Better Than Anticipated

Looky looky what I’ve got!


After I got home from work earlier today, I spent a good 30-40 minutes weeding the garden. I, admittedly, have let the weeds take over a few areas of the garden and it was about time to get ‘em out of there. I didn’t get them all (hello, blisters!) but it does look 10x better than it was.

Luckily, it doesn’t seem to be effecting my plants too much…those zucchinis are monsters. The one in the middle there? It’s 13 inches long. For real. And there’s still about ten more out there right now…I think I foresee some more zucchini banana chocolate chip bread in my future. Winking smile

Once I finished up in the garden, I squeezed in a quick workout of 20 minutes of cardio + 2 rounds of my shredded shoulders workout, showered up, and got right to work on some lunch because I was starving.

So much so that I ended up eating a piece of leftover pizza while standing in front of the fridge trying to figure out what I really wanted.


Don’t you hate when that happens?

I eventually decided I’d work on some of the sad looking veggies in our veggie drawer: mixed greens, baby carrots, tomato, red onion, peas (from the garden), feta cheese, and tuna salad.


I picked up a couple packets of this Starkist tuna salad a few weeks ago, not realizing that “sandwich-ready” meant that it was already mixed with stuff…I guess I just assumed that is meant you didn’t have to flake it a bunch. Ehh.


I gave it a taste before adding it to the salad and it actually was a lot better than I anticipated (and the nutrition stats weren’t that bad) so I stuck with it.


The tuna ended up being enough of a “dressing” for me so I didn’t need anything else but that. Not too shabby for something so unexpected.

Now I’m about to go head to the kitchen in search of something sweet… Winking smile


FYI: Congrats to the winner of the Hodgson Mill $25.00 Gift Card: Entry #46


Congrats, Erica! Shoot me an email at sweettoothcourtney[@]gmail[.]com so we can get you hooked up!


  1. says

    Soo this is random but I know you’d be a fan of the din I had tonight: sausage, pear, red onion & feta stir fry with quinoa…will let you know when I put up the recipe as I know you will love :)
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  2. says

    I am so impressed with your gardening skills!

    I hate when I get home and realize I got the wrong type of food. I have never bought the sandwich ready tuna but I have accidentally gotten the stuff packed in oil before. It was such a pain to drain and just tasted oily in comparison to the water packed tuna. I always do a double check now!
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  3. Dione says

    Google smitten kitchen zucchini fritters….I make them all the time. That will be a great way to use them up.

  4. says

    Those squashes (is it squashes??) look delicious! One of my favorite things about summer and my mom’s garden are the fresh zucchinis….time to make zucchini bread for sure!

  5. Marie says

    I am majorly impressed that you have a garden and that it turned out so well. I am one of those people who kill plants that are pretty hardy. Have a wonderful weekend, Courtney!

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