Friday, May 13, 2011

I’m a foodie. You didn’t know?

I guess I’ll be realistic. I’m not a foodie in the least. But I’m pretending because I grow my own basil. (could you envision me puffing my chest out on that line?)

Another dose of reality. Every basil plant up until this point, I’ve ever had, has died. Regardless what I do for it. The difference with this one? It started out with seeds. Let’s not discuss the fact that it almost died too. The mean sun was scorching it and the mean Emily wasn’t giving it enough water to fight the mean sun.

We prevailed though! I want to give a hearty shout out to Target for the $1 basil seeds w/adorable planter. If it wasn’t for you, awesome Target, I never would have fresh basil. *sniff sniff*

Aren’t those 3 baby basil leaves the cutest thing EVER?!!?

I had to enjoy the fruits of my labor. It' was very tedious going out into my garden over the mountains of lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers, just to be able to pick these 3 precious basil leaves for my caprese salad.

Or…I walked into my 2nd bedroom and snapped them off from my window sill. *ahem* any way. The point is! I grew my basil and it was delectable.
See?? It was just a baby.

As you can see I had to make due with dried for the remaining part of the salad. The sacrifices I make!

I also made myself this absolutely delicious chicken dish from the amazing Gina @ Skinny Taste. Her recipes are amazing, healthy and they show all the nutrition amounts. I really was blown away by this chicken. It was so easy to do. She says to grill it but I don’t have a grill so I just did it in a skillet. Worked great!
I completely overdid it on this meal. Ate it all and I made the horrible mistake of looking at my full self in the mirror afterward.

People, don’t ever do that. I WARN YOU!

With the image of my overfed self in your brains, …cause frankly I have no where to go from there…I’ll leave you to have a most wonderful and fabulous weekend doing whatever it is you do. Pin It Now!


Amy @ dwell in the season said...

That caprese salad looks YUMMY! And good for you for cooking for yourself! My hubby will be gone all next week, and I always have a hard time cooking for myself. Mac n' cheese? Yes, of course. :)

Dilan Dilir said...

tha look so yummy!

Dilan Dilir said...

wish you had a great weekend!

arielle @ a beautiful journey. said...

oh my! this looks so, so good!

Callie Nicole said...

Ha! I'm so impressed by your basil plant. I have a black thumb - I tend to kill plants. I had some tomoato plants going last year that I thought would make it, but no such luck.

Callie Nicole said...

P.S. Thanks for letting me know about my profile - ugh, Blogger sometimes . . .


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