August 4, 2019
Good morning. It's 4:30 a.m. and I'm not doing so good at falling asleep so I thought it best to type my post now because I'll probably fall asleep right after breakfast. It's nice and cool outside, but the humidity is 100%. Temps should get up to the mid eighties later today, and maybe even some rain in the afternoon. We sure could use some rain.
Saturday was a busy day for me. Three of the recipe books arrived in the mail so I spent most of the afternoon looking through them. I'm not crazy about cooking, and I don't like spices in my food, so it's going to take a while to figure out how to make some of the recipes to my liking.
I like my food plain. My pasta only has pasta in it, no veggies or fish, or anything else are mixed in with it. I like it plain with garlic powder and a bit of butter, or with meat sauce on it. Speaking of pasta, I cooked up a pot of it, and divided it into two bowls. One to mix with butter and garlic powder, and the other for salad.( I mix in some sweet relish and a little mayo. It's quite tasty when it is cold.) And yes, I first checked how much sodium and calories per serving.
Friday evening, while going through a pile of stuff, I came across an envelope full of photos. Oh my, some wonderful memories were tucked away in that envelope. There were two photos of my hubby, Michael, when he was in Korea. (early 1950's, I believe)
Between 2005 and 2010, I lost my hubby, my brother and my daughter Kerri. This is a picture I made of them in Photoshop. I did the original picture in shades of blue. I really miss you guys.
There were other photos, but I'll save them for another day. I do have one photo to share here. I took this shot of my lone tomato a few days ago. It's a good thing I did, or I might have forgotten what it looked like. A couple days ago, Deanne and I noticed that the tomato was missing and the branch that it had been on was hanging down, broken. Most likely a squirrel took it home for dinner.
A few weeks ago, I came across a really unique plant called the Hummingbird Plant, or Crotalaria Cnninghamii. Also know as the Green Bird Flower. It's a perennial, and I ordered a small packet of seeds so that I could try to grow some. (from Amazon) The seeds came a few days ago, but I haven't gotten around to planting them yet. It's really quite interesting, so I hope I can grow it.
I've been hankering for a spinach pizza lately, and I had one in the freezer. After reading the nutrition facts on the box, I decided I would cut in in half and put one half back in the freezer while I cooked one half. I figured I could eat a quarter of it for my supper and save the other quarter to eat cold for breakfast the next morning.
I found that I couldn't cut it in half while it was frozen. Plan B. Cook the whole thing, eat one slice, and wrap the other three slices separately and keep in fridge for other meals. As I put the pizza in the oven, my mouth was watering. I could already taste it! Mmmm. Mmmm. Mmmm!
Then I sat down to pay a few bills. About an hour later, Joe got home from work and called to have Pogo come out to the kitchen for his turkey treat. OH NO! My pizza! I'd forgotten all about it! Well, that round black thing that I finally took out of the oven did not look so very appetizing at all. Joe says that the Seagulls at his work would enjoy it. Really??? Some day I'm going to learn not to do anything while I'm waiting for food to cook.
After checking the nutrition facts on my cereals, I've decided to have some Maple Brown Sugar Cream of Wheat for breakfast this morning. It has a lot less calories and sodium than the corn flakes have. And it's tasty. I'll have to see if I can also have an English muffin. Add a cup of coffee, and that's a good breakfast.
Now I'm off to look up the info about that English muffin. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.