Today is Day 69 of the stay-at-home order in New Jersey. In all that time, I’ve gone to the grocery store exactly ONE time. That’s right. One.
Oh, I’ve gone to the pharmacy to pick up prescriptions and to restaurants to pick up foods, but that’s pretty much it. I’ve been spending ALL my time in my backyard, instead.
Luckily, there are ALWAYS things to do there. Lately, I’ve been putting my effort to revive the vegetable garden. I hope it’ll pay off. Last year most of the crops didn’t even make it to the house. They were shared equally among creatures other than humans. Birds, bugs, rabbits, squirrels, slugs… I’ve got them all.
The area next to the deck, however, so far has escaped their attention.
Other than light cleaning and weeding, those planting beds don’t really need too much of anything else at this point. I’m hoping to repeat the success in the vegetable garden this year. I’ve got all the time in the world to chase after dem critters!
Now it’s fiesta time! But first, take a look at this
“Well because, pizza. A dish where there are so many variations. I would eat this one entirely by myself…dangerous.” — Liz
“Takes cornbread to the next level, with an abundance of tasty veggies.” — Diann
“How ingenious to use charred broccoli in pesto! I’ll be making this, stat! Love, love, love the idea!” — Angie
“Even if I can no longer eat the nuts, this cake is chock full of apple, and the crumb looks delicate, airy, and moist, and I can imagine how this selection tastes.” — Diann
Now, let’s party! Join Fiesta Friday #330 by adding your link(s). Don’t forget to link your post to FiestaFriday.net and/or the cohost(s), so you can be featured.
Your cohost this week is Mollie @ Frugal Hausfrau
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You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Miz Helen says
Thanks so much for the awesome feature for my Garden Veggie Cornbread Casserole, I really appreciate it! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for the party, I always look forward to it!
That cornbread casserole sounds so yum, Miz Helen. I’ll give it a try soon.
Life Diet Health says
Hello all! I hope everyone is still busy baking and munching!? Looking at this weeks features I think I’m going to try the cornbread casserole and a fruit pizza! How yummy! As it is National Biscuit Day today (in UK), I’ve brought along some delicious easy to make flapjack cookies! These vanished very quickly so I already need to make some more! Happy Fiesta’ing everyone! and have a great weekend!
National Biscuit Day?! Count me in ? I think I’ll ask the kids to make the biscuits (you mean cookies, right?!) My daughter is getting to be quite good at baking cookies. I’m too lazy, just came home from shopping. That was such an adventure ?
Life Diet Health says
Yes! I mean cookies when I say biscuits… not biscuits as in scones! Lol! 😛 Ooo, let your daughter do the baking, then you do the eating! 😀 Oh gosh – shopping! I wouldn’t do that!!!
Whe knew shopping could be so nerve-racking!
Thank you for featuring me this week Angie, such an unexpected surprise! I think your garden looks wonderful, you have a gorgeous hosta coming up in one of the pictures and I recognize other plants in my own garden. This year my green beans and many lettuces are being grown under remay to protect them from the critters and bugs, the snap peas under bird netting to keep out the sparrows.
And good for you, only going to the store once! Do you have delivery? We really don’t have that here.
I really, really love that pesto idea. I love basil pesto, of course, and right now my basil is looking quite lush but there have been days when fresh basil is not around. And yes, I use delivery service. It’s convenient but it’s a hit or miss. It depends on the shopper. Once I got very green bananas and rock hard avocados that took almost a week to ripen.
Melynda Brown says
Thanks for sharing such great links to visit! Have a great week ahead, take care!
Thanks, Melynda! You have a great weekend, too ?
Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook says
Can you believe that we’ve been in this situation for more than two months now?? Here, I can see the people and businesses slowly going back to normal. I am still going out for work so I am going to the grocery twice or once a week. Your garden looks gorgeous as usual, Angie. Thanks for hosting FF and thanks to Mollie as well. Stay safe! x
It’s the same here, slowly going back to normal, but New Jersey and New York are the two hardest hit states so it’s taking longer for us to normalize. Which is fine with me, actually. I’d rather be safe than sorry. I don’t mind spending time in my garden ? Btw, Happy Belated Eid, Jhuls. Did you guys have a feast?
Oh! That’s so sweet – thanks, Angie. We did have a small feast!?
Your garden looks wonderful. I love the recipes that you have featured this week – particularly the Apple Cake. Great thing to snack on while we are all at home!
Thanks! I love spending time in the garden. It’s a lot of work, but it’s all worth it ? Enjoy the fiesta!
Thanks for featuring my Apple Snacking Cake! it’s easy and delish, with or without the nuts! I too have been busy in my little garden, things are growing well but only time will tell…best of luck with yours
You’re welcome. It does sound delish and easy, my favorite kind of recipes. Good luck with your garden as well.
Morsels of Life | CJ Huang says
I love that ladybug rock you have in your garden! And the Garden Veggie Cornbread Casserole looks like something I need to try too. 🙂 Thanks for hosting! I brought by some Mango Sticky Rice. Hope you enjoy. 🙂
It used to have googly eyes, lol. That was a cute project for a 1st grade class, must have been several years ago. I wasn’t paying attention to it until you pointed it out. I love mangoes! I know about the Thai sticky rice dessert with mangoes but haven’t tried it. Thanks for the recipe!
zeba durrani says
Love the garden pictures…I barely go out excepts for runs in the morning and the garden store. My plants and veggies are thriving which brings me so much joy!
Good for you! I did go out twice this past weekend but only because I was desperately in need of a few things. I feel the same way about my plants 🙂
frugal hausfrau says
Gosh, guys, thanks for featuring my “pizza”! I love red, white and blue desserts for summer parties and holidays, don’t you?
I hope everyone everywhere is at home (maybe cooking) if you’re in an area with riots and looting. It’s nuts here in Minnesota and I’m feeling so lucky I live where I do. There are only sirens and the tv to tell me there’s anything bad out there, although I drove around yesterday and saw what was happening myself. I’m heartbroken. Seeing all the wonderful posts today reminded me that we just go on, and sometimes that’s all that’s needed!
It is heartbreaking to see what’s happening. It was so upsetting to hear of yet another innocent life taken unnecessarily. And the chaos that follows further compounds the problem. It’s a vicious cycle we can’t seem to break. It feels like this country is broken; everywhere you look you see disappointments! But, like you said, we have to go on. I hope calm will soon settle in Minnesota and all the other cities affected.