Thursday, September 10, 2009

Growing things

So, Abby planted green beans in my window. It only took two days for them to start germinating. Leave it to her, 100% germination rate. Now, about 6 weeks later, we have green beans! Now, this did not go off without a hitch - there was the initial, "Wow, these are getting tall!" Then there was a secondary "Um, these are getting TALL!" Then they climbed the wind chime. And now they are everywhere. BUT TASTY TO BOOT!

So, I don't know how or why, but my bush beans were actually POLE BEANS. Marked wrong in the packet. Good thing it all worked out ok!
The tomatoes have been getting ripe lately, and they also are amazing! My girls sure can grow things! Kali was in charge of tomatoes this year. Can't wait to get Adrian planting this week!

As a parting comment, I thought I would remind you how beautiful sunrise can be... at 5:00 am...  from work...

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Holy WOW!

So, the best thing to do when you're naseous is to eat chocolate cake, right?  'Cause that's just what I did.  It tasted amazing, but probably wasn't the right choice.  I had to try it because I just found this amazing recipe at  - Chocolate cake in a mug, made in 5 minutes!  I would suggest if you decide to try this that you whip the egg first, and think ahead of what you may want to top it with...  I was looking for caramel ice cream topping, but found homemade cherry topping that my father-in-law made.  Mmmmmm....  but like I said, not so good on the stomach when you're sick...