Sunday, October 10, 2010

What I Did Today

I made roasted apple-butternut squash for our supper. I will post or email the soup recipe to anyone who wants it.

I made a Sour cream bundt cake, and put a lemon glaze on it. If anyone wants the recipe I will be happy to post it or email it.

I repotted this aloe vera today. It was given to me by a master-gardener friend who died a few years ago. It has out-grown two pots so far. Since it is easily breakable I put it in a BIG pot so it can grow there for a long time, but since it outgrew the first pot that was much bigger than it was last summer, I'll be interested to see how it goes. The friend was dear to me, and I want to nurture the plant a long time.

I mixed up another batch of a home remedy to keep the coons (and other critters) out of my plants. The stuff works like a charm! In two quarts of water, add one tablespoon cayenne pepper, one chopped yellow onion, and one chopped jalapeno pepper. Boil 20 minutes then cool. Strain and pour in a spray bottle. Use every three days or whenever it rains.

Tomorrow I will work on some halloween decorations. I'll post the results.


Brian said...

I really like the look of that bunt cake, bet is smells so good when it is baking!

Jenny said...

I would love your recipes. They book look scrumptious!

Thank you for offering.

jennymatlock at cox dot net

Doris Sturm said...

I have apples and a butternut squash in the fridge, I might try it! I love that sqash. Normally I just cut it in half lenghtwise and desseed it and dot it with good butter and bake it in the oven and scoop it out...that's all I would want for dinner.

That Bundt cake looks sooooo good. I wish I had a piece right now. I'd make a fresh pot of coffee to go with it.

My Aloe Vera plant is so tight in that pot and I've been waiting for someone to come and help me with it because it weighes a ton and I don't want to break it. It keeps blooming every spring (yellow) and I need to separate and transplant it as well.

Did the critters get used to the idea that you're not feeding them anymore? I'm still feeding the strays, especially since hardly anyone feeds them here on a regular basis and I can't stand to see them go hungry. I just feed them once a day, so they still have some other scrounging, hunting or begging to do because it's not really enough.

I hope you and your husband are doing well. It's good to hear from you again.

Kind Regards,

ReformingGeek said...

Wow! Good for you. The cake looks yummy.

Thanks for the idea about the spray for the plants.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Hope you'll post your soup recipe! Sounds delicious and I love butternut squash--the apple should add an interesting twist!

Linda Medrano said...

Your dishes look delicious! And I'm thrilled about the recipe to keep critters away from plants. Thank you so much! And Yes, I would love recipes!

e said...

That soup looks divine; I hope you and Excy are doing well. I think of you when I taste your lovely tea.

S. Sharp said...

at work now... and I'm so hungry
nice topic ;)

running42k said...

Please post that recipe. Much like the comment that you left on my blog, I as well love fall cooking. The soups, the bounty of the harvest. That soup sounds like a celebration of harvest if there is one.

Traci said...

What a wonderful productive day. I can't wait to see the decorations.

cornflakegirl74 said...

I'm totally making that butternut squash soup--looks amazing and perfect for a brisk, autumn evening :)