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Garden Update & Weekly Menu

gardencollage1Maybe I should knock on wood, but I think my zucchini may be ready by the end of this week. All of my “garden” has grown a LOT on the past 2 weeks. Here was my last update and you can see a lot of growth since that time. Ohio is having some hot weather this weekend and by the time we return, they will be THIRSTY…and hopefully not dead!

We brought up to Michigan my herbs and blueberry bush…and I think we’ll plan to take the zucchini.


Yep…I’m thinking fresh zucchini in MAY!!! Crazy!

The tomatoes, I’m afraid, have grown so big so fast, that there will be no making the move for them. I am going to baby them the next few weeks and hope for some fresh beauties before we leave! If anyone has any advice on transplanting tomatoes….I’m all ears! It’s about a 4 1/2 hour drive from the current house to the new house and I’m willing to make some efforts to salvage them if it’s worth the effort.

The holiday weekend has been fun and busy, but I already have next week’s menu planned! Bon Appetit and Cooking Light were jam-packed with must-make, healthy summer recipes. It wasn’t hard to meal plan at all!

Weekly Menu: May 28th – May 31st

We went to The Bongo Room in Chicago for brunch yesterday. The pretzel pancakes with caramel and white chocolate were…HEAVENLY! If you’re in Chicago or passing through sometime, be sure to check’em out!

We also had a lovely dinner in Oak Park and ran into an old friend and loyal Prevention RD reader, Molly! 🙂 She said she felt “star struck” seeing Mr. Prevention – I think he was totally flattered! So fun.

No major plans today, but a workout, shopping, and a cookout are in order!

Be well,

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  1. May 27, 2012 / 8:24 am

    I’m going to keep my fingers crossed that your tomatoes start popping up before the move! Love all these Cooking Light recipes to come!

  2. May 27, 2012 / 8:33 am

    I absolutely love planting my own veggies in the summertime. It’s so nice to have fresh produce on hand at all times!

  3. May 27, 2012 / 8:44 am

    Nicole, your garden looks great. That’s one of my favorite things about summertime – it’s a wonderful feeling to know that you grew the food you’re eating. I look forward to seeing the baby zucchini grow and what you make with it!

  4. May 27, 2012 / 2:43 pm

    I’m still jealous of your garden. Everything is doing so well, and I still can’t even grow basil. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Btw – for some reason I can’t comment on your blog from my work computer. I’ve been trying, but it wont let me. So, congrats on the move and the job and all that fun stuff. I’m so excited for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. May 27, 2012 / 4:10 pm

    The only thing I can grow are herbs – we have too many critters that eat up our bounty no matter what I have tried. Hope you find a way to save them though!

    Enjoy this hot day!

  6. May 27, 2012 / 4:58 pm

    They are looking great!!
    I really need to try and grow a garden! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Have a great Memorial Day, Nicole!

  7. May 28, 2012 / 8:33 am

    Wow, those zucchini are really growing fast!
    That’s awesome that you’re going to be able to transport so many of your plants, even if you do have to leave a few behind.
    I’m still too lazy to start a garden, though I’m sticking with the excuse that my yard has no sunlight.

  8. Molly Schoen
    May 29, 2012 / 1:16 pm

    SO cool running into you guys!!! Saw your post today. We had the cajun Mac N Cheese too ๐Ÿ™‚ Bacon and Mac N Cheese? Um, yes please!

  9. May 29, 2012 / 8:54 pm

    I’m so impressed! I’m still trying to figure out how to keep a basil plant alive in our window! any tips? ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. May 30, 2012 / 9:24 pm

    I’m excited for your zucchini babies!

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