Thursday, July 23, 2009

Go Big or Go Home

I think that if the McKee family had to pick a slogan, it would be "Go
Big or Go Home." Jarrod's dad doesn't know any other way to do things.
If its not going to be the best, then its not worth doing. This can
sometimes be a little overwhelming (maybe a teensy bit exasperating),
but most of the time it's pretty great. For example: this MONSTER
garden he put in his "backyard" (10 acres) this year, originally
intending to feed just the immediate family, is now practically
shooting produce at us like missiles and we are begging anyone with a
mouth to please, PLEASE, take some. I brought home (I kid you not) 15
gallons of lettuce mix, 50-something zucchini and cucumbers, and mucho
broccoli last weekend, and its already time to harvest again.
Broccoli, squash, pumpkins, zucchini, summer squash, watermelon,
strawberries, corn, blackberries, raspberries, grapes, blueberries, an
orchard of fruit trees including apricots, cherries, peaches, pears,
plums, and apples.... like I said: Go Big or Go Home.

Don't get me wrong, I like zucchini, but if I had to pick a vegetable
to subsist on, that wouldn't be it. If you must know, it would be the
bell pepper... or maybe sweet potatoes. I started a double batch of
zuchinni bread this morning only to get to the very end and discover I
was out of baking powder. So I stuck it in the fridge and waited for J
to bring some home after work tonight. 12 hours later I finally baked
the bread, and it actually turned out. I was surprised. Baking is not
my super power, but today it wasn't my nemesis either.


  1. Darling, there are hungry homeless children in your town. Feed them!

  2. I ran across this recipe from a terrific food blogger a ways back. Thought it might help with all those zucchinis.


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