Saturday, July 23, 2011
Today On Saturday
I did work in the garden and I did pick egg plant,
and tomatoes and some zucchini. So for dinner we
had Eggplant Parmesan I got my recipe here .
I didn't even know how to slice it to cook it. This is a step by
step tutorial to make it. It turned out so pretty.
When we were newly married, I made eggplant one night for dinner.
I know now I had let the egg plant get to big. I tried to feed
it to my kids and my husband and they all gagged so bad, I threw
it out and we went to McDonald's. I finally got up the nerve to grow
it again and fix it. So I am very excited about it now.
This morning, I decided that parrots or not I was going to pick
sunflowers and bring them in the house. I normally just use
my Black-eyed Susan's for my fresh flowers because
the parrots don't eat those. I liked having them in the house so much
the parrots can just eat peaches.
This is the cherry tomatoes I picked this morning.
See the real pretty orange ones? Well, I have been picking
the red ones but I kept wondering when the orange ones were
going to turn red. This morning we were tying up the vines and
I got the bright idea to taste one. They were yummy and ripe.
The light came on about the time I tasted the tomato. I then remembered
I had bought gold ones. Duh. I felt sheepish.
This is my peach cobbler. My peaches are all getting ripe at the same
time. I still have last year's peaches in my freezer. I am going to have to
use them up. I thought today I would fix a cobbler. I made homemade ice
cream the other day and I thought that would go really good with the peach
Yesterday, I made oatmeal cookies with cranberries and dried blueberries and I put
in some sunflower seeds. They were very nice cookies. The kids had friends over
to play Apples to Apples and when I got up this morning all of the cookies were gone.
So I thought that was such a nice recipe what if I start to make oatmeal cookies but
add sour cream so it is a bit creamy and that is what I used for the topping.
The peaches were very juicy so it worked perfectly.
Everyone says it is very yummy. I am okay if I don't take that first bite so I won't be
taking a bite.
When I got married, I found out this terrible fact about my husband. He hated tomatoes.
I mean hated how they look and smell. I had grew up where there is nothing better in the
whole world than a bacon and tomato sandwich. He has so many other really nice qualities
I looked past the tomato deal.
We had children. All six hate tomatoes. Hate tomatoes today. Then they got married. They married people who hate tomatoes. I have lived alone for 31 years eating tomatoes
all by myself. That is until yesterday. My two year old grand daughter asked to eat
"matoes." I gave her one she ate it. So I gave her two. She ate those. Then I gave her a cup.
She walked around eating them like candy. I felt like I had been crowned queen.
I do have to say that my grandson was very sweet. He took a tomato and popped it in his
mouth. About a hour later in the car ride home or maybe at home, he spit the tomato out.
He kept it in his mouth the whole time. I thought that was very sweet.
So I have been pretty happy. Though I do have to say, the girls are coming over to the
dark side and cooking with them. They do eat salsa.
I hope your weekend is very nice.