This Week’s Menu, May 27, 2018

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Menu for the week of May 27, 2018

Breakfast: Bacon and eggs
Early Dinner: Pork stir fry (recipe)

Monday – Memorial Day
Breakfast: Homemade egg McMuffin
Early Dinner: BBQ with friends

Breakfast: Migas (recipe)
Early Dinner: Salmon and kale salad

Breakfast: French toast
Early Dinner: Vietnamese spring rolls and sushi (recipe)

Breakfast: Oatmeal
Early Dinner: Pasta salad

Breakfast: Fruit kolaches
Early Dinner: Taco night

Breakfast: Breakfast out while we hunt garage sales
Early Dinner: BLT sandwiches

We’re heading into triple digits this week. That means my menu is going to take a sharp turn to lighter, cooler meals. Even though we have air conditioning, we really don’t like eating heavier meals when it’s Crematoria-hot outside.

We finally got my dirt! We spread the first load and hope to spread the second truckload today. The bad part is that I might not be able to plant my shrubs and trees that have been waiting patiently in pots until temps cool down a little. Transitions are hard when it’s this hot.

I don’t like keeping large plants in pots for too long either. I’ve already had to return two that were starting to show signs of stress.

More on the dirt work later. It was a much bigger job than I had anticipated. Expensive too. $500 just for the dirt alone–but that’s still cheaper than buying it by the bag.

For Memorial Day, friends invited us to have bbq with them. I was ready to have people over at our place, but I was glad for the invitation. With all the work we’ve been doing outside, we’re exhausted. I’ll make a nice dessert and some homemade coleslaw and baked beans as my offering.

American friends, what are you doing for Memorial Day? How’s the weather by you? I see that there’s a tropical storm moving into the Gulf Coast. Makes me glad we don’t live in SE Texas anymore. One less thing to worry about.

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  1. Angela Brown

    Yep, it is getting hotter than the devil’s armpits around here.

    Although I understand why using good dirt for planting is necessary, it still seems weird with all the dirt all over the place…just not the best dirt lol!

    I hope things go well with the plant transfer when you get to do it. I’m sure the end result will be just lovely

    • Angela: Dirt is more complex than most people realize. And it takes years to build up the soil and make it great. I’ve decided to accept Mother Nature’s terms and won’t be taking any shortcuts. Mother Nature always wins anyway.

      re: heat
      It saps you of all your energy! We have to take mini breaks just to cool off. It won’t do either of any good if we collapse from heat exhaustion, which is easy to do right now.

    • Madeline: I can’t imagine how people managed down here before the advent of air conditioning. But one elderly neighbor once told me that since they didn’t know any better, no one complained because that’s just how it was. Hot.

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