Saturday, May 30, 2009

Ketchup, Er, I mean Catch Up

Hubby and I (well, him mostly) cleaned out my garden pond Saturday, last, and whew, is that a job. Draining, cleaning, repotting plants, repairing, readjusting rocks, refilling. But it looks nice and clean. Now if I can just get it balanced for my fishies.

Planted a pretty big garden this year (for us). Lots of good stuff, if it grows. Getting rain, so that shouldn't be a problem. Hubby said today, that something (frown) is eating our broccoli leaves. Anyone know what?

We planted: potatoes, beans, corn, carrots, onions, radishes, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, cucumbers, and I think sweet potatoes. More than enough to keep us busy canning and freezing--if it produces.

Talking about gardens, my friend Ann sent this to me. Thought you might enjoy it:

Better than Pie
2 cups Rhubarb (chopped & raw)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 box red jello (any flavor)
3/4 cup water
1 Box Jiffy Cake mix (white or yellow)
1/4 cup Butter (Melted)
Spray baking dish..Arrange Rhubarb in bottom of dish.
Mix sugar and jello together.(Dry)
Sprinkle over Rhubarb. Add water.
Sprinkle Cake mix (dry) over the above.
Drizzle melted butter over cake mix..
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes..
NOTE: I did not have Jiffy cake mix so I used 1/2 box of regular mix.
This is delicious!!(if you like rhubarb..)

Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves--to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterdays by our today. --Stewart B. Johnson



Christa said...

I do love rhubarb!! Gonna try it!! Got a bunch growing in my garden.

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