Well it’s almost that time of year… at least it SHOULD be that time of year, when we break out the lawn mower, gardening gloves, and shears and start bringing our yards back to life. That is actually something that I know next to nothing about. (Ha!) I do want to learn though, if only the weather would cooperate!

We only bought our house a year and a half ago, and didn’t garden the first year because I was busy with a newborn. Last year I planted strawberries because we love them and they’re supposed to be so easy that you can’t mess them up. I’m hoping they come back again this year.

While I was starting my grocery list this week, I noticed a coupon on mPerks for these Miracle Gro Gro-ables. They are supposedly “Guaranteed to Grow”. Have any of you out there tried these? I’m fascinated, because they seem about as cheap as a seed pack, but look easier to deal with and come in 17 different varieties, most of which I was hoping to plant at some point anyway. All the seeds are non-GMO.

I’d love to hear feedback if you’ve tried them: Do they actually grow? Are they as easy as they sound? What else do you need other than the seed pods?
Maybe I will give these a try and let you all know how it goes!


What’s to come! First and Second Meals

Stay tuned for recipes of what I like to call “First meal” and “Second Meal”. This is using one product in two different meals, or repurposing the leftovers of the FIRST meal to make a SECOND meal.

Here’s a sample of my meal plan from last week:
Thursday: Mahi Mahi with coconut rice and mango salsa
Friday: Cheat (work) day – frozen pizza and sides
Saturday: BBQ pork ribs
Sunday: Twice-cooked pork tacos

So here’s what you can expect to see!
1. Ground sausage РUsed in potato skillet (2 uses) and pasta РPlus alternate uses for the sausage
2. Country Style Pork Ribs – first in crock pot, then as tacos – Plus additional ideas
3. Repurposing the salsa from the Mahi Mahi meal

Stay tuned!