Our Garden Bounty!

Um, not so much.  Tony and I had given up on having a garden.  The amount of work, staving off critters who would eat our bounty the day before picking it.  But we love tomatoes.  Well, I love making things out of tomatoes, not actually eating them whole!  The Topsy Turvy was going to be our garden salvation!



And then Tony and I pondered on what to do with it – make salsa?  make a huge pot of sauce?

the fruits of our labor!

the fruits of our labor!

I have  to blame myself – we had a nice potted tomato plant, and I decided to shove it into a topsy turvy – never again!  But we did get one perfect tiny cherry tomato! 😀

But I need to start at the beginning.  Breakfast was two kid size flat out bread with 1/2 ounce mozzrella, 1/5 ounce steak and 1 large scrambled egg.


And lunch was 3 ounces of shrimp, 4 ounces of broccoli, 1 large carrot, and 1 package of yaki – soba noodles.  This whole plate comes in at 318 calories, 1.4 fat, 25 protein, 50 carbs and 4.2 fiber.


I defrosted some chicken legs and thighs and decided to make fried chicken for dinner.  I thought of making mashed potatoes on the side, but once the deep fryer got going, I decided to make homemade chips!



My plate:  1 fried chicken leg, 1.0 ounce of fried chips and green beans with 1 tablespoon of Caesar dressing.

Dinner comes in at 417 calories, 23 fat, 23 protein, 31 carbs and 4.9 fibe

Dinner comes in at 417 calories, 23 fat, 23 protein, 31 carbs and 4.9 fibe

Stats for the Day:

  • 1234 calories
  • 37 fat
  • 77 protein
  • 124 carbs
  • 13.1 fiber
  • no exercise (too busy at work)
  • 31% of calories from fat

I am in the process of making crab bisque soup!  I am trying to make a shellfish broth with the crab shells, and I picked off the rest of the meat from the knuckles and legs:


Check out Green Dog Wine’s 1st birthday giveaway!   It’s a good one!

Okay, off to bed, I have to get into work early tomorrow.  Happy almost Friday! 😀


17 thoughts on “Our Garden Bounty!

  1. Oh Biz! That pic of Tony contemplating the lone cherry tomato nearly put me over the edge!!! Hysterical! I giggled like a fool. hahahaa

    I thought the potatoes were going to be deep fried pickles at first! I was reading and just saw thin slices of something! hehe 😛 I’ve had them once in Mississippi – interesting to say the least!

  2. But isn’t it the most beautiful tomato you’ve ever seen?!!! Sorry your tomato plant didn’t do so well. Better luck next year! 🙂

    Dinner looks great. And I can’t wait to see how the crab bisque turned out. Sounds absolutely delicious!

  3. My topsy turvy did not work either. I wonder if other people had trouble with theirs as well?

  4. Thanks Biz!!

    LOL – love the picture of the tomato, and Tony with the tomato!

  5. Aw, your poor one little tomato. My mom bought a few of those topsy turvy things and never got any tomatoes!

    The steak on your b-fast sammie looks SO good, I must say.

  6. I had the same thing happen to my topsy turvey, although I gave up on it because nothing was happening and I have 2 pea sized red tomatoes!! I’ll probably make spaghetti sauce from it!

  7. HA – love the pic of Tony – he is totally deep in thought. I have considered a topsy turvey a couple times and never got around to purchasing it…glad to hear it wasn’t worth it!

    Have a great weekend!

  8. Haha, well at least it’s a cute baby tomato!? Homemade chips are so yummy! There’s a restaurant by me that makes their own and I have no restraint.

  9. Wow…. your homemade chips look GREAT! Seems like such a simple and easy side item!

  10. AH haha that picture of tony just had me cracking up. and i am at work, so i just look like a crazy person laughing at my computer 🙂

  11. That picture of Tony looking at that tomato is priceless! LOVE it!

  12. Looking forward to the soup for sure!

  13. Awww, what a cute itty-bitty tomato! The picture with Tony is too funny – he is such a ham!

  14. How do you cook the most creative meals everyday??? The flatbread, yaki soba, and chicken dinner looks amazing!

    Hehe, I love that picture of Tony. That is one perfect tomato!

  15. hehe, what a cute little ‘mato 🙂 have a great weekend!

  16. oh that picture of tony cracks me up, i’m sorry about your garden! the crab looks too good for words, i can’t wait to hear about that soup!

  17. LOVE the tomato and your husband admiring it!

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