This Week’s Menu, April 15, 2018

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Menu for the week of April 15, 2018

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with spicy beef
Early Dinner: Roast whole chicken

Breakfast: Waffles
Early Dinner: Brisket sandwiches (small package that was frozen from the week before)

Breakfast: Spinach omelette
Early Dinner: Leftover chicken

Breakfast: Waffles leftovers
Early Dinner: Cold nacho plate (recipe)

Breakfast: Bacon and eggs
Early Dinner: Sausage and peppers casserole

Breakfast: Orange Danish
Early Dinner: Shrimp pasta

Breakfast: Breakfast out. We’re doing garage sales.
Early Dinner: Fried fish and roasted vegetables


The weather is still uneven. One day we’re in the 80s and the next we barely scrape 60. It’s hard on the garden. I’ve been careful not to put my heat loving plants out yet.

We have entire trees to pull down this week though. They’re red tip photinias and they’ve caught that dreaded fungus that catches them all in the end. I don’t know why the original owners chose photinias, but maybe they didn’t know it was a doomed plant.

They’re massive now. I hate that we have to take them down, but according to the experts it’s almost impossible to get rid of the fungus once it’s attached itself. Once the trees are gone, I’ll clean up the area and disinfect it before I replant there with a species that’s not affected by the fungus. I’ll miss my screen trees. They were so beautiful in their prime and hid the house from the road completely.


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  1. Angela Brown

    The weather here in Texas has been so tempermental. I leave out the door one morning feeling great that I don’t have to take a jacket. The next morning I’m grabbing a heavy jacket and an umbrella, not just for rain but the wind.

    Speaking of wind, it blew in some form of dust thunderstorm the other evening that left the vehicles around town covered in a layer of dirt as if we’d all rolled our cars around on dirt roads. The area car washes made a killing, I’m sure.

    This new place I’m staying at has 2 above group planters. Because we moved in during the crazy frost of December, there was little I could do but look at the barren remains of what we believed was a rose bush and some sort of small tree that had been cut into a stump. I hired a small business lawn care team that is helping me rehabilitate the back and front yards. They need a bit of TLC. And I have been enjoyig doing a bit of research on drought resistant blooming perennials to put into the planters.

    • Angela: Pay attention too to how much sun the area gets. If it’s shady, you’ll want more shade tolerant plants.

      We covered our more delicate plants or brought them inside. Surprisingly the one plant I left out without any cover not only survived but flourished. Cilantro–the plant I couldn’t grow before.

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