Friday, March 11, 2016

Squa-hini Cakes and UYW #PearlandWilliamSaga

It has been two years since I first started the #PearlandWilliamSaga. It is hard to believe it has been that long. I struggle each month with only giving you tidbits to read. I could seriously write a chapter/novella each month but I refrain. It is enjoyable to come up with a continuing story line each month using 5-6 words and phrases that I have NO idea what will be until a week prior to publishing. Now that is a challenge. There is always an idea in my head as to which direction I am going and what I want to happen next, however, if the words do not line up with my plans I have to come up with a new idea or alter what I have in mind. Like this month, I saw the words and said to myself..."well, that changes things." Hope you enjoy this months installment and if you are new or missed one, check out the links below.

First a simple side dish recipe that Pearl and Sarah would enjoy.
Squa-hini Cakes, Squash Fritters, Veggie Cakes call them what you will, Hoover called them vegetable pancakes but he inhaled them so fast I'm not sure he even knew what he ate.
2 medium squash, yellow crookneck (6 inches long or so and about 1 1/2 inches in diameter)
1 medium zucchini, same as the squash
2 eggs beaten
1/2 cup flour
dash of salt
fresh cracked pepper to taste
1 tsp onion powder
oil, your choice, just enough to pan saute not a deep fry
Grate your veggies first. In a bowl combine the eggs, beaten, flour and seasonings. Stir well and then toss in the grated squash and zucchini. Stir and make sure it is well coated, you may need to add more flour but no more than 2/3 cup. The grated veggies should equal at least 2 cups. I think I had close to 3. Mix well and set aside. Heat a skillet with a tablespoon of oil. By the spoonful drop the veggie cake mix and spread it, 1-2 TBSP mix and spread to the size of 3 inches or so. Allow to cook on medium heat until golden brown then flip. Once the second side is golden remove and set aside. These cool off very quickly so you will want to eat them as soon as they are done.

Previous chapters to this story:

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

Your words are: 
green ~ beer ~ pub crawl ~ floor ~ dazed ~ crackers
They were submitted by:  

March blew in like a lion and with new folks arriving in town each and every day it left one dazed with all the changes. Abe and William arrived in town to purchase supplies. The door to the local saloon was swinging wildly from the new arrivals going in and out. Some were doing the pub crawl on the floor. It was a sight to see. With the arrival of some Irish folks there was green beer that smelled strong. Crackers littered the floor where a table had been knocked over. The two men stood there looking in but not moving. They were each lost in though to a time not that long ago when they found Abe's wife Sarah in the saloon. "Ruby" sashayed down the stairs like she owned the place. Abe quickly shook his head to clear his thoughts and reached for William's arm. They both nodded and walked toward the general store.

As they approached the general store a smart looking gentleman and striking woman exited. Both men stepped aside. The gentleman stopped, looked at Abe, nodded and walked on. Puzzled Abe watched him go. William said "Do ya'know'em brother?" Abe shook his head and said "neigh I think not" and they entered the store.

With money from the corn sale in their possession they would be able to get the much needed supplies, a peppermint stick for each of the children and they had discussed it and agreed they would each buy a small trinket for their wives.

Looking around Abe chose a simple thimble and some needles for Sarah. While William chose something more personal...a new hair brush for Pearl. Pleased with their choices they made their way to the counter to see if their earlier order had been filled and if it was ready to load into the wagon.

Stay tuned...

At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them. 
Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:                                       Baking In A Tornado                      The Bergham Chronicles   The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver                               Dinosaur Superhero Mommy                           Southern Belle Charm                    Not That Sarah Michelle                                            My Brain on Kids                               Never Ever Give Up Hope                         Someone Else’s Genius                     Confessions of a part time working mom                        Spatulas on Parade                The Angrivated Mom                           Climaxed
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  1. I love this story and how invested I've become in their lives. Can't wait for the next installment (as always)!
    And this recipe! I have to try it!

  2. Ooohh, were they having a St. Patrick's Day Party..? 🍀

  3. I agree with Karen I am always excited to get to the next installment and when I get the cliffhanger it kills me to know it will be another month.

  4. The recipe reminds me of potato pancakes which we love. Will have to try these

  5. smart men buying something for their wives

  6. Uh oh... I smell a new character coming!

  7. Recipe looks wonderful. Love the saga!