Drying Herbs In The Microwave

7 I tried this with parsley and works like a charm – so time saving since I did not have to to and let dry! Now I know it works I will get the rest of this done so we will have our cabinet filled with enough parsley for the year! Now on to find a neat way to store it all – we had used old milk containers which work out ok but as we used the herbs we were always stuck with these 1/2 gallon milk containers that were partially filled.

Baked Zucchinni with Mushrooms

Baked Zucchini with Mushrooms

1   pound mushrooms, rinsed
1   medium-size (about 6 oz.) onion
About l/3 cups regular-strength chicken broth
3   large eggs
4   large (about 2 Ib. total) zucchini, ends trimmed, shredded
1/2   cup fine dried bread crumbs !4   cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2   teaspoon each dried oregano leaves and pepper
2   tablespoons minced green onion

Thinly slice mushrooms and chop on­ion; combine in a 10- to 12-inch frying pan with l/i cup water. Stir often on high heat until liquid evaporates and browned bits stick to pan. To deglaze pan, add l/3 cup broth; stir browned bits free. Boil dry and stir often until onion begins to brown. Repeat deglazing step until onion is golden brown, 2 or 3 more times, using 1A cup broth each time.

In a bowl, beat eggs to blend; stir in zucchini, crumbs, cheese, oregano, pep­per, and mushroom mixture. Pour into a buttered, 10- by 12-inch shallow oval casserole (or 9- by 13-in. rectangle). Bake in a 325° oven until mixture is set in center when shaken, about 45 min­utes; top with green onion. Serves 8.

Per serving: 106 cal. (30 percent from fat); 7.1 g protein; 3.5 g fat (1.2 g sat.); 13 g carbo.; 129 rag sodium; 82 mg chol.

Hammy Whammy Sandwiches

*Bakery-fresh sourdough bread, sliced and spread with
*Herbed Mayonnaise: Pizza seasonings (e.g., basil, oregano, thyme)
*Fresh herbs (e.g. cilantro, parsley), salt, pepper, and red chile pepper flakes to taste
*(Combine and refrigerate overnight to blend flavors)
*Stack:
*Thin slices of honey-glazed ham
*goat-cheese blend or your favorite goat-cheese spread Cambozola bleu cheese; Thin slices of green apples,
*Crisp Romaine lettuce leaves and Fresh spinach leaves