Tuesday, April 9, 2024

As the Weather Changes

 Below is a photo of rosemary.  It was planted in my yard last spring.  Rosemary is an annual in Michigan.  Or at least it was before this year.  


It reached a high of 77F today.  I had to turn on the AC in the car.  IN APRIL!!!! 

When I was walking in the front yard and saw these rosemary plants still green and growing I was astounded.  It will be interesting to see if they continue to grow through the summer.

Climate change has always happened over millennia.  This is too much, too fast.  

https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/rosemary_the_herb_with_winter_problems

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Best Laid Plans

 So, sometimes we think we have made a decision that is a good one.  Like when I announced at Christmas dinner that I was no longer cooking Easter Sunday meals.  We are not a religious family, no one goes to church on Easter, so why am I cooking dinner?

Yes, everyone wants to get together.  But, it does not have to be on that day.  Okay.

And then, my son asks if he can bring the grandkids over for brunch at 11.  Uh. Yeah. That works.  Charlie wants French toast and Mack wants waffles.  Scott says he can make scrambled eggs.  I ask my other son if he wants to come and he agrees and suggests blueberry ricotta French toast.  So now I have a brunch menu.

French toast

Waffles

Blueberry ricotta challah bake

Bacon

Scrambled eggs

orange juice

Mimosas (for ME)

Well, since Jason is coming across town, I ask if he wants to stay for dinner.  Yes.

So at 4 or 5 I will be preparing

BBQ pork roast with sour cherry sauce

Spinach and Cheddar spoonbread

Roasted Brussels sprouts

Cherry pie

Ice cream

And I will have any champagne left from brunch.  It would have been simpler to just make one meal for the extended family.  So much for my plans, lol.

If you celebrate Easter, have a wonderful day.  And if you don't celebrate, still have a wonderful day.

Challah bake: