Are you glad it's Friday? I'll be honest. Since I'm on a summer schedule (of no school for my son) I find myself losing track of what day it is from time to time. But, I do like Friday's since everyone seems to be more in "weekend mode" thinking.
Today, I wanted to just share a few different things so I titled this post as "ramblings" since that is mostly what it is.
Our garden is doing very well! We've already used our first tomato from it and cooked some squash last night from it.
I forgot to take a picture of the squash before I cut it but here is how I like to prepare it.
I cut the squash into slices.
Then I dip it in an egg and milk mixture. Then, coat it in a corn meal and flour mixture.
Then place the slices in a pan of hot oil.
Cook until lightly browned. Pull them out onto a platter covered in paper towels. That's it! I know it's not the healthy version of boiled or roasted, but this is the southern way! We don't eat squash year round and we rarely fry our food, so it is a treat to eat it this way.
Recently, I decided to try my hand at growing real succulents! I found these at the grocery store (of all places) and set them on my wooden pedestal in the kitchen.
The scale that was on here moved to another area in the kitchen. I've heard that these are easy to take care of so I thought I would give them a try. They are so unique looking!
I've heard that the key to having these do well is not to over water them. Let the soil become almost completely dry before watering them and give them sufficient sunlight.
If these don't make it, then I'll just go back to the "fakes" that I've always had good luck with. LOL!
And last but not least, I'm loving these lilies that are finally in bloom around my yard now.
They are in our back yard and beside our driveway. Sometimes, they don't bloom much, but this year they decided to make a grand appearance!
By the way, are any of you enduring the heat wave that Georgia has been in for a while?
OMG! Folks, it's not just hot ..............it's d#@ hot!!!!!! I am at "the age" that can't tolerate heat very well (if you know what I mean) so I'm not a happy girl right now. Thank God for air conditioning and small personal fans. Oh, and ponytails. I have thick curly hair so I HAVE to keep it off my neck right now.
My poor dog, Max, is a Boston Terrier and is very sensitive to the heat because of his short snout and black fur. So, I'm sure he would love it if I could let him do this after going outside to play.
So, if you're having pleasant temps of the 70's, count your blessings! And could you please pass them over here?
Hope you all have a great weekend and a nice Father's Day to all the men in your life.
~ Kelly ~