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by Courtney on July 2, 2012

Alright, so Magic Mike? Ohhhh boy.

For those of you (aka, all of you) who told me that it really wasn’t that great of a movie, I’d have to agree. The story with the movie was awful…HOWEVER, who the heck would go to see that movie for the storyline…am I right?

I got what I went to pay for: a little eye candy on a lovely Monday afternoon and some QT with my girl Eileen.

By the time I got home from the movie, I really wasn’t in the mood to make our planned dinner, but we had some backup options so I wasn’t too worried. As I was looking through the fridge to figure something out, Jay turned to me and said, “Hey, I think one of your zucchinis might be ready to pick?”


I ran outside to scope out the scene…


I searched around a bit, and it didn’t take long to spot…do you see it?


A little closer now…


Look at that! I grew my first zucchini!


I’m sure this probably is not normal to be so excited about a zucchini, but considering the green black thumb that I have, this is quite the victory.

In addition to my whopper of a zucchini, there’s quite a few smaller ones getting ready, as well as some green tomatoes…


…and some more peppers plus a side of weeds.


So despite the fact that I have two zucchinis in my fridge right now that I bought from the store last week, I let them be and decided to cook up my brand new garden masterpiece to have with dinner.


I sliced and sautéed the zucchini with some garlic, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Then, once they were all cooked through, I drizzled them with a little balsamic vinaigrette and let them cook for another couple minutes.


If you’ve never tried it, I highly recommend it!

Along with the zucchini, I threw together a couple ham and turkey bacon wraps for Jay and I.


Mine was filled with the ham and turkey bacon, lettuce tomato, and honey mustard. Deeeee-lish.

Time to go clean up and hang out with the boys for the evening! Smile

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1 Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health July 2, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Hahaha I’m so bad, but I may have giggled at the coincidence of you finding a large zucchini and your movie of choice today ;)
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2 Courtney July 2, 2012 at 7:52 pm

LOL! Chelsey just said the SAME thing on twitter…totally wasn’t thinking about that until just now. Oops…subliminal messages? ;)


3 Mary-Heather July 3, 2012 at 12:06 am

HA I was thinking the same thing!


4 RunEatRepeat July 2, 2012 at 7:51 pm

I want to plant a garden sooo bad! I already put in an order for pumpkins at my dad’s garden :)
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5 Courtney July 2, 2012 at 7:53 pm

I so wanted to do pumpkins but I ran out of room :(


6 Emily @ Life on Food July 2, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Yea, on the garden. I just notice of few veggies that hopefully will be pick-worthy in the coming days. I am excited!
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7 Danielle@cleanfoodcreativefitness July 2, 2012 at 8:00 pm

So awesome! Nothing better than fresh veggies! I love zucchini and that looks amazing! Nice work!
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8 Kim @ Living, Laughing & Losing July 2, 2012 at 8:03 pm

How exciting! I would really like to start a garden. :)
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9 Renee July 2, 2012 at 8:05 pm

The first harvest is always the best! I have two tomatoes and a bunch of radishes so far. I want zucchini’s darn it mine are still babies! Congrats!
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10 Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom July 2, 2012 at 8:28 pm

That zucchini actually reminds me quite a bit of Magic Mike, lol!! You should be impressed with your new found green thumb. Not only did you grow one but a giant one at that. Good job….and I am a bit jealous because my green thumb has yet to be found!!
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11 Kristen @ notsodomesticated July 2, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Congrats on your growing garden!! I want to start a veggie garden myself, but I’m nervous about my own black thumb!!
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12 Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife July 2, 2012 at 8:37 pm

congrats on your first zucchini (:
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13 erica July 2, 2012 at 8:37 pm

congrats on your veggie success! i hope to have a veggie garden if i ever get out of condo-living!
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14 Brittany @ Delights and Delectables July 2, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Your garden is so pretty!! Ours is pretty much dead after this terrible heat we have been having. bummer..
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15 Janae @ Bring-Joy July 2, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Yay on the zucchini. I am away from my garden all summer, so my neighbors are enjoying my zucchini right about now. A wee jealous, I admit. & I love sauteeed zucchini, too. Simple, but satisfying.
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16 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake July 2, 2012 at 8:46 pm

I’d definitely be excited if I grew something edible! Woohoo!
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17 Brandi @ Faith Fitness and Laughter July 2, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Garden looks great Courtney!
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18 Lindsey July 2, 2012 at 9:10 pm

I think I will wait till its in our cheap theatre in and see it with my Mom, it is still worth seeing and I knew the shoreline would be horrible. haha
That is awesome you got a zucchini already! I might have to wait another month to see one.
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19 Jaren@Kiwi Fit Blog July 2, 2012 at 9:22 pm

That’s awesome! Gardening is fun! And rewarding!


20 Allison July 2, 2012 at 9:37 pm

I have no idea what the heck went on in Magic Mike! I was only concentrating on one thing….oops.
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21 Alysia @ Slim Sanity July 2, 2012 at 10:45 pm

you’ve definitely gotten me into wraps again :)
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22 Lauren @ Fun, Fit and FAbulous July 2, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Congrats on the Zuchinni!!! I would have done the exact same thing. I want to start a garden so bad, but I know my precious little pup would have a hard time leaving it alone. It looks like your black thumb is turning green! :)
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23 Lindsay @ Fuel My Family July 2, 2012 at 10:54 pm

I was sooo excited when i got my first zucchini! But then my plant died from squash borers! Biggest dissapointment ever, but at least i got 1 :)
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24 Lisa July 3, 2012 at 12:04 am

I need to plant a garden next summer, that will be my goal. I admit, the only reason I’d see the movie is for the eye candy. Who cares what the movies about when you get to see those hotties for a few blissful hours.
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25 Khushboo Thadani July 3, 2012 at 1:20 am

WOW I can’t believe you actually grew that- impressive stuff, Courtney :)!
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26 Heather@YSP July 3, 2012 at 4:39 am

Next up you have to try the zucchini FLOWERS before they all dry up!
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27 Erica { } July 3, 2012 at 6:32 am

I actually *just* found out what Magic Mike was after asking my bf wtf everyone kept talking about online! One of the joys of no cable is being absolutely ignorant of all new movies out!
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28 Jessie July 3, 2012 at 7:51 am

Ah, so excited for you that your garden is growing!! Also, that wrap looks de-licious!!!

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29 Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie July 3, 2012 at 7:57 am

I can’t wait til I have a garden! I also can’t wait til I see those guys :)
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30 Danielle July 3, 2012 at 9:11 am

Our gardens must be on the same schedule! I got my first cucumber last night and screamed in the backyard! Its the first thing I have ever grown…I ran in the house shouting “LOOK I MADE FOOD!!!”


31 Kim @ The Family Practice July 3, 2012 at 9:49 am

Yay! I hope you make zucchini bread! I have a few tomatoes on the vine right now but they are still green….sooon though!
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32 Nicole July 3, 2012 at 11:00 am

Congrats on the zucchini! For some reason, I’ve been so scared of starting a garden so I started off slow this year with some basil and a few tomato plants. I’m so excited – the first few little green tomatoes are starting to form! :)


33 TheBloggersBrother July 3, 2012 at 11:22 am

How do you get Zookini to not be so watery when you cook it? No, thats not a typo, you’ve all been spelling it wrong this whole time…


34 Courtney July 3, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Have you ever even tried to cook zookini, Mr. Spelling Bee?


35 Monique hawkins July 3, 2012 at 11:42 am

I have to say, that zucchini looks great! Sauteed, it really is yummy! Great job on your garden. My mom and sister have green thumbs as well!
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36 Rose Ann July 3, 2012 at 11:50 am

Did you also know that the flowers on the zucchini are edible & delicious!!! You can cut them up & put them in an omelet or you can make a batter, put them in & fry them up into little patties!!! Delicious…don’t let them go to waste! Italians love them…try it, you won’t be disappointed!!! :)


37 Courtney July 3, 2012 at 2:27 pm

I’ve never heard of that before! What do they taste like?


38 Rose Ann July 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm

They have a very mild taste but distinct. They perish quickly however so if you cut them off, plan on using them quickly! I bet pinterest has some ideas :) Let me know if you try them, I think you will be pleasantly surprised & I think they are pretty good for you too!!!


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40 Rose Ann July 3, 2012 at 2:46 pm
41 Amanda @ Maggiano Takes Austin July 3, 2012 at 12:39 pm

mmm those wraps look delicious!! that is so awesome abotu ur zuccini! My mom started her first garden and literally gave me one of her firsts zuccini’s when she came to town two weeks ago! SO delicious! I wil try taht balsamic recipe ;)
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42 Stephanie @ My Freckled Life July 3, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Congrats on your first zucchini! I too have a black thumb of death, so this is so inspiring to see that it CAN be overcome! haha
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43 Alexandria @ Brain, Body, Because July 3, 2012 at 3:07 pm

That zucchini is such a victory!! I would be really excited.
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44 Carly July 3, 2012 at 4:06 pm

What brand of turkey bacon do you use? I’m always looking for suggestions because most of them are super high in sodium! :(
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45 Joy July 4, 2012 at 11:44 am

Im so excited I found this today! I just picked my first zuke and I’m so excited!!!
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