Driveway Garden Update

My friend recently told me that my garden was so "city girl" because of the orange buckets.  I had to laugh at this because I thought the orange buckets were so ugly, but my husband insisted on them because they were cheap.  My garden is "city girl" for a variety of other reasons, not the … Continue reading Driveway Garden Update

City Girl Gardening Woes

OMFG!!!!!!!! What the hell?!? Seriously. I thought I was super cool today as I was cutting fresh basil for my pasta salad. And then this happened. I cut off its branch to try and get it to fall down so I could kill it. (I've gotten really good at/comfortable with this since Mosquito Invasion 2013). … Continue reading City Girl Gardening Woes

Leftovers

We had family visiting recently and they brought A TON of food with them. So we have been eating leftovers all week. I. Am. Not. Complaining. Sooo, I have no new recipes this week. And next week we are visiting family in New Jersey (no, we are not bringing food). I will likely not post … Continue reading Leftovers

Black Thumb, Your Days Are Numbered

I was recently hit with the notion that I wanted to start a vegetable garden.  I get this idea in January when it's cold and snowy and I'm dreaming of summer and fresh tomatoes.  I started pinning stuff to a "Gardening" board on Pinterest, which is what every great farmer does, I'm sure.  Then in … Continue reading Black Thumb, Your Days Are Numbered

Tomato Basil Pasta Salad

I told you I'm all about pasta salads lately!  I wasn't kidding. Since I do monthly meal planning (post coming soon!), I have to use up the most perishable items first.  Sometimes I do a really good job of planning out my meals so we aren't eating the same type of food all in the … Continue reading Tomato Basil Pasta Salad

Balsamic Chicken Pasta Salad

It has been really hot here lately.  Like 80+ degrees and humid.  I love summer.  Love being outside in the sunshine with bare feet in the grass.  But this year the mosquitos have been so awful.  End times swarming awful.  Pretty sure it's due to the massive flooding we had this spring.  Supposedly their life … Continue reading Balsamic Chicken Pasta Salad

Sausage, Potato & Pepper Packet (Say it 10 times fast!)

So, my husband and I got into an argument yesterday.  Over meaningless things.  Which is how it always starts right?  I am, against my better judgment, going to share a snippet of our conversation. Scene begins as my husband goes into freezer to eat delicious chocolate chip raspberry muffin for dessert.  (Side note: We have … Continue reading Sausage, Potato & Pepper Packet (Say it 10 times fast!)