With my first actual flower popping up out of my garden I feel like I have accomplished something. Sure, all I have done so far was plant some pre-established plants from the BFs moms garden and some sunflower seeds. But hey, I'll take it. I have spent time looking at other plants I would like to put in the garden. I have made sure to pull some nasty very very thorny weeds from the garden and keep it tidy. I water it... you know.... once a week.... >.>
It's a start.
What I didn't know from the start is that you don't have to plan a garden months in advance like they train all professional shoppers to do from a young age. Santa's barely parked the sleigh and your trying to figure out if that itsy bitsy yellow polka dotted thing will really look good or not 7 months from now. You buy the plants when they are all flowery and what not and you plant them at that point. Wow. Who would have guessed. Now I know there are people who prep and get things going all year long but I'm not there yet. I was ready to go in March and didn't understand why I had to wait. What was I waiting for? Flip flops were abundant at stores - that means summers here right? Haha, they sure got me.
Dinner wasn't too creative last week as the semester winds down for the BF and I was prepping for Free Comic Book Day. This week we have much yumminess planned and next week someone wants to play Grill Master as he has a free week from school.
I threw together quick roasted chicken sandwiches on ciabatta (yeah for the panini press!) one evening and made a chicken and broccoli casserole another with the left overs.
Chicken and Broccoli Casserole made by Me. 🙂
1 onion chopped
2 tbs minced garlic
2 tbs Olive Oil
2 cups cooked chicken chopped
1 10oz can Cream of Mushroom
1 10oz can Broccoli Cheddar Soup
½ cup Milk
1 teas Thyme
½ teas Cayenne pepper
½ teas pepper
1 box *because I feed a man who eats like a small army* cooked penne
½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
12 oz fresh steamed broccoli (or sauteed OR 1 bag frozen steamed broccoli)
¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Heat skillet with olive oil and saute onion and garlic 5 minutes.
In a large bowl whisk together cream of mushroom, broccoli cheddar and milk. Add ⅓ cup parmesan cheese, thyme, Cayenne pepper and pepper. Stir in onions, chicken, broccoli and pasta.
Toss into a greased baking dish, cover with remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheese and bake 20 - 30 minutes.
Tonight its faijitas for seis de Mayo. It was crunch time last night for the BF so after I got home from work we enjoyed some not delivered DiGiorno. Im sure my tummy wont mind the weight.