Thursday, September 3, 2009

Extraordinary-ness of Sept. 3

Thursday. Ahhh... Thankfully Friday is right around the corner, and a long weekend is on it's way.

The great thing about committing to blogging about the extraordinary-ness of each day in September, is that I'm constantly on the look-out for something fantastic to happen.

Today, the extraordinary came in the form of a zucchini. (Yes, a zucchini. Stop laughing!) This zucchini was given to me by a co-worker who hit the jackpot at her Uncle's garden last weekend. Seriously, this extraordinary zucchini was longer than ChellBell was at birth and weighed about 4 pounds.

I stuffed it with ground buffalo (our new replacement for beef), tomatoes, corn, and Italian seasonings, and topped it with cheese. And it was GOOD! My anti-zucchini family ate seconds! Even better, we took the seeds out of the middle stringy part and roasted them just like pumpkin seeds.

Take a look:


Rivaling the zucchini for extraordinary today was the scoop of chocolate-jalapeno gelato I ate at Paciugo. Seriously, have you ever heard of such a thing? Spicy, rich chocolate gelato -- yumola!

Not a bad day! What was extraordinary in your life today?

10 comments:

  1. That zucchini is HUGE!!!!! Those seeds sound yummy!

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  2. Where do you get ground buffalo? I'm interested! We had an extraordiary outing to Ainsley's first baseball game. Lots of fun and craziness tonight!

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  3. Whoa baby...that thing is huge. How nice of your co-worker to share! I'm going to love this thankful things that you're doing.

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  4. mmm...that sounds good! Just curious about the switch from cow to buffalo. I'm way into finding healthier ways for my family to eat, so if it's a heath thing, please let me know.

    Your daughter is so cute! I'm so jealous your daughter has red hair. Neither of my kids got my hair. :(

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  5. Yummy zucchini I love them! I have never roasted the seeds though.. good idea! I certainly have never heard of chocolate jalapeno gelato!! But I love chocolate and I love spicy things!

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  6. Wow, that is one GIGANTIC zucchini! Love it and love this post. I love what you're doing in September. The love fest continues at my place b/c I think you're so fabulous that I'm giving you not one, but FOUR AWARDS. Come on over and see what I'm talking about! :-)

    http://www.mandylifeafter30.com/2009/09/all-aboard-love-train.html

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  7. That is a huge zucchini! Wow! And that gelato sounds good! Two of my favorite tastes combined...

    Thanks for your sweet comment during my meltdown. It meant alot!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  8. stopping over from MANDY'S LIFE AFTER 30 - love your blog! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE come see me, we'll see if we can work something out!

    http://www.speakingfromthecrib.com

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  9. That is a really big Zucchini! WOW! Hope you have a nice holiday weekend.

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  10. Stopping over from Mandy's. Congrats on the awards. Stop over for a visit!
    - CougarTales
    http://cougar-tales.blogspot.com

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