They are verywhere right now.......the neighbors have them......I have them......they are in the street..stuck in our bushes..all over the driveway and grass......everywhere. BUT out of the thousands that have fallen.....only a few will ever make it to become an actual tree. A bit sad actually.....Noah and I found one ...a few in fact.....popping up in our yard. While I like Maple trees......I really don't want to plant any in our yard and have to trim them all the time and have to deal with these seedlings that get stuck in eavespouts..etc. BUT ....we did save one........planted it in a pot for now....and it has lived for the past couple of years...I keep putting him in a larger pot. Once large enough I will plant maybe in the yard. I hesitate only now because our mowers tend to mow things like this over ...they just recently mowed over my 2-year old Korean lilac bush.....not sure how.....but they did.....and it was about the same size as our little Maple tree. These can actually be eaten I guess.....or used in crafts as fairy wings......bug wings....as a kid we used to play with them like helicopters....because that is how they come falling to the ground......
Monday, May 18, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Sunday quiche...I had already decided yesterday I would make a quiche today. I really like making them and am pretty good at it now...tossing anything I have into the mix. So I whipped one up today. Dill/Parmesan cheese crust....then whatever I had in the fridge, so I had some sweet peppers and onions and spinach and tomatoes from my garden last year, which I saved mostly for the top, and I even added some chopped pepperoni (though you don't ever have to add any meat)....I added some chives and garlic and onion powder....took 2 eggs and a can of evaporated milk along with some low-fat milk....and after putting the ingredients into my delicious crust....and after adding the cheese..I poured the egg/milk mixture on top...sliced some tomatoes and put them on top....then baked in a 375 degree oven until nice and golden brown and my knife came out clean after being stuck in the middle. I thought it looked pretty good but it tasted even better!
Saturday, March 28, 2015
When I was little it used to be silver, but it has been this color now for many years...so many in fact I have a difficult time remembering it ever being silver.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Friday, January 2, 2015
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Saturday, May 24, 2014
They are simple. You can use whatever you have on hand or whatever you like.
Today I used:
A handful or so of frozen chicken cubes
1 sweet potato peeled and cut into chunks
1-2 Yukon Gold potatoes cut into chunks
at least 1/2 Vidalia onion cut into chunks
mix of orange, red and yellow mini peppers cut into chunks
(you can add black olives, mushrooms, tomatoes, anything else you like)
Line a shallow pan with foil. Place the above on the foil and drizzle with Italian dressing or you can use olive oil and your own spices. Mix well. Put in 370 degree oven till potatoes stick tender.
DELICIOUS and easy and good for you! You can use low calorie dressing even if you want.
The foil makes easy clean up. You can let it all in the oven until it starts to carmelize..the onions and everything become so sweet and tender! You can serve over rice or even salad greens cooled or eat as it is here.
Your house will also smell FANTASTIC!
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Kroger's had the little bags of peppers from this farm for 1.99. They are so cute! They will be great grilled!