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Fruits of Our Labor

Well, mostly Michael's labor as he is the one with the green thumb in the family!! He got the first watermelon of the season & was so proud! The kids were ready to cut into it, but we put it in the fridge to get cold over night & we'll get into it tonight - can't wait! It weighed in at 26lbs! Nearly as much as Aaron!!
Watermelon Anyone???
He planted a sunflower this year, too & Emma has declared it hers - she told me yesterday when it gets gigantic she is going to pick it. I told her she couldn't pick, but she informed me that her daddy would just plant another one! LOL
#sunflower
I took this picture a few days ago - the flower is actually even bigger now.

I also wanted to share another yummy that I credit to Pinterest - I will never cook cabbage another way again!!! This was so delicious!
Oh yeah - this is how cabbage should be eaten! Delicious!!
I did alter the recipe slightly - it called for real bacon bits (like the salad toppings), but I cooked real bacon instead & left out the olive oil (I've recently made the move to coconut oil). I cut up my bacon into tiny pieces and put it in my iron skillet to cook done & crispy! I did add a tsp of coconut oil to the skillet & when it was nice & crunchy I turned off the fire - added the Worcestershire sauce & lemon - and then poured it over my cabbage wedges, which I had already S&P'd and arranged on the foil. I made sure the marinade got in all the little crevices and then spooned the bacon pieces evenly over each wedge. Closed up the foil packets tight & into the oven they went!

I actually didn't get to enjoy them fresh out of the oven - I got them all prepared & then headed out to boot camp, but told hubs to be sure & save me one - and that's what was left when I got home - ONE! I guess the kids ate their fair share, too! Love that my kiddos are good veggie eaters!! But when I made it home, that last wedge was my dinner & it was delicious!

I love oven roasted & grilled veggies! I have asparagus in the fridge now waiting to be grilled up over the weekend & roasted brussel sprouts are on the menu for next week!

Happy Friday - I hope it's a good one!

Comments

  1. Oh my goodness that is a huge watermelon! That's so great that it grew so well.
    I want to plant sunflowers SO bad! But I don't want to plant any until we buy our own place. Do they bloom every year or are they annuals? I don't know anything when it comes to gardening haha.
    Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

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  2. wow thats massive! thats amazing that you can grown that. we tried to grow watermelons once it didn't ever work.

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