The one thing I love about going home (ok there are plenty of other things I love about going home) is all of the goodies I get to take with me!  My mom gave me a bread-maker (I can’t wait to use it!), a TON of splenda, some sugar free kahlua flavored syrup, and some cucumbers, zucchini, and green beans from the garden!  I think that is my favorite part of summer, food from the garden.

Mom gave me some herbs!

She also gave me some herbs!  She has chives growing out the wazoo and she also gave me some parsley.  Mom gave me the chives with all of the roots hoping that I would plant it in a pot, but I don’t have a pot to plant it in, so I cut the roots off 🙁 I do plan on planting the parsley after it grows some roots.

After coming home, I checked on the basil that I took from Kelsey a week ago and there were plenty of roots!  So, I decided it was ready to plant.

Parsley with no roots...yet!

Planting the basil


The basil is planted!

I stuck my parsley in a jar of water and I hope that in a week it will be ready to plant too!  I planted parsley and basil seeds around a month ago and for some reason they just didn’t take.

Parsley with no roots...yet!
Parsley with no roots...yet!

For dinner, I wanted to make something quick so I made Morningstar Farms Spice Blackbean Burgers and put them in a La Tortilla Factory tortillas with some corn and blackbean salsa, romaine lettuce, red onion, tomato, and sriracha.  On the side we had roasted green bean fries.  It was the first time I had made them and I will definitely be making them again.

I started by snapping off the ends that were attached to the plant and rinsing them in water.  I then tossed them in nonstick cooking spray and seasoned them with spud spice and salt and pepper.  I then put them in the oven heated to 400 degrees for 10 minutes.  At 10 minutes, I turned them over and cooked them for 10 more minutes.  They were the perfect side!

Black bean burger wrap and green bean fries

After dinner, Brian and I met up with some friends for drinks at a little wine bar. Our friend Caitlin and I enjoyed a glass of Moscato.

We really enjoy sweet, crisp, and refreshing wines, but we both decided that we are going to work on enjoying red wine more.  😉  For some reason, one of the servers at the bar really liked our table and kept offering us free wine…we did not refuse!

It was a great evening out, but tomorrow Brian starts school so we have to get ready for the week!

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