Thursday, September 18, 2008

She Is So Going to Win an Oscar Someday

I finally found a recipe for zucchini bread and by some sort of miracle, I actually had everything I needed in house to attack the recipe without realizing it.

I took that as a sign of some sort of baking Apocalypse and figured I'd better make the bread before I became completely over run by the 12 courgettes I had hanging around in the kitchen.

While I was starting to mix up the ingredients, The Princess wandered into the kitchen.

"What are you making," she asked?

"Zucchini bread," I replied.

She looked at all the shredded courgette laying around the counter and eyed me suspiciously.

"I've had that before at the cantine and I didn't like it."

"No, you haven't sweetie."

"Yes, mom, " she said firmly, "I had it at the cantine and I didn't like it."

"Sweetheart, there is no way you had this at the cantine. First off, I don't think the French like using cinnamon and there's cinnamon in here. Secondly, it would have been called 'pain de courgette' and I'm sure the cantine lady would have had a heart attack if that had been called for."

The Princess stared at me for a second.

"But how do you know about this then?"

"It's something I used to eat when I was a kid," I said. "It's good, honey. You're going to like it."

Again, she regarded me sternly, the wheels turning in her head.

"Do Grandma and Granddad make zucchini bread," she asked?

"Not that I'm aware of," I replied.

She watched me silently in horror as I mixed the courgettes and sugar together.

"Is this something that you have in the United States?"

"Yes, Princess, it's a recipe that come from the US. You're gonna like it, I promise."

At this point, I poured the mix into the two bread pans and popped them into the oven. The Princess watched me very carefully, a look of disdain all over her face.

After watching the brown and green mix bubble in the oven for a few minutes, she turned to me and said,

"You know what, Mom. One time when I was three and we were at our cousins' house in the America, I had zucchini bread and I didn't like it."

12 comments:

magali said...

She is good !!!

By the way, my very French Mémé (granny) makes Zucchini Cakes !

Dig said...

I love you Granny.(As long as this is NOT the toxic grandmother!) She's originally from the US, right? ;)

magali said...

Toxic grandmother made some weird food but that's my other nice granny.
Nope, she is from Champagne, and does not speak a word from another language ;)

kissmekaty said...

I cannot wait until she is a teenager!!! Talk about giving your mother gray hair!! xoxoxo

kissmekaty said...

I think my sister makes chocolate-zucchini bread? I'll try to get the recipe! xoxoxo

Kitty said...

Well, she didn't have it at my house! Neither did you!

chateauview said...

AKA Ang. You know those little white lies about Granny living on zucchini cake is acceptable! And lets hope Ellen is far away from Clarissa when she's a teenager or they'll turn us triple grey!!
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Sean said...

I can tell you she didn't eat them at our house and I think that our children would give the same reaction. Maybe she ate some at Di's. :)

Did she try it once it was done?

Sue said...

I would love a chocolate zucchini bread recipe...yum!

hubster dave said...

go bellie go !!!

hubster dave said...

if it was di that made them :

go di go too !!!

its DELICIOUS !!!!!!!!!!!!

diane said...

I love Dave. And zucchini bread. I think chocolate would ruin it.