Monday, June 29, 2009

I Feel So Wholesome!

In our weekly veggie box we get some unfamiliar things occasionally (so that's what a rutabaga looks like!) and this week it was "Horticultural Beans." (Catchy name, huh? Can't imagine why that one hasn't caught on...) They were super pretty, creamy white beans with lovely pink speckles...

in coordinating jackets.

Tankboy was a huge help in the shelling process...

Little did we know that the ones we snacked on raw were much more flavorful than the cooked ones. They lost their pretty pink speckles and were just sort of cooked white beans when done, ho hum!

And despite my laundry room floor looking like this at the beginning of the weekend:

...I did get in some climbing, some kayaking, a toddler's casual birthday party (to distracted for pics, sorry!), family time at the river, and a fully cooked Classic American summer meal of fried chicken, corn, and salad! AND the laundry will be totally done by this afternoon!

That's what I call a quality family time!


Anonymous said...

What? A fully cooked Classic American summer meal without any Horticultural Beans??? How can that be!! Hope your new kitchen was a big help with that meal, how happy are you with the design of the kitchen now that you have had a chance to use it a few times???


Sara L Smith said...

Happy Birthday to Tankster!!!
Lots of love to you all...