weird one who has a strange love for a grocery chain? Angel

Do you like zucchini bread?  Nuts or no nuts?

(I prefer no nuts, but I seem to be the minority on this one …)



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32 Responses to Zucchini Bread and more on Atlanta.

  1. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    I’m probably EQUALLY as excited for you to move because that means we are much more likely to finally have a meetup :) Yippee!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Yes, we’ll definitely have to plan something!!

  2. Kelli

    Up north I loved. Wegmans ! Down on Florida, Publix for sure their baked goods are Delicious! Not sure how I would feel someone moving me I’m too type A!

  3. Northern Girl_Southern Wife (Alissa)

    First, pretty sure the health teacher was Mr. Wiley (he taught driver’s ed too, right?). Second, I’m not sure what type of church you attend, but Andy Stanley’s church is an Atlanta. I have a friend that really likes him and I when I mentioned Atlanta last night at Small Group she brought it up. She wants to take a trip to it at some point. And finally, I am a Harris Teeter girl now. I think they only have them in the Carolina’s, DC and one city in Virgina, but I LOVE our HT here!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Yep, you’re right … Mr. Wiley! I will NEVER forget that floss comment! ;) And I have listened to some sermons of Andy Stanley’s. I’m sure we’ll definitely be visiting, as we try to choose a home church!

  4. Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health

    Wow you’re moving so soon!! I had movers move my stuff from home to Boston…it was awesome. My advice is to mark your boxes so that you remember where everything is when you get to your new place! And I can’t believe I’ve never had zucchini bread…that stuff looks awesome!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Thanks for the advice, Lindsay!! :)

  5. Becky @ Fit Chick on the FLy

    You are getting quite ballsy in the kitchen young lady :) Making bread is no joke!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Haha thanks, Becky! Maybe next I’ll try to conquer homemade pizza dough!

  6. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries

    mmm i LOVE zucchini bread! i actually prefer it without nuts too. i do LOVE nuts, but not usually in baked goods.

    it sounds like you guys have some exciting plans ahead! like you said, God will work everything out… He always does! ;) where does your family live?
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    • notsodomesticated

      My mom is in Sarasota, which is about 7 hours from Atlanta. And his brother and sister-in-law live in Sarasota, too. His parents are up here, but they are very excited for us!

  7. Amy

    Gary’s aunt had a moving Co. pack her whole family up to move from Pa to SC she said they are amazing!! Best of Luck!!

    • notsodomesticated

      Thank you, Amy!!

  8. Kat

    wow sounds like everything is going to be moving quickly!! Ive never moved farther than 3 miles, so my friends just always come with all their trucks and help me :)
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  9. Theresa

    moving is the biggest pain in the booty but im happy to hear that they’ve given you a great package to help make it easier! we moved last may and after doing it ourselves, we swore next time we would get movers. oh gosh..it was rough on our own.

    i dont think ive ever tried zucchini bread…might just have to put it on the to-do list :)
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  10. Mattie @ Comfy and Confident

    i love zucchini bread. I am a no-nut person and I actually don’t like any chocolate or sweets added to it either. I like straight zucchini bread, everything else is just added nonsense in my opinion.
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    • notsodomesticated

      I contemplated putting chocolate chips in one loaf, but then I was afraid the chocolate would overpower the other flavors!!

  11. amy @ fearless homemaker

    congrats on your move, so exciting! i did have movers pack everything up for us once + honestly, you don’t have to do much. they come in in a big team + ninja their way through every room. not a single thing was broken + everything was packed + labeled perfectly. it’s a real luxury – enjoy it! =)
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    • notsodomesticated

      That is awesome!! Thanks for sharing your experience!

  12. Pamela

    Congrats on the big news! I have never made zucchini bread, but I’ve been wanting to try it (especially with chocolate in the mix). My favorite (food) store is Wawa, and I missed it so much when I was in college in VA! By the way, I tagged you in a survey on my most recent post, if you are interested! :)
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  13. Kim @ Eat, Live, and Blog

    Love your zucchini bread! I ate one once and I love it. I have yet to make it though but I can’t wait to make some. It’s a great way to sneak in some greens for my boyfriend since he hates veggies. Boys.

    Congrats on your move to atlanta! I actually live in GA too. You’ll love it! :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Thanks, Kim!! I’m definitely excited!

  14. Kadee @kadeebugblog

    I had movers come in and move all of our stuff from Alaska to Kansas!! It was amazing and so much easier! I don’t know about your situation but our movers wouldn’t take any of our liquids or batteries so packing them separately was all I really had to do to prepare. Also make sure your jewelry are packed in a way they wont tangle during the trip. (I suggest putting necklaces through a straw)

    Other than that, sit back and relax. Having someone else do it for you is amazing!

    • notsodomesticated

      Wow, great tips!!! Thank you so much!

  15. natalie @ southern fit foodie

    Mmmm I love zucchini bread! I like it both with and without nuts. Now I’m craving it!

    I love Trader Joe’s! Not for everything (their produce is hit or miss), but for a lot of unique items and stuff that is usually a lot more expensive in other stores. Too bad I have to drive two hours to get to the closest one ha.

    I’m still so excited for your move! How awesome and fun! One of the best parts about being “forced” into a quick move is that you don’t have the time to worry about stuff. I’m sure your movers will do a great job!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Haha such a great point, about not having too much time to worry!! ;)

  16. Pamela

    Hey Friend! That bread looks great- i’ve actually never made zucchini bread, although I have tried it and really like it! As far as moving, try this: Keep a room (laundry, bathroom, spare, etc) with just the things you will need as soon as you get to ATL. Anything you will need for those first few months that will not be in storage. Might even want to include a frying pan and a few good knives, and essentials that are hard to live without and of course a few suitcases of clothes, etc. Then tell the movers that anything in that room is off limits. This way you don’t “accidentally” get something you’ll need packed away for months (hampers with dirty clothes, small cat- really, this has happened..haha). Praying for you!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Haha thank you for the advice!! I love it … especially the small cat part! ;)

  17. Tessa @ Amazing Asset

    Dear lawwdddd do I love Zucchini bread! Such a great treat, and fun to make as well! And for me personally, I like to have nuts in there, but my mom says nay to them
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