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A Meal Plan from My Sister!

This week’s meal plan is brought to you by my twin sister Michelle from A Fruitful Vine and Olive Shoots – local mom and author. I had some unexpected responsibilities come up this week, and she graciously agreed to help me out! Enjoy!

This Week’s Basket from Milk and Honey Organics Included Green Beans, Lacinato Kale, Green Leaf Lettuce, Nectarines, Burgundy Red Plums, Dark Sweet Cherries, Parisi Farms’ Heirloom/Carolina Gold Tomatoes, Parisi Farms’ Watermelon, Bio-way Farm’s Slicing Cucumbers, Parisi Farms’ Eggplant Medley, Parisi Farms’ White Sweet Potato, and Parisi Farms’ Jalapeno Peppers.

This Week’s Meal Plan:

Some New Recipes:

Thanks, Michelle! My dark sweet cherries never make it into a pie; they remind me too much of my European mission trip and roadside stands, and I end up just eating them in handfuls.

Quick, Refreshing Drink! Watermelon Lemonade!


Cool and refreshing!

We’ve been working on painting the living room, hallways and stairwell. The hard part is we decided to paint the trim too, so it’s a tedious job. But it needs to be done, so we’re going for it. Thanks to Bryan’s parents for helping with the trim work this afternoon. I ran out and got some frozen pizzas (and more paint brushes), and BiLo had their Vitamin Water and Smart Water on sale for 88¢ a piece, so I picked up one of each flavor.

Okay, here’s the quick drink: I had about a quarter of a watermelon that needed to be used because it was a little past its prime, so I chopped it into large chunks and threw it in the blender with a lemonade flavored Vitamin Water. So fast, so pretty, and so refreshing! Just what we need to push us through and keep painting.