We have been very busy for the past couple of days. Yesterday was John's birthday and we spent the entire day together. We had some business in Charlotte so we spent the day in the city. When we were finished we came home and grilled a nice dinner to celebrate his birthday. I love this time of year when we are able to get outside and enjoy the evenings.
We have been adding some things to our landscaping. One of the new additions is some Blue Sensation Salvia. We had some areas that needed color and I just love the blue/purple color of these plants. They are supposed to attract hummingbirds. I hope they do okay.
Today was a very exciting day in our veggie garden. We decided that one of our romaine lettuces was ready to be harvested. I waited for John to get home so that we could cut the plant together. I just felt that he needed to be a part of such a monumental event.
After we cut the lettuce I brought it in and washed it and cut it. After a few spins in the salad spinner, it was ready to eat.
John ate his with tomatoes, cucumbers, and ranch dressing. Catie likes hers with Italian dressing, cheese, and croutons. I personally love a Caesar salad, so I made mine accordingly. It was delicious! We had some shrimp linguine left over from Monday when my parents brought us some fresh shrimp from the coast. Dinner was fantastic. There is nothing like eating something harvested fresh from the garden. I think I am going to love my new vegetable beds. Now, If the broccoli will just hurry up, life will be perfect!!