Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Country Woman Days, and death of a succulent!
Since returning from my trip, I have started Country Woman Days- 1 week of cooking fall foods, cooking and cleaning...and basically having a lot of fun with the idea. It is always fun to trick myself into doing a little work! LOL. Naturally, having this week off, I would rather not do much of anything...but this way, I am actually enjoying it!
Last night, I made a pot of pinto beans, Mom made her famous corn bread, and collard greens! We make this dinner about once a month anyway, but it is so delish we cannot resist it!
Tonight will be making something called Ham and Potato Casserole. It is very fattening, so I will eat a little of it, with collard greens on the side! I found the recipe in this small little publication by Taste of Home, called Halloween Food and Fun! I will be making a few things from it during this week. Pumpkin bread at some point, and I am actively searching for a dense, moist apple cake recipe. So far, I have asked 2 people, and no recipe yet!!! My one friend in Gainesville, Florida, who I would consider the MOST country-ish of women, did not really have an apple cake recipe either!!! If anyone knows of a good one...let me know!!!
I had a succulent death while I was gone, coincidently. My Pleiospilos bolusii. It had been relatively happy out in full sun, but when my sprinklers hit it, it didn't do as well, so I brought it to the screenroom...but it has now gone south. Oh, man, this can be rough! I will have to have a proper burial for it today! LOL. It was so pretty...maybe I will get another and just put it back in the tires...or at least in fuller sun. It is so sad when a plant dies.
Speaking of that, I counted all my succulents (without the Pleio) and I have a collection of 54 plants. Someone had asked me how many I had. I only counted per species...some I have more than one. I was kinda surprised I had that many, actually. They just all sort of grew on me...snuck up I guess you would say!
Speaking of that, I have terrible luck with Strings of Bananas. I think when I completely kill the two that I have off, that will be it. No more!
Happy fall days to all of you!!!