We've had a lot going on lately, none of which is really worthy of a whole blog post soooooooooo here's a little update!
1) Ben's Birthday -- although this is totally worthy of a whole blog post, I'm nearly a month late on this. SORRY!! (I did manage to post a FB shoutout to him on his b-day so I'm not on the shit-list entirely)
We spent the Saturday before his birthday at a beer tasting and after that we all went to Mom and Dad's house for a little pool party/cookout. It was a busy and fun afternoon and then we prepared ourselves to spend the end of his b-day week in St. Simons!
2) Tomatoes! -- a few days after we returned home (i think), i had a few tomatoes FINALLY turn red. I thought these things would never get ripe. Here are 2 from my very first harvest!! I've got lots more on the vine but it seems that there is a little varmint after them too so I better be quick!
3) Meals on Wheels -- One of the many awesome things about our neighborhood is that (mostly) everyone is just so kind. Every time someone has a baby, surgery, etc many of the ladies rally and organize a meal calendar. Sooo, I'm always on the hunt for new recipes to take to people. I took these beef enchiladas to a new mama last week along with Mexican rice and candy brownies and made a second batch for myself. They were amazing. And even better re-heated ... so if you're on the hunt for a new enchilada recipe this one is easy and SO DELICIOUS! (even though this picture isn't all that pretty you should trust me on that)
4) Sunflowers -- ahhh ... who knew a few packets of seeds could make me so happy come June/July? I loved these so much, but they were tall and got pretty scraggly about 2 days after blooming. I cut off all the blooms from this mutant that you see (they're only supposed to have one flower head), then ripped them all out of the ground. I figure we'll have another 2 months of summer most likely so I planted some new seeds. These will be MUCH shorter ... tallest are supposed to be 5 feet as opposed to the first crop which were 10-12 feet.