Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Surprise... I was on Pinterest again! 
This time, I saw a pic for baked mozzarella sticks so I had to give them a try!

Here is the site that I used...

They were pretty easy...freeze the cheesesticks, then dip in flour, then in an egg, then in the breadcrumbs. I used Panko breadcrumbs but if I make them again I think I would mix panko with the Italian breadcrumbs to add a little more flavor and better cover the cheesestick. 

Once they were all dipped, just place them on a baking sheet and bake for 4 minutes at 400 degrees.

Here they are all ready to eat...

The hubs gave them a 5/10 and I would agree. 
 Next time I am going to switch up the breadcrumbs and see if that does the trick.

Garden Update

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Things are lookin' good in the garden!

Peanut Butter and Banana French Toast

Sunday, May 27, 2012

I saw this pic on Pinterest last night and I just had to try it! 

Pinned Image

It was delish!

And, I tried to make it as healthy as possible...with 45 calorie whole wheat bread, PB2 peanut butter powder, and skim milk...grand total, it came in around 415 calories.
Well worth it I say! 

Yum, yum, yum!


Mary Mary Quite Contrary...

Saturday, May 12, 2012
How Does Your Garden Grow?

Well, we shall see! I enlisted the help of my very willing sister and planted a garden in our backyard. I have no idea if it will produce anything but I am keeping my fingers crossed! 

I went for a raised bed garden since our soil is pretty much clay around here but nonetheless, what I thought would be a pretty quick project turned in to more work then I expected. 

Here is the before...

A few pics of the process...

We used 7 - 4 foot long 2x4 pressure treated boards to make the frame. I stained only the outside (so the part that you see matches the deck and fence) then used 2 "L" brackets in each of the corners to build the frame.

Once the frame was together, we laid it over the section of the yard that we manually tilled (that was the worst part because of all the clay). Then we filled it in with equal parts of top soil, mushroom compost, and manure (nice right??). Once we spread out all of the soil, I laid out the vegetables paying close attention to their individual need for space. 
I planted corn, zucchini, squash, eggplant, and peppers.

Once I knew where they were going to go, I got to planting...

Now lets just see if they actually grow!

*A very big thank you to Emily who is always 
willing to help out when I have a project to do!*


Emily and I took a roadtrip to Chicago! 
We had a lot of fun eating, shopping, and exploring. 
Here are some of the highlights from our trip...

*I got some pretty great stuff at Ikea...I will share soon!*
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