Monday, July 05, 2010
Goodbye Cool Weather
I received these beautiful baking dishes and tea set from Kuma's mom a couple of months ago. She is stationed in Germany and loves going to flea markets and places to collect the ceramic cake pans and tea sets. This evening I finally found time to enjoy Debbi's gift. I baked apple sauce cake and it came out so well in the little pans. I rocked away on the back porch while munching cake and drinking some chocolate mint tea from the herb garden.
The last of the fireworks are going off as Rusty sits by my feet and barks at everyone of them. Kuma is tired from her evening truck ride and is fast asleep on the kitchen rug. It was a nice 4th as we spent the day in Monroe at a huge flea market. It is 26 acres so no need to tell you I didn't see the whole thing. I bought a couple of wooden bowls, some dinner plates that look like handmade pottery plates, grapes that I munched on while walking, and homemade potato chips. There was so much to see it was overwhelming at first. I hope to go back one day very early in the morning and take my time looking at all the booths and tables. It was a nice ride there and back and I enjoyed looking at peoples homes and yards. Got some ideas by just looking. I was surprised to see how many homes were decorated for the 4th this year. There usually isn't that many.
William grilled out hotdogs and hamburgers while I made home fries. We took a plate over to our neighbor Vicki. Her husband had to work and since she had a stroke a few years ago its hard for her to get around in the kitchen. I also picked 6 egg plants from the garden. Tomorrow I am going to make egg plant parmesans to put in the freezer. Its very easy and oh so tasty. Just peel and slice your egg plants. Dip them in beaten egg. Roll in bread crumbs, cook in skillet in small amount of hot oil. Cover bottom of baking dish with spaghetti sauce or if you are like me and have tons of tomatoes your own tomato sauce. Then place a layer of egg plant slices on top of the sauce. Scatter shredded parmesan cheese over the egg plants. Then another layer of sauce, egg plant and cheese until you have used all your egg plant slices. Top with cheese and bake at 350f for about 20 minutes. Take out of oven and let sit for 5 minutes. This is soooo yummy! I am going to make several for the freezer as they freeze good and will be a quick and easy meal this winter.
Tomorrow is bleach and scrub the animal water bowls and rake their pens. The cooler weather is over and its back to the 90's so it will be back to giving rabbits frozen water bottles. They have so enjoyed this cooler weather. I have more planting and weeding to do in the herb garden. I hope to have pictures up later this week of how it turned out.
I hope whatever is in your plans for tomorrow and the new week that it is filled with blessings!