My garden started out like this
and has grown to this!
Yesterday Dan and I picked two zucchinis and two tomatoes. Our first loot!
I was quite proud. There is plenty more where that came from. Miraculously, every single plant has lived. I have had the rhyme, “Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow” in my head all morning.
I also noticed a bush on our back fence was producing something
which look awfully similar to blackberries! I am so excited.
And just because we are talking about plants – the beautiful flowers I see first thing every morning when I let the dogs outside.
I used the first zucchini to make zucchini bread. I followed Paula Deen’s recipe and subbed shredded coconut and chocolate chips for nuts because I don’t like nuts in my breads.
We took it to our friends house for dessert and it was gone within minutes. Sadly, the hostess didn’t even get a taste. I saved the other loaf for a special someone.
Other Foods for Margaret
Breakfast was two gloriously fresh and delicious peaches cut up with cottage cheese. No sweetener required.
I grabbed lunch from work’s cafeteria. The mother load of cauliflower and green beans and a jalapeno cheddar turkey burger on a whole what bun.
Dinner was amazing and cooked by our friends. Dan sweetly made my plate for me.
I ate 1/2 the pork chop, none of the stuffing, and all of the mashed potatoes and gravy. Mashed potatoes and gravy >>> stuffing any day of the week.
I treadmilled it for 3 miles while catching up on all the blogs I didn’t read over the weekend. Sadly, I didn’t even finish in 30 minutes! A few of you have asked how I can read while I run. It actually isn’t too difficult with my ipad. However, once on vacation I remember seeing a woman read an actual book on a treadmill while running for over an hour. That is talent. I also don’t run all that fast, so my head stays pretty steady. I suggest giving it a try – a great way to mix things up.
Thought for the day: