Zucchini & Bottles

Excuse me while I take a moment to brag a bit.  That’s right, these babies came from MY garden!  The reason I am so excited is that I have NEVER had success with zucchini for some reason.  I am now thinking that before maybe I overwatered them because with the new baby and all there have been a few days where they have gone without a drink. 🙂 Although Justin pointed out that perhaps it was due to his consistent watering…hmmm, I’m not so sure as I used to water most everyday.  Granted, I didn’t soak them everyday but they did always get a little drink and maybe it was too much.  In our dry and windy climate watering is a must but maybe not so much for squash.  Any zucchini growers want to weigh in on this?  😉

Anyway, it is amazing how far two zucchini will go.  The above dinner was made with half of one…we grilled them along with some onions from the garden.  On a sidenote (not zucchini related), the chicken was grilled too and then I added some feta and kalamata olives.  I have to thank Alison, my sister-in-law, and Katrina, my friend, for getting me hooked on kalamata olives. Justin has always been a huge olive fan but not me.  Well, after Joslyn was born, Alison and her daughter Sarah came over and made us some puttanesca for dinner with these olives, and I LOVED it! Then, a bunch of amazing women, including my friend Katrina, brought us dinner while we adjusted to having a new baby which was SO helpful.  Well, Katrina brought over a couscous with, you guessed it, kalamata olives.  Again, I couldn’t get enough of them.  So, thanks ladies for creating a new food addiction for me. 😉  Back to the zucchini….we have sautéed, grilled, and I made two loaves of zucchini bread last night, and I still have a half of the big zucchini left.  Perhaps I will make two more loaves today and freeze them.  Ok, my zucchini growing brag session is officially over.  Now onto more important things…

While Joslyn has not been a fan of the bottle, Justin has had some small success in getting her to take it.  One day, she took an ounce and then a half an ounce on another day.  This may not sound like a lot, but it felt like a HUGE success to us.  We’ll keep plugging away at it, and hopefully one day if I need to go somewhere the bottle and Dad can stand in.  I just love how she is looking up at Justin with those big eyes.

Of course, a post wouldn’t be complete without a photo of just my baby girl.  I ordered this dress for her before she was born.  It’s a 0-3 months size, and I thought that maybe she could wear it home from the hospital. HA!  My little 6 pounder was far from fitting into this when she entered the world, but now she fits in it quite nicely at almost 10 lbs.!


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2 Responses to Zucchini & Bottles

  1. Jessica says:

    OMG! That last picture is priceless!!!!

    Also: I want to be able to grow things…but I’ve yet to have any success. If I ever grew anything in a garden like your zucchinis…then I probably had nothing to do with it.

  2. cute picture in her dress.

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