I disappeared into the abyss that is our backyard and am just now surfacing.


We’re in the process of gutting our entire backyard (it’s not that big of a yard, thankfully) so we can hopefully grow grass.  Before, it was a tangled mess of old mulch, dead leaves, and tons of bushes and plants. 


When we closed on the house in the early spring, it wasn’t too bad.  But once the warmer temps began to hit, hundreds of plants popped up – lots of ivy and monkey grass.  We’re about 3/4 of the way through.  Today, we’re tackling the left side of the property.  


The entire yard looked like this before yesterday!


It’s hard work, and I’ll admit that I wasn’t too thrilled at the prospect of this project, but it actually isn’t too bad.  I get to sit outside in the sun, listen to music, and eat popsicles – three of my favorite things.


Fuel for gardening:


Alright – this recipe is amazing, if I do say so myself.  Get thee to the kitchen and make it, STAT. 


The secret ingredient? Dried pineapples.  Yup, pineapples in a tofu breakfast scramble.  Trust me on this one!


Pineapple Breakfast Scramble


Ingredients (for two servings):


  • 2/3 block tofu, cubed and prepared per the cast iron tofu directions
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup packed raw spinach, shredded finely
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried pineapple
  • Pineapple salsa (you could also use regular mild salsa)
  • Optional: shredded cheddar cheese




  • Prepare tofu per cast iron tofu directions
  • Once tofu is cooked, add eggs, spinach, and pineapple to wok.  Use a spatula to fry all together.
  • Plate scramble and top with salsa and cheese.
  • Enjoy!


Gonna go be friendly with the worms.  Smile  Happy Sunday, and Happy Mother’s Day to all the mommas and mommas-to-be. 



  • Linz @ Itz Linz May 13, 2012, 11:33 am

    YUM! Happy Mother’s Day to you, you freakin’ awesome momma-to-be!

  • Laura @ She Eats Well May 13, 2012, 11:45 am

    Love that breakfast combination! I feel like dried mangos could work similarly as well. Enjoy your day and Happy Mom’s day!

  • katie@newmamamac May 13, 2012, 11:49 am

    FYI – pineapple induces labor 😉

    • Caitlin May 14, 2012, 4:02 pm


  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats May 13, 2012, 12:30 pm

    Oh gosh, I hate yard work! Kudos to you for doing it!

  • Katie May 13, 2012, 3:39 pm

    I’m going to need to try that recipe out soon! 🙂
    Happy Mothers’ Day, you mama-to-be! 😀

  • Sara May 13, 2012, 3:48 pm

    Happy Mommy’s Day!!!

    I ran a 5k today called “Run Like A Mother,” and my nine year old son ran the one mile race they had for the kids before the 5k. It was his first race alone, and I cried when I saw him take off. He didn’t win, but he finished strong. A nine year old girl was the winner, coming in at just 7 min…made me proud for girls of all ages. Also, I saw little girl with a GOTR t-shirt on, and got so excited because I knew what it was. Lol. This was my best Mother’s Day by far!!

    Enjoy your gardening and soaking up some vitamin D.

    • Caitlin May 14, 2012, 4:06 pm

      AW! Happy mother’s day!

  • Kate @ life's precious moments May 13, 2012, 3:55 pm

    The yard looks fantastic! Yard work is always exhausting but at the end of the day really rewarding. Great work 🙂

  • Jen May 13, 2012, 4:54 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day!!! Hard to believe that this time next year, you’ll have an almost one-year old! 🙂

  • Brittany May 14, 2012, 7:10 am

    That scramble looks delicious!! Hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 14, 2012, 8:09 am

    That scramble idea is so creative! I just tried dried pineapple recently and I’m hooked on it.

    I hope you had a great Mother’s Day as an almost-mom! 😀

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