Four full days of being a “single mom” while Freddie was away on business and I am officially pooped. Not only was I 100% responsible for my little nugget, but I was teaching 2 classes a day, preparing my Fresh Start meals, keeping the house clean and attempting to blog. Phew! I need a vacation. Welcome home Da-da…can mommy take a nap?
But before I go and close my eyes, let’s take a quick look at last week’s party participants. We had 5 delicious link ups and clearly these ladies aren’t messing around. I mean Beet Pizza Crust, Broccoli Salad (with bacon…), and Flemish Beef Stew…we’re eating good in this neighborhood :) Thank you for sharing your yummy goodies with the rest of the party. Keep the good food coming!
Speaking of good food…can’t wait to get busy with this lovely produce.
Strawberries again? Makes my Valentines Day that much more sweet. I sliced a few up for last nights dessert and plan on incorporating them into as many meals as possible. I LOVE strawberries :)
I also got 2 big bunches of beets! Oh, the possibilities. After seeing Kirsten’s Beet Pizza Crust, it makes me want to dabble in some “dirty” eating (as she so eloquently wrote in my comments…). But let’s be real, beet pizza crust is a far better choice than plain pizza crust, right? As far as nutritional value goes…(I’m doing my best to justify my future choices…).
Did you see what else I got two bunches of? That’s right…kale! Two bunches of the most beautiful Red Russian Kale you have ever seen. I will most definitely put one of them to use with some of my meals this week and the other might just end up in soup that I plan to make for a friend.
And then of course there are those amazing sugar snap peas. They are such a delicious treat. Perfect timing for an upcoming date night with the hubs. These Pork Chops andSugar Snap Peas with Mint Julep Glaze should hit the spot.
As far as my Fresh Start Challenge goes, the rest of the box will work great for my final few days of meals. I have another fruit salad coming up where I plan on using the oranges and apples, a few salads that I can use this lettuce for and the carrots and garlic will come in handy for another batch of Tomato Basil Bisque (which means I might even get a chance to share the recipe!).
Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day. I will be celebrating my 4 year wedding anniversary with my two loves…cheers!
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