Monday, September 9, 2019


The yard seems to be hanging in there...

Cloudy but still no rain
...there are still some green blades there in a few spots, ha.  Again, this is no mowing since end of July.

Very dry yard
Here is what it looked like when I pulled in and parked where this part of the yard is definitely more dry than others.  This time of year, in this heat, it's just bare minimum work out there.  The temp was 100 degrees with a "feels like" of 107

Dry yard
It's funny (or not when I have to clean it out later, ha) that the only place there is good strong green is in and around the raised fruit tree beds.  Not much I should worry about cleaning out now, I'm still watering.  And it's too hot to mess with.  I'll save this project for the Fall when it's cool.

Penzey's Spices
I stayed long enough to water to keep the trees living and came back into town.  2nd Man and I went to Penzey's (the spice/seasoning store).  There is only one in Houston and it is a cook's paradise for sure.  We always go a little overboard when we go.

Sheet pan chicken and veggies
We came back home and we made one of our sheet pan chicken dinners.  One chicken cut up, seasoned with olive oil and seasoning and tossed on a sheet pan with sweet potatoes, onions, and cherry tomatoes.  Roast at 425 for about 40 minutes or until chicken was done and veggies are nice and roasted.

Cherry pie
Then 2nd Man got a wild hair and made a cherry pie.     I'm always OK with that, ha.  Alas, we didn't have ice cream but it was still very yummy. 

Hope you had a great weekend.


  1. ummmmmmmmmmmmm, pie. and tandoori spice blend! I love indian food!

  2. Last week, I cooked all in a bag and Tommy was so impressed that so much could go in one dish and get rid of vegetables in refrigerator. Of course, I used a cooking bag in a sheet

  3. I am glad to see you like Penseys Spices. It is what I try to use, so much better than spices that have set on the grocery shelf for who knows how long. Our Penseys is in Des Moines so I order online quite a bit

  4. We have a Penzeys here in Pittsburgh! I go down all the time! Amazing spices and mixed too! I always get carried away! That pie looks absolutely amazing! YUM!

  5. That is one delicious looking pie. Never heard expression "got a wild hair". A Texas saying?

  6. I love Penzey’s spices also. Their quality is so much better than the grocery store stuff.
    What a delicious supper! And that cherry pie is perfection – mmm!
    I’ve been getting some rain showers this afternoon!! I was just about to start dragging the water hoses around when it started. Radar shows more is possible! :) :) :)
    The plant nursery got some fall plants in – cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, shallots. So it’s fall garden planting time for me.

  7. Oooh cherry pie! I melted Cheddar on mine when I made one, it was really good! Your grass looks so thirsty!

  8. No ice cream in summer?!? That's downright wrong, I say WRONG boy! What am I gonna do with you? 2nd Man's baked anything would be to die for, I'm so jealous! ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿงก


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