Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

July 5, 2012

Homemakers readying for Fair

Alice Woodhull
Greensburg Daily News

Greensburg — If you haven't gotten all your items together to exhibit at the Fair, you'd better get them finished up soon as we will be entering them in just a week.

If you can't get off work to get your items in, there is time from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday to enter them.

Now you don't have an excuse that you have to work and can't take yours in.

There are several discrepancies in the fair book, so if you have questions about times, etc. call the Extension Office at 663-8388 to make sure of the correct times.

One of the major mistakes is the baby show. It will be begin with twins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Boys will be following the twins and the girls after that.

There isn't a set time for each group, so it is a good idea that you be there in plenty of time so that you don't miss your class.

Another activity that will be taking place will be the puppy pillow project. There are more than 600 ready to be stuffed and stitched shut, so many hands will make light work. This will be Tuesday and Wednesday, and maybe later if there are still some left over.

I can remember how hot it was last year at the fair, and if something drastic doesn't happen this year, it will be worse than that.

Let's just hope we have some relief in the form of rain as well as a lower thermometer this year. We can only hope, can't we?  

I keep hoping that every little dark cloud that comes along will stop over and leave some water.

Last Sunday morning when it began thundering and lightning, I thought for sure we were going to get some, and then when I heard it hitting the roof, I just knew we would get a good rain out of it. But it only got the sidewalk wet and there wasn't enough in the gauge to even register. So it's back to the waiting game.

Here are some recipes:


1 pound sliced zucchini

1 cup chopped celery

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

1/8 teaspoon basil

1/8 teaspoon thyme

Dash garlic powder

1 8-ounce can tomato sauce

Combine and bake at 350 degrees for 30 - 35 minutes or Microwave 15 to 18 minutes. Low calorie.

Garden Zucchini

4 cups diced zucchini

1 medium onion, diced

1 small tomato, diced

1 green pepper, diced

1 cup biscuit or pancake mix

1 cup grated cheddar cheese

1 teaspoon salt

Dash of pepper

1/4 teaspoon sweet basil

3 tablespoons chopped parsley

3 eggs

2/3 cup cooking oil

Mix all ingredients except eggs and oil.  Place in very lightly greased baking dish. Beat eggs in oil and pour over mixture in baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Zucchini Casserole

4 cups zucchini, sliced

2 cups water

2 eggs

1 cup mayonnaise

1 cup chopped onion

1/4 cup green pepper, diced

1 cup cheddar cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

Bring water to a boil and add zucchini.  Cook for 5 minutes.  Drain.

Beat eggs; stir in mayonnaise, onion, green pepper, and cheese. Salt and pepper to taste. Pour over zucchini in a casserole dish. Dot with butter and

sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees. May also be put into a deep pie shell before baking for a delicious quiche'.