Dinner Tonight

I can’t take credit for this – this was al Matthew.

We got some real nice chicken breasts a few days ago from the store – so we marinated them with Italian vinaigrette overnight.

Then Matthew pan fried up a chicken breast tonight – they came out delicious – they were very light, melt in your mouth – but yet crispy on the edges – and with a delicious taste of the marinade.

With it he fried up some of our garden vegetables and then let simmer – I’ll be honest, these were amazing.  I would have a plate full of sugar snap peas, carrots, red potatoes and broccoli anytime! :)

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For dessert? A refreshing lime popsicle… a great dinner indeed!

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Quick and Delicious Lunch

I love prosciutto – it’s up on there on the “cant live without” lists of food.  I can eat it many ways – by itself (happily), on some pizza, on a sandwich, wrapped around vegetables, etc.

This is a quick and delicious lunch, plus it tricks you into eating some healthy greens.

Grab a nice piece of bread or half of a roll, put a bed of fresh arugula on it, add a few hearty drops of ricotta, pour half a cap full of olive oil on top, add 2 thin slices of prosciutto on top.  ENJOY!

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Garden Treats

Received a lovely basket full of garden goodies from a very talented lady today.  We love our garden dearly so this is very special to us….

Besides the beautiful hand tools and harvest basket, we received these seeds which I can’t wait to try out! We’ll be pulling the carrots soon – maybe one of these will take their place?

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MMMM.. can’t you just imagine the taste of the small sugar pumpkin? SWOON!

Doesn’t the black cherry tomato sound like a summertime delight? I found a picture of them online – gorgeous, right?

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Also, this beautiful book – full of vegetables.  Each vegetable has it’s own section with information about it and great recipes.  Love the illustrations too…

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Pineapple

Look – I know buying pineapple in a can is easy, I get it, but let’s be frank here (I think we’re at this time in our relationship) – if you’re not buying a fresh pineapple, you’re missing out.  Canned pineapple and fresh pineapple almost taste like 2 different fruits.  I swoon at the thought of fresh pineapple slices.  Instead of grabbing the cookies for my 1AM snack, I’ve been grabbing pineapple slices and snuggle under the comforter in the AC’d room (cats included) – can life be grander?

 

Tip: When you get the pineapple home, put it in the fridge upside down for 30 minutes – upside down so the sugar can visit the entire fruit.

Then pull the top off – it comes off easy if it’s ripe.

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All packaged up and ready to snack.

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Snack time!

Tennis

We bought tennis rackets today and then played.  We had to walk to 4 different parks to find one court that was open.   I’m horrible but it was fun. I probably won’t be able to move tomorrow.

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Strawberries PT 2

Like I mentioned in the last post we planned on adding more strawberries to the garden today – so here today is 5 more plants! That now puts us with 12 strawberry plants – or a coffin full of them. :)

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Making the buckets.. the new plants are a little leggy but hoping they’ll straighten themselves out soon.

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Lots more berries await!

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Strawberries

Update on our lovely strawberries. I know you think I’m just saying this because they are ours, but these are the best strawberries I’ve ever tasted.  They’re uber sweet, to the point of almost sour.  I’m more of a strawberry eater than Matthew, but I made him eat one a few days ago and it was a mouth explosion kinda moment.  Very good. :)

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The strawberries are growing outside of their coffin box now –  there’s so many runners.  I’m just going to let them go for a bit and see where it leads.

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They’re growing out the back too…

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I’ve been getting a few berries everyday – great for a nice snack.  We are adding 5 more additional plants/2 buckets this weekend of strawberries to completely fill up the box. :)

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MMMMMMM!

To think.. this is where they were 2 months ago. :)

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