The tomatoes are in the front of the garden this year. Because we are trying crop rotation. Honestly, I have noticed we don't get a successful yield if we put tomatoes in the same place year after year. So the tomatoes are closer to the street.
There us also zucchini, summer and winter squash, snow peas, sugar snaps, beets, parsnips, Swiss Chard and other things that I am too tired to list.
Someone asked me if I was worried about tomato thieves.
And I counter with this story.
Every year, my neighbors ask for tomatoes and veggies. I tell them that they are more than welcome to pick them.
As in, go in the garden, get your shoes dirty and pick them yourself.
I have had no takers.
So if someone wants to steal a tomato, they are showing more initiative that my lazy neighbors.
One thing I like to do is make a whole bunch of food at once for the week in the summer. That way, there is only one day of getting the kitchen really hot and I spend then rest of the week reheating leftovers. Like these Italian meatloaves with baked potatoes and collards.
For the month of May, I am doing a grocery challenge. It makes me look through the pantry and freezer and use items up, which is a good thing.
Sometimes, I think, "There is nothing in the house to eat." When really, there is a lot of stuff to eat, I just don't feel like eating it.
So I am going to buy 150 dollars worth of groceries this month, including tax. I should add that I have a very full refrigerator, an extremely well stocked pantry and a full freezer. There is a vegetable garden as well that is beginning to produce the summer goodies.
Here are my rules:
1) Meals out do not count.
2) That being said on average we eat one meal out a week, which we normally eat with a coupon.
3) I eat most of my meals at home, as does my child. Yohboh brings lunch with him most of the time.
Also, I should note that we tend to feed people who visit once a week or so.
I am a tiny Asian woman trying to navigate the Deep South. I have a profound love of all things deep fried.
I married a man seven years my junior (WHO IS THE ROCK STAR! JAYUUH!)
I have a well developed sense of humor and a poorly developed sense of spacial relations.
I share too much, which is why I need to blog to edit before I over share with people how often I poop and how I saw my first gray hair at 24 AND IT WAS NOT ON MY HEAD.
I had a child on February 2007 I had another child in October of 2011. My life has not been the same. It has gotten a lot better.
If you wish to contact me email me at minjenah at gmail dot com. I will respond, eventually.