Tidbits and Weight Loss

I’m going to skip the lead in story and get straight to it. Here are my secrets: Continue reading

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Zillions of Zucchini – Part 2

Just as I suspected, I harvest a zillion more pounds of zucchini since the last time we met. Alright, this time I’m really lying. My zucchini production has slowed tremendously -and it’s not because I pulled half of the plants out…hehe.¬†I HAD TO! My freezer is getting full of vegetables, not that that’s a horrible thing it’s just I’m typically a meat and taters type of gal and I’m running out of precious space reserved for some homegrown beef. *mmm* I also am trying to make some room in the garden for pumpkins, so there was no choice. The zucchini¬†had to go. Don’t forget, this is my first garden and I am cataloging some very useful information to be used next year. Before you know it I will be a master gardener. (BAHAHA!). Continue reading

In case you didn’t know…

It’s PRIME DAY! I’m a huge (self proclaimed) lover of Amazon. I’ve been a prime member since little A hit the ground and have never regretted it. I am especially enjoying their latest additions to being a prime member such as streaming music and watching shows. And who doesn’t like free 2-day shipping? It is especially wonderful to have things delivered to my door two days later, rather than packing up the kids and driving 45 minutes to the nearest town with a decent grocery store or driving an hour and a half to the nearest mall. So having prime is definitely worth it for me. Continue reading

Zillions of Zucchini – Part 1.

This is our first year having a garden, and I am loving it! So far my green thumb is proving to be strong in regards to growing squash and zucchini, and my husband’s colored-blindness (we’ll just blame it on that for now) has proved to be no bueno for my corn and green beans. I’m hoping for a late summer, early fall harvest on those.

So what does one do with an abundance of zucchini? Especially when your husband doesn’t like it, and your three year old thinks she doesn’t either. Well, I’ve tried a number of different preparations and have not had success converting the two, but I HAVE found some delicious ways to use it. Six ways actually, that are share worthy. We’ll just start with three basic ways today, and next week I’ll share my final three (two of which are sweet treats). By then I’m sure I’ll have 15 more pounds of zucchini, and another handful of ways to prepare it.
It should be noted that the following recipes are based on the eating habits of two adults and two young kiddos (unless said otherwise) and usually results in some leftovers, please adjust as needed. Despite me saying my husband doesn’t eat it, I still make more than enough for him. And I must confess I often force Little A to eat hers as well.¬† Continue reading

I’m new, I’m new. I don’t know what to do!

Well here we are. After some persuasion, a bit of research, and some “why the heck not” I finally took the plunge. I honestly have no idea what I just got myself in to. I am excited to learn (boy do I have A LOT to learn)! I have some lofty goals and big dreams ahead, and hopefully many changes will occur to make this a successful place to share and learn. Thanks for joining me in the ride!