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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Tasty Tuesday Tale

Here I was snug as a bug in a rug when
mom decided to expand on an idea she saw on the TVeeees.  Of 
course, I was included without prior approval.

There was an info-MERCIAL on how to beat the heat, lots of it was common sense.
i.e. Stay indoors, stay hydrated, don't exert yourself.  I was doin' all of this so
WHY did I have to be bothered?
The answer is simple it is my blog...and Mom thinks there must always be a  photo of  the star Madi (you are welcomed) thus the above.  Now for the real reason for this post.

Evidently lots of folks don't like water...plain and simple...(mom loves water) but anyway
they suggested putting sliced strawberries in ice trays, add water and freeze.
 (MOL yep mom still has old fashion ice trays even though we have an ice maker).
Then you have tasty and purrty ice.  Mom took it to another level on
July 4th.  She and Dad had a hummus, cheese and fruit plate for lunch and
very festive glasses of water.

Below is the recipe for the Corn and Zucchini Melody we told you about yesterday

Corn and Zucchini Melody  (from All

4 slices of bacon
2 cups of chopped zucchini ~3
1 ½ cups fresh corn kernels (I use 1- 15 oz can drained)
1 small onion chopped
1 pinch of pepper
¼ cup of shredded Monterey Jack Cheese (I use sharp Cheddar)

Cook bacon in a deep skillet over medium heat until evenly brown, place on paper towels to drain chop and set aside.  Reserve 1 TBSP of drippings.

Heat the bacon drippings in the skillet over medium heat.  Sauté the zucchini, corn, and onions until tender but still crisp ~10 minutes.  Season with pepper, spoon vegetables into a bowl, sprinkle with chopped bacon and shredded cheese just to mix and get ready to say yummmmmy!!


  1. Hari OM
    I used to freeze water melon and bananas for angel Jade in the summer - am not a fan of taking iced things myself... hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. Our Mama also loves to freeze juice in cubes to add to her water!
    Mama is drooling over the Corn and Zucchini Medley!
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy

  3. the aunt of the mama used the strawberries that way and threw them in a summer punch bowl... she thought it maybe becomes to watery and added too much booze...all her guests were plastered within minutes... and now we know that drunken pensioners are as worse as drunken teens...

  4. My human likes water too - but she thinks she would like it even better with fruity ice cubes!

  5. Think I will try the strawberries and blueberries thing! That corn and zucchini dish sounds really tasty!!

  6. Drinking water sounds even better now! Thanks, Madi - and thank you for the recipe for the Corn and Zucchini Melody. yummmmmmm

  7. I won't tell you what those blackberried ice cubes looked like when I first saw them. It wasn't blackberries anyway!

    I don't like water to be cold. I like it at room temperature and have actually asked shop assistants to please find me a new bottle of NOT ice cold water! I do like ice cream though...

    Mara from NI

  8. Madi, of course there should always be a picture of the star on the blog.

    Our mom doesn't much like plain water either, she uses Crystal Light fruit punch. And iced tea, naturally, like any good Southerner.

  9. That is some good sounding recipes. We will have to try them. Great pictures too. Have a fabulous day.

  10. The water does look festive. Thank you so much for the recipe. I'm looking forward to rying it.

  11. Those all sound darn good sweet Madi!

  12. Momma is one of the weirdos who likes regular water without any extra stuff in it! But *I* think your ice cubs look pretty pawesome.

  13. oh yum, I am adding zucchini to my list for this Saturday. sounds delish...and legal for my food plan.... sorry Madi that you had to 'get involved' without prior approval

  14. Yummy recipe - Mom would love that!!! We think the ice cube idea is great. Mom could put blueberries in some ice cubes for us. Of course, we won't talk about the fact that we like to make a mess when there is ice in our water bowls:)

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  15. We know how to beat the heat.

  16. OH my. Mom said she just finished lunch and you set her off again with this great foodables for Mom's and the gorgeous waters!!

  17. That sounds very yummy indeed! Dad and I have been enjoying the central AC in our house. But ghostwriter thinks the thermostat should be set a couple degrees higher. Sometimes she goes outside just to warm up! Crazy, huh?

  18. madi ya lookz gorgeouz....N just sayin...yur momz eye dea iz grate but frank lee we think tuna chunkz in de cubez wooda been mor tastee ~~~~~~~~~~
    ;) ☺☺♥♥

  19. Your Mom and Dad have something that we want to try now. We use to just freeze the fruit for smoothies. We are going to try this way with the ice cubes to make the water taste delicious. Thanks for the share. You are always the star, Madi. Have a Happy Tabby Tuesday.
    World of Animals

  20. Madi, you never NEVER disappoint. And that wonderful tail of yours too! Surely you can understand that with your beauty, people want to take pictures of you, right? And oh my goodness ... PINK PAWS PADS!!! Weakness cubed!

  21. It would be wrong to have a post without YOU! We like that idea for the festive water and your Mom's recipe sound DEE-LISH!

    your guy Raz and The Florida Furkids

  22. What a fun idea to liven up your water!
    We have everything but the corn to try your yummy dish.
    We must send mom to the store
    Hazel & Mabel

  23. Of course we are glad to see you looking so fine Miss Madi. Our mom likes her water straight up and hates when restaurants always put slices of lemon in their water glasses. Those strawberry and blueberry ice cubes do make the water look festive.

  24. I am so happy that you allowed Mom to share a photo of your beauty today. The ice cube idea is tasty and I saved the recipe. Yummy!

  25. That water looks so refreshing. And the recipe looks good too. And of course, you are always gorgeous. XO

  26. You had the mostest amazing glasses of water that I've ever seen!!!!

  27. What attractive water drinks you have. Did you get any icy strawberries or blueberries in your water bowl, Madi?

  28. The mom doesn’t like plain water, so this is a great way to get her to drink more.

  29. YUMMERS! I will take them all please! Oh, Ma has never had, and never will have an ice maker....she says they always break and leak, and using the trays isn't that hard anyhu! Thou, Ma has never had such FABulous lookin' cubes!
    Ruby ♥

  30. I love the festive glasses of water. I am a water drinker... I drink water all day.. a lot of water!

  31. Oh that water looks delightfully refreshing with the fruit - Mom will be trying this because she's trying to drink MORE water to keep hydrated. As for the recipe - well you know anything involving BACON is at the top of our list around here!

    Hugs, Teddy


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