1. Go out to the garden and pick 5+ pounds of green beans first thing in the morning, while they're still damp from being watered the night before.
Can about half of them into pickled green beans. Here's a great recipe. YUM!! Then blanch the rest of them before tucking them into tidy packets for the freezer.
2. Get mean with the zucchini. Show them who's boss. Even nasty dudes like this 21" bad boy.
zucchini recipes. Try out Summer Squash Casserole and Zucchini Pizza Casserole. You will be very popular with the eaters at your house. Oh, and be sure your daughter-in-law makes a truly yummy batch of Zucchini Bread. (Thank you, Holly!)
3. Do something girly. Rummage around in the basement and find the extra tulle from decorating your daughter's wedding a couple of years ago. Use it to make a darling tutu to send to a faraway granddaughter for her birthday. It's so easy. And so fluffy. Check out this very easy tutu tutorial.
And then...if you're a school teacher...as I am...say goodbye to Summer!