Breakfast: My morning shake, green tea
Lunch: Salmon patty, english muffin (one half with butter and Nature's Hollow jam, the other half with butter and Nutritional Yeast), green salad (from my garden - see story below) with creamy ceasar dressing, BFC Italian Soda (knew I wanted to make this as soon as Amber posted it. Follow the link to her recipe) - All of my kids as well as myself, loved these!! :)
Dinner: Fried chicken (1 piece), stir-fry, green salad with sunflower seeds, beets, cheese, and ranch dressing; sugar-free ice cream
My parents took us out to dinner at a buffet-style restaurant and I stayed away from the breads, pastas, and desserts (but I did have some sugar-free ice cream)
This spring our garden struggled a bit. Most of our "cool weather" veggies (carrots, beets, radishes, lettuce) never even came up. For example, we planted 48 beets and 1 came up.... planted 20 heads of lettuce and 2 came up. We planted everything in March and normally we have cool weather, especially nights, until May. But this year the weather turned pretty warm in April and stayed warm. On the flip side, our summer veggies, like tomatoes and peppers, are thriving in this heat as long as we keep them watered.
Anyways, when we want some lettuce we normally cut a few leaves from the outside of the head, leaving the head in the ground to continue to grow. Normally, we'll eat from the same heads of lettuce all summer as long as we can keep it from "bolting". Remember that I said above that we only had 2 heads this year?? Well, we were outside the other night and Grant asked if he could pick some lettuce... I said, "Sure". Next thing I know he's walking towards the house with the entire head in his hand.......roots and all..... pulled it right out of the ground. It was so funny and actually so cute because he really wanted to go in the house, wash it, and eat some - and it was 8:30pm. Actually, this year, he has been the best gardener of all the kids...making sure the garden is watered every single day.... so I guess he deserved a head of lettuce all to himself!! :) Actually he shared it and that's the lettuce that I ate yesterday with my lunch. Here are a few pictures:
|See the head of lettuce before it got pulled out of the ground? I was actually outside taking some |
sunset pictures, so I got a few of the garden - never suspecting what was going to happen :)
|Cutting the roots off. |
On a side note... take a look at those sideburns?? All of my boys have been
needing haircuts for a few weeks.... guess I better give them one today :)
And this is what I was doing when he was pulling the lettuce out of the ground.......taking a picture of the sunset :)
Hope everyone has a great BFC day.... see you tomorrow with my weigh-in.