Happy thinking out loud Thursday!
Phew – this week is kicking my butt, friends. I feel like I’ve barely had any time to think let alone visit all of your beautiful blogs and stay up to date with what’s going on with you all. Please forgive me – I’m really trying my best over here! That being said, I hope you guys know that I love you and am still reading your blogs – I just might not be commenting because I’m on my phone in bed at 11:30 at night….
1 Speaking of late nights, as much as I love fireworks [and I really, really love them!], I don’t love the fact that people were setting them off over my house until 12:30am. Especially when I have a 4:30am wake-up call. Not cool, neighbors.
That being said, it was America’s birthday so I really can’t say it wasn’t worth it! 😉
2 Speaking of the 4th, my contribution to the family BBQ was a watermelon as well as a double batch of my Herb Cream Cheese Mini Bell Peppers.
Which I apparently should’ve made a triple batch of.
Little Bro inhaled these things! At one point we were all standing in the kitchen and he flat out said, “I can’t stop eating these peppers!” And as much as Little Bro hates telling me that my “weird” food is good, there is no denying his love for these stuffed bell peppers. He quite literally ate almost the entire container.
3 Though I would’ve liked to go camping in June, the river we camp at has just finally dropped to a level that is safe enough for Ninja and I to take Brother and Little Sissy. When we went to check out the spot a few weekends ago I was amazed at how high and fast the river was – Little Sissy could’ve seriously been swept away with how quick it was moving!
That being said, Ninja and I have booked a trip for next weekend with my siblings, which I’m super excited about! This will be the first time that my siblings are going to come camping with Ninja and I [without Daddy] so it should be fun to see what they think of the food I am providing.
I’m also hoping for a wood cutting context with Little Bro 😉
4 Speaking of Little Bro, there is officially a month left until he leaves for college. Good lord – someone please send boxes of tissue my way!
I’m not going to carry on and on about how depressed I am about this fact [because I’ve done it one too many times already], but be prepared for a pretty sappy post when the day does come for me to say goodbye to him. For now I’m living in denial…
5 So remember last week how I mentioned how well my garden has been doing? Well, it has quite literally exploded with produce this week!
The real MVP though has [of course] been my zucchini plant
I went from having one growing to now having multiple – and they are getting big!
I’ve already been putting them to good use too. So far I’ve used them in:
- and an upcoming recipe 😉
The most amazing thing to me is how fast these suckers grow. The one in the above photo was literally twice that size 2 days later. Insane!
6 Though work has been keeping me crazy busy lately, I do have a few delicious recipes coming your way soon!
I’ve been meaning to share those cupcakes for a few weeks now but for some reason I keep putting other recipes before them. Oops. Hopefully they will be making their debut soon.
The recipe that I am really excited about though is the one on the right. Y’all – it.is.amazing. Like, life changing amazing. Or at least for me it was 😉
And with that I am off to prep dinner. Catch ya guys later!
Did fireworks keep anyone else awake?