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Looks Delicious!

Last week's Amish Cook column featured an easy to make zucchini-carrot casserole.  I've heard of cucumbers being called "cukes", but smiled when I saw the Cincinnati Enquirer headline for the column last week.  The headline writer called them "Zukes."  That sounds like a name for a cat or something.  But, anyway, our site regular LuvM, made the casserole recently and was nice enough to snap a photo of it for us.  Looks really pretty.  Now, LuvM, tell us how it tasted!

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Looks like a good recipe.  I will have to pass it on to my friends they have a lot of zucchini growing in their gardens.  They are huge.

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Looks good, but be careful about placing Pyrex dishes on electic stove burners, my Mom once exploded a pumpkin pie doing that! It's still super hot here, close to 100 and they say maybe over tomorrow, we just aren't prepared for heat like this, it would be ridiculous to have an air conditioner for 3-5 days every 20 years or so!!  More when it's not so hot. 

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Naw, the burner wasn't hot.  I DID find out the hard way, though, when I used a Pyrex bowl on top of a simmering pot as a "double burner."  The bottom literally fell out into my pot!

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KJuneBug, I don't watch alot of TV, but I do watch the morning news. The weather guy even said that your "neck of the woods" was in an unusual heat wave and that most folks there didn't have AC. I don't either, but our temps do not seem to ever go that high. I will be praying for you, as I for one get ill from heat. We gotta keep praying for this wierd weather, I cannot figure it out! Here in PA,we are too wet and cold..nothing makes sense..only God knows what is going on......I hope you can find relief from the heat!

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It is very very hot - and nope, no AC. A side effect of us being super hot is that you are wet and cool.  One of our weather guys explained that we have a stubborn thermal trough stuck over a massive area here in on the west coast and the east coast has a stubborn cool low pressure system stuck over it - so nothing can budge.  They are saying that it for the first time in record keeping history will be over 100 (meaning 101+) it's only been 100 like 3 times, the tough part is that it's not cooling off at night, and that is what really makes things miserable, we have to close all the windows and doors for safety, and it's been over 80 in the house when we do that.  The children have a small pool, they keep cool, I'll probably be wading in it later.  Thanks for the prayers, I am guessing that there are many folks suffering much more than we are during this.       

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My in-laws were in Seattle at the beginning half of this week (they had been on an Alaskan cruise and in Portland, OR before the cruise).  They visited with a friend of my MIL and a cousin of my FIL, and the friend and cousin were complaining about how hot it was (on the flip side, my FIL's cousin said that people get really nervous in the winter if the temperature drops to the 30s!)!  Being from SW Ohio and having heat and humidity that rivals Florida at times (as well as cold winters), my in-laws thought that the lack of humidity made the heat bearable.  They took a cruise of Puget Sound on one of the evenings, and my MIL was amazed as to how much cooler it got when on the water.  Heat or no heat, we would absolutely love to visit the Pacific NW someday!  My in-laws had such a wonderful time.  Sigh.

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I'm glad they had a great time, Seattle is absolutely a beautiful city and terrain to (live near, for us) to visit.  Your IL's were truly blessed to be here on such a beautiful day too.   That day Wed. wasn't to bad as the humidity did drop off, it was the fact that as hard as we all tried we couldn't get the temp inside our homes to drop, we were at 88 all that night.  Yes, the closer you are to the water the cooler, more comforatable you are.  An evening cruise on the Sound would have been lovely that night.  We were also blessed that Wed. was the peak, yesterday and now today we have been blessed with "perfect" Seattle days, that's those that are 75-80 with a slight breeze and the evenings cool quickly, allowing the house to be around 70 before closing things up.  We are a strange bunch we like our weather right in the middle, the deal with the cold is ice and the hills.  The Greater Puget Sound area is one steep hill after another, and that makes for some treacherous driving conditions.  There is a very good chance that this week was pretty much "summer", we will have more nice days, but as we get into Aug, Sept and Oct the hot days aren't as prevelant.   And then the grey, rainy days come!!

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I would say the texture was sort of like a corn casserole...firm on top and a little loose in the middle.  It had a good taste.  Only thing I would do different is add more CHEESE!  LOL,  love cheese.

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 LuvMaerz, it does looks Delicious!  That is a very nice pic of the casserole, I like the color of the pyrex pan, it really brings out the color of the casserole!  Thanks for sharing your picture of the casserole!  Will have to try it out the recipe sometime!