The Yuck Stops Here {18} #stoptheyuck

Welcome to another week of The Yuck Stops Here! I am so glad you are joining us. We are growing every week by leaps and bounds! That means, more traffic for you!

I’ve been working on a Trash to Treasure Garden update. Unfortunately we had some terrible storms blow through with high force winds and golf ball size hail. My garden was a swimming hole in 5 minutes. So sad. There is pretty extensive damage to my lettuce, squash , zucchini, cucumbers, green and wax beans and the snap peas. I am pretty bummed about this. There is a lot of breakage in the vines and stalks. Even some of my corn was knocked over.  I was however able to get a few tomatoes off the vine that were getting red. I put them in the window. My tomato plants were over crowded and I was worried with so many in one area they were not getting adequate nutrition. So, be looking for photo and video update on that soon.

Also, I wanted to point out that there are still a few days to enter my birthday contest.

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I stalk Robyn over at Simply Fresh Dinners. I admit it. I love her page. It clean. Simple. And her photos are gorgeous. She uses real, whole food. And, she keeps it simple. All the things I love. I’m also in the process of cutting out (or keeping it very minimal) red meat of my diet. I hardly ate any mean until my divorced and traveled across the states. I landed at in my grandparents home who had recently passed. I had a roomie, my mom as she had moved up to MI from OK a few years prior to take care of them. I did not have a job and since her job was taking care of them, neither did she. While we searched for work things got a little stressful for a while. I was just starting my freelance and college career so clients were hit and miss. I was able to get food benefits but it wasn’t much. There were times when when often wondered where our meal would come from. There were food pantries and (thankful) gifts from family members who would routinely clean out their freezers when they purchased a new cow or pig to be slaughtered. I ended up with dinners full of cheap cuts of meat. Then, some time later when I met current hubs and moved it, it seemed that was all he ate. He’s the type of guy who would cook a steak at midnight just because.

We also have been through some financial times. Now that he finally obtained employment hopefully we can start cleaning up our lifestyle more. (YES!) For me, that means less meat.

I don’t eat a lot of lamb. There is something about a cute little lambsy divey that does not settle well with me. A few weeks ago hubs saw some lamb chops on quick sale. I figured I would give it a try since they were such a great price. He made them really awesome. I ate one and kindly gave the other to him. We still have another package. So, when I saw Robyn’s recipe for Greek Lamb Chops with Lemon Yogurt Sauce I knew I had to try it. I love Greek and Mediterranean inspired dishes. Like I said, she keeps things clean and lean so this recipe was no exception. I can’t wait to give this a try!


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About chrystal
Self proclaimed foodie. Guinness drinking, tattoo rocking, Oklahoma girl living in a Michigan world. I want to taste all life has to offer, in and out of the kitchen.

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  1. says

    Gosh, Chrystal, I’m as red as a beet, lol. Thank you SO much for all of your kind words. I’ve been kind of blocked lately for ideas and really needed some motivation and your lovely comments did just that. So much appreciated!
    It’s always a pleasure to visit your blog and link up. I’m a little behind in posts so you’re getting an oldie but goodie today – hope that’s ok :)
    Hope you’re having a great week….and thanks again. I’m blown away by your generosity!

  2. says

    I’m so sorry about the storm! We’ve been lucky that the recent storms haven’t killed our small garden. Everything seems to be tied to stakes and surviving (and thriving.) The potato skins pictured above look delicious. I could eat them as a snack this afternoon. :)

  3. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    Oh man, that is a major bummer that all your veggies were ruined. Stupid mother nature!!

  4. says

    Oh no! I’m so sorry about the garden. That’s heartbreaking to put all of that effort in and then have it all smashed. =/

  5. Pam says

    We don’t eat a lot of lamb because we raise sheep as pets. That recipe looks really good though! The sauce especially.

  6. Maria Oller says

    So sorry about your garden, and I need ot check simple fresh dinners I’m drooling here over that meat scrumptious.

  7. says

    I can see why that link was clicked so much – I know that potato skins are like my most favorite food ever! Can’t wait to check out some of these great recipes that are linked up!

  8. Melissa Smith says

    That’s what happened to parts of our garden last year. The other part was practically burnt out for a total no win. We were supposed to relocate it this year but didn’t get it done in time. Next year though, it’s on! Until then, it looks like I’ll be trying out some amazing recipes!

    • says

      I have some lamb chops in the freezer just waiting for hubs to get back from church camp so we can try this recipe. I just love all of Robyns goodies.

  9. Ann Bacciaglia says

    Sorry to hear about the storms. I can’t imagine golf ball sized hail. That sounds crazy and damaging!

    • says

      It sure was. I am still pouting about it. I check the garden every day. I have a few things growing so I hope the breaks didn’t ruin everything. But, it hasn’t warmed up much so there really hasn’t been a lot of warm sunlight for growth. So sad.


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