Happening Lately + St. Patty's Day Smoothie

It's been a good couple of weeks.  Nothing major happening, just life.

We went fishing on our lake the other weekend and caught a huge bass!  It was a combo of Bret, the boat and me all catching the thing.  He threw out the cast and handed the pole to me.  I set it in the pole holder next to me and we paddled along.  Then we looked up and the pole was bending, so I started reeling!  We were actually using pretty small bait in hopes of catching blue gills, but this guy (gal?) was hungry!

I really do not like touching fish, so this was hard for me!

CSA!  There is a local/organic produce delivery company in the Houston area.  Kind of on a whim we tried it out.  You can order once, or weekly, or at any frequency you desire.  So we tried it just once to see what came and if it was worth it (cost, fun, local-ness, lots of things factored in here).  

First thought, it doesn't seem like very much for the cost.  I normally just buy non-organic produce though, so that is probably what was throwing me off.  

The spread.
Cilantro, baby arugula, bok choy, cabage, easter egg radishes,
 lettus, spinach, and 2 of each Meyer lemons, oranges and avocados.
All from someplace in Texas.

But, it had good variety, and everything we have had so far has been of good quality.  It has also pushed me to try new recipes and veggies that don't often ever make it into my shopping basket.  We will probably do it again.

The bunch (bag) of baby arugula made me most nervous.  I am not a fan of the stuff.  It seems to often be in fancy salads, sandwiches and pizzas, but I just don't dig the flavor.  There are plenty of other greens I would much rather eat.  So, to use it up, I created a new smoothie recipe in honor of St. Patrick's Day!  Maybe one day I will be able to stand the arugula flavor to eat it in salad form.  Until then...

Mint Chocolate Arugula Smoothie

1/2 bunch (bag) of Baby Arugula 
1 1/2 Cups Milk of Choice
1 - 2 Sprigs of Mint
2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
4 Packets of Splenda
1 Tbsp Ground Flax Seed (Optional)

Toss everything in the blender.
Blend until the arugula is mostly blended to smithereens.

Pumpkin's thoughts
 "Hmm.  It looks like it would work with my grain free diet,
 but I think I'll stick with meat in dried and canned form."


  1. Did you put the bass in the smoothie too?

    1. Um, no. How in the world did you remember the bass-o-matic skit?