Garden Update

Hi All!

I wanted to give you guys an update of my starter seedling.  If you recall, I planted basil and lavender seed in this starter kit I purchased from Walmart.  I’m starting to see a little sprout… excited.  My son enjoy watching it grow and he even track his grow progress on the door panel of our family room.  Well here it is….


I’m on my way…..LOL.  Well, at this rate I may have something by August.

Since I’m so impatient, I decided to also buy vegetable plants.  I purchased some herbs for my garden, but since the weather is a little unpredictable now, I have them in my kitchen window.  Hopefully, we will get some consistent weather soon. 

I decided to get some of the herbs I use often which are; basil, parsley, thyme and tarragon.



I use Miracle Gro and terracotta pots



I’ve already use them in pasta, on pizza and on baked chicken.  I love having them and I will definitely purchase more.  Can’t wait until the weather gets warm.

Have you planted your herb garden yet?




Weekend Recap

Happy Monday!!!!

How was your weekend and to the mother’s, how was your Mother’s Day?

It was beautiful here in the midwest…perfect weather.  We spent our Saturday downtown…walking Michigan Avenue, catching a movie, and eating at one of my favorite restaurant, Heaven on Seven.

We took the little one to the Disney Store on Michigan Avenue and decided to catch the Spiderman movie after lunch.  My husband and I fell asleep in the middle of the movie, I think it was because we had such a big lunch.  Well, I don’t know because the guy behind us fell asleep as well….LOL. 

Well, I love taking pictures of food, so I have a few for you.  To my surprise, Heaven on Seven was having a crawfish boil… know I love crawfish.  I was hesitate to try because I really haven’t had any good crawfish from a restaurant here, so I decided to just try an appetizer, one pound. Well, it was soooooo good, I should have known they would do it right.   On top of the crawfish, my husband decided to get the all you can eat buffet, which included red beans & rice, black eye peas & rice, gumbo, catfish, chicken fingers, cole slaw and greens.  It was just too much. You see why we fell asleep.






I wanted to share this recipe I found on Facebook.  Lindsay at hellohue put her spin on this appetizer.  Jalapeno poppers are one of my favorites and when I came across this recipe, I wanted to try it out.  This is a very easy recipe to follow and it only has four ingredients (crescent rolls, cream cheese, jalapeno and bacon) yummmmmm! It’s perfect for parties or movie night with the family.


1 can of Pillsbury crescent rolls

2 tablespoons cream cheese

1 jalapeno pepper chopped (seeded)

cooked bacon

You can find the complete recipe here

Note:  I had a time trying to roll them, but I just decided to just roll them like a crescent roll.

They were so good, I will definitely make them again…..maybe this weekend.  Cinco de Mayo is Monday and celebrations are going on all weekend.  This would be a nice appetizer to serve.  Oh, by the way, my husband and I tore them up.