Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I've been able to hold msyelf steady with my eating this week.  I'm not seeing any mad results on the scales. In fact the scales haven't budged since I guess Saturday or Sunday. But you know what. I've been active.  (very active....gardening galore and zumba!) and I've not binged on the unhealthy foods.  So I consider that a success...even if the scales are not being friendly at this time! 

Yes, I've spent a lot of time gardening.  I sometimes giggle.  Our garden has more square feet than our house!  haa haa haa.  We have a HUGE garden.  (my strawberry beds have over 100 plants...and we are seriously contemplating clearing the land and doubling that....I eat a LOT of strawberries....I LOVE strawberries!)   So you can see we plant a LOT of what we plant.  Let me rephrase that.  The foods that we eat a LOT of...we plant a LOT.  Green beans anyone?   I'll be canning bushels upon bushels of green beans.  I eat them almost every day.  :-)   Peas?   Well, we eat a lot of peas too.  Tomatoes...well you need a lot of those because I make my own tomato sauce...not to mention canned tomatoes for things like chili and such.  And yes, i try to preserve enough so that we don't have to buy these staples from the store.  Home preserved foods are SOOO much tastier.  Soooo yes, our garden is a big deal!  over the weekend I spent probably more than 15 hours out there with the tiller, the shovel, a rake, packets of seeds, flats of plants, compost, water hose and a big jug of water.  :-) (the water jug was for me!)   Love to see the garden take shape.  :-)    

But do you know what I'm just ACHING to eat.  What the focus of my taste buds have?   Zucchini!  I want some breaded and baked zucchini .  I can taste it!  I can smell it.  I'm just DYING for it!  Yes, I could probably go out and buy a zucchini at the store.  But woudl it be the same thing?  Would it taste the same? 
Probably not!  Plus, in a few months I'll be begging someone to take some zucchini off my hands (what possessed me to plant 12 zucchini plants I don't know......haa haa haa.  I do make my sweet pickle relish from zucchini, and I do zucchini bread and butter pickles which I think taste the same if not better than the ones I make with cucumbers....we will eat zucchini with every meal..HOPEFULLY!)

Grow zucchini grow!!!


bbubblyb said...

Your garden sounds wonderful MaryFran. I do hope I get to meet you at some point. Maybe when everything is grown I can come steal some veggies from you lol. I have to say feeling good and eating well means way way more than what the scale says. It will come off if you just keep doing what you're doing.

timothy said...

wonderful, we are so removed from the basics like raising/growing our own food. it makes a much healthier relationship with food if you have a hand in the making of it. i grew up on a farm and i do miss fresh okra and tomatoes, and homemade pickles are definately YUMMY!

Christel said...

My mom manages a greenhouse and when I lived nearby she would bring me "slightly irregular" vegetables. U shaped zucchinis, tomatos with noses. I don't know how she thought I could eat that many vegetables. I took most of them to work and gave them out.

Shabby Chic Mom said...

Your garden is great!!! can't wait to hear more about it!! I would love to have a garden but sadly we are selling our house!

Karen@WaistingTime said...

I am envious - wish I liked to garden. I am not a big zucchini fan but have discovered some ways I like it. One is with as "pancakes" - shredded with some egg and parmesan cheese and then cooked in a skillet. Yummy.