Friday, August 28, 2009
We have had a busy week in the garden as well as running errands. Michaela turns 7 on Sunday, so I did have to do a little shopping for her birthday party.
This week we had more tomatoes which I used for pasta sauce. I am going to share the recipe in another post.
We had lots of okra. Our okra is still growing strong and over eight feet high now!
We had rattlesnake green beans, potatoes, and lots of sweet and hot pepper varieties.
On Tuesday as I was attempting to pick apples, I was stung by several hornets. I immediately chewed some plantain and all is fine now. I hurt for a short while that evening. I still have some light red itchy spots, but nothing severe. I will post more about about plantain in another post soon as well. Anyway, there are lots of apples to be picked, but I am following the advice of my husband and going to wait until dark to pick them. The hornets are still swarming, but we cannot find a nest at this time.
I have also begun my fall garden with spinach, carrots, lettuce, turnips, broccoli, and greens. We may plant some peas too, but I have not decided yet.
Our garden was prolific in weeds this year as we had vast amounts of rain which was nice considering we have been in a drought here for the last two years!
I hope all of your gardens are going well. Let me know.
Have a great weekend!
Monday, August 24, 2009
Breakfast: Blue corn grits, eggs, bacon
Lunch: Fruit smoothies
Supper: Roast Beef, fried okra, mashed potatoes, Southwestern Muffins, chocolate cake (baked by my 8 year old son!)
Breakfast: Homemade Granola, milk
Lunch: Apple walnut turkey salads
Supper: Roast beef quiche, fried green tomatoes, eggplant, apple cobbler
Breakfast: Apple oven, Pancakes, fruit
Lunch: Farmhouse BBQ Muffins, carrot sticks, pear sauce
Supper: Chile rellenos, Spanish rice, tamales
Breakfast: Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins, eggs, fruit salad
Lunch: Peanut Butter and Jelly Tacos, carrot and celery sticks, apple slices
Breakfast: Cereal, milk, apples
Lunch: Turkey and cheese sandwiches (on tortillas), pears
Supper: Beef stew in the crock pot, spinach cheese corn muffins
Breakfast: Waffles, fruit
Lunch: Hamburgers, potatoes, green beans
Breakfast: Grits, Western Omelet, bacon, fruit salad, muffins
Lunch: Salsa Verde turkey quesadillas, salad
Supper: Pecan Crusted Salmon, green beans, potatoes, anything else from the garden that needs to be eaten!
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Onto the freebies......
We had lots of rain lately which had produced lots of mud and weeds as well as produce!
This week I harvested the following:
Anaheim Green Chile Peppers
Green and Red Bell Peppers
I was given pears from my dad and eggplant from my mother in law.
The only things I bought from the store this week were eggs, toilet paper, and butter! I am fairly well stocked and have lots more produce coming; however, this week or next will probably be the last of it as the plants are not producing quite as much.
How is your garden?
Let me know!
Monday, August 17, 2009
Breakfast: Eggs, bacon, fruit
Lunch: Apple, walnut, turkey salad sandwiches (on corn tortillas)
Supper: BBQ Short Ribs, green beans, okra, apple crisp
Breakfast: Apple Oven pancake, fruit
Lunch: Farm House BBQ Muffins
Supper: Leftovers Quiche
Breakfast: Apple Walnut Granola
Lunch: Hamburger and Fries
Supper: Beef Vegetable Burritos
Breakfast: Oatmeal, apples
Lunch: Peanut Butter and Jelly
Supper: Salmon Fillets, green beans, mashed potatoes
Breakfast: Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins
Lunch: Spaghetti (using our Spaghetti Squash for the noodles)
Breakfast: Southwestern Savory Muffins, grits, bacon, apple slices
Lunch: Fruit Smoothies
Supper: Homemade Pizza (cornmeal or rice crust)
Check out the other current deals at UGO here.
Currently she is giving away some of her organic coupons. All you have to do is to email her requesting them. She will send them out on a first come first serve basis.
Let me know what you think about her blog!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
For deals at Kroger, CVS, and Walgreens go here.
For Ingles, Food Lion, Publix, Bi-Lo, and Rite Aid go here.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Enjoy Life Foods
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Thursday, August 13, 2009
For this week, I am going to send you to one place for most of the deals which is Jenny at Southern Savers. She has all the deals for Ingles, Kroger, CVS, Walgreens, and many other places.
For Target go to Attention Target Shoppers.
Let me know if you get any good deals!
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Breakfast: Oatmeal, fruit salad
Lunch: Turkey tortillas, fried egg plant
Supper: Pecan Crusted Salmon, Herbed Potato Wedges, Waldorf Salad, Chocolate Shortbread
Breakfast: Homemade Granola (has dried fruit and nuts), milk
Lunch: Peanut Butter and Jelly Tacos
Supper: Bakes Swiss Steak, Mashed Cauliflower, green beans
Breakfast: Eggs and Fruit
Lunch: Mini Quiches
Breakfast: Homemade Granola, milk
Lunch: Turkey Salads
Supper: Savory Beef Sandwiches, carrots, greens
Breakfast: Oatmeal, fruit
Lunch: Farm House BBQ Muffins, fruit
Breakfast: Bacon, eggs, grits, fruit
Lunch: Boys-Hot dogs (at auction sale) Girls- Special day out for Michaela's birthday
Breakfast: Bacon, fruit, apple sauce oatmeal muffins
Lunch: Turkey sandwiches, fruit
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Fried Green Tomatoes
3 medium green tomatoes sliced 1/4 inch thick
1/4 cup corn meal
1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
2 tbs. all-purpose flour (I use rice flour)
3/4 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Place sliced tomatoes on paper towel lined cookie sheets. Sprinkle with salt. Drain on paper towels for 30-60 minutes. Meanwhile, combine cornmeal, cheese, flour, garlic salt, and pepper in a shallow dish. Dip each tomato into egg and then into cornmeal mixture. In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Fry tomatoes a few at a time for 2 minutes per side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towel lined wire rack or plate. Serve Immediately! Serves about 4-6 people.
As I said, these tomatoes are delicious. I have included a picture from when we had them earlier in the season.
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Our garden has proved to be a blessing. We hope to have a fall garden as well this year. We are working on planting peas, carrots, broccoli, onions, greens (different types), lettuce, and whatever other cold weather crops we may think of and can still find plants and/or seeds.