Monday, March 7, 2011

A Time to Plant

Like it says in the Bible, there's a time to plant...and I did manage to plant a few things at the end of last week. Admittedly, I was a little late. Around here, the sayin' goes you've got to have your potatoes in the ground before Valentine's Day. I didn't quite make that cut off, but I planted them just the same. We'll see.

I planted red potatoes, onions, garlic and asparagus in a couple of my vegetable boxes. My peach trees have blossoms, the grape vine is putting out new leaves (which is a good thing since I thought I'd killed it) and the blueberries have already blossomed and are getting ready to make fruit. One little blossom is still hanging on.

There are lots of other things to plant still--tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, squash, watermelon...maybe tomorrow. For today, I'm stuck inside cleaning. The whirlwind of a weekend we had left a monster of a mess.

What's for supper?

Monday--Crockpot Chicken, Biscuits, Fresh Strawberries

Tuesday--Chili, Cornbread

Wednesday--Spaghetti, Salad, Garlic Bread

Thursday--Ham and Scalloped Potatoes, Glazed Carrots, Rolls


Saturday--London Broil, Peas, Buttered Corn, Rolls


Here's the recipe for tonight's supper.

Crockpot Chicken

4 carrots, sliced
1 onion, chopped
1 celery rib, sliced
1 can greeen beans
5 small red potatoes, quartered
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 1/2 c. hot water
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. basil
pinch of pepper

In a crockpot, layer the first seven ingredients in order. Combine the remaining ingredients; pour over the top. Do not stir. Cook on low 6-8 hours. You can change the seasonings to suit your taste. I'm spicing mine up a little tonight.

I had some pictures of my plants to show y'all but my computer is not cooperating with uploading them. Maybe tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

The menu sounds wonderful this week. STRAWBERRIES??? You're killing me!! : ) J

Kelly Mac said...

They're Florida strawberries. Ours aren't ready quite yet.

Creative Ambitions said...

OK... We'll be over for dinner sometime this week...LOL!! Your menu sounds great!! Love that your planting your garden or getting ready, too! Would love to have a garden to pick fresh veggies from!!