Friday, 15 August 2014

Italian Summer Vegetable Casserole

The summer garden is now if full production, zucchini, eggplant, kale, fresh basil, fresh garlic and the tomatoes are beginning to ripen on the vines.
tomatoes kale eggplant squash
Inspired by Biblical Homemakings Raw italian casserole we set out to create cooked casserole using the vegetables on hand that could be served over pasta.

  • 2 small eggplants chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini julienned
  • 9 mushroom chopped
  • ¾ cup black olives chopped

  • 3 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 7 large Kale leaves stem as well
  • 3 fresh basil leaves
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinaigrette ( to counter the natural bitter taste of the vegetables if that is a taste you do not like)

  1. In a food processor puree all of the ingredients in the Sauce
  2. Coat the bottom of your dish with a layer of sauce
  3. Add a the eggplant and zucchini
  4. Another layer of sauce
  5. Add the mushrooms and olives
  6. Top with a layer of sauce
  7. Cover with a lip or tinfoil and bake at 350 °F for 45 minutes or until the liquid is bubbling
  8. Cook your paste 
  9. Grate your fresh Parmesan cheese

Serve the cook vegetables over your pasta and garnish with the cheese.  We enjoyed the rich earthy taste of the vegetables.


Grandma Snyder

©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Donate your voice to young girls silenced by sexual slavery

To stop the sexual enslavement and trafficking of young girls 

Here is the give my voice official promotional video

Please go to and donate your voice.  

This is a Canadian Women’s Foundation project to give voice to the young girls who have had their voices silenced by the people who abuse and enslave them through the sexual trafficking for their bodies.

It takes less than 10 minutes to read a young girls story and add your voice and face.  This is a small thing that we can for to change our world.

And  I gave my voice 

Grandma Snyder

Monday, 11 August 2014

Shell Crafts - Shell covered letters

Each year we return from our ocean vacations with shells.  When our children were young it was a bag per child containing their most precious beach treasures. 
As the kids got older the bags got smaller and they became more selective on their treasures and grandpa and I always bring back a few beach treasures of our own.
Now that our children are bringing their children we are back to bags of shells, so we went in search of ways to use our ever increasing collection. 

The idea for this kids craft came from a very expensive beach gift shop.

For this craft you will need:

  1. An assortment of beach debris:
    1. Shell of varying sizes
    2. Sea glass
    3. Sharks teeth and much more
  2. Glue – we used Glue All Max
  3. Large Alphabet letters – we purchased our from Michaels

  • Because you are working with glue this craft needs to be done outside and with adult supervision.
  • Spread out the shells and how the children decide the shells they want to place on a small area of their letter.

  • Once they have what they want the adult spreads a thin layer of glue over the area and the children place their shells and in this way they cover the letter.
  • You can vanish the shells if you want we decided leave our beach treasures in their natural state.
  • Once completed you can decided how to display it.

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2014 twosnydergirls

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