Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Garden News

Our garden is humming along. We're still feasting on beets and beet greens, plus pulled a few carrots so far. The tomatoes are blooming and there are a few green ones. Our strawberry bed is doing well also and we're slowly harvesting a few strawberries here and there. Hopefully by next year, the plants will have filled in to the point we'll get enough to actually make a pie. Perhaps strawberry jam in the future too!

Our locksmith work has been very slow..only a few jobs in a month. Not sure what's going on but evidently banks are not foreclosing like they did before. The President is encouraging banks to give out loans to unqualified buyers again which started the whole nightmare in the beginning.  There is a huge unspoken backlog of delinquent homeowners. Kinda scary when you think of it.
With all the other huge problems that exist in our country, this is on the back backburner. Just simmering below the surface.

Alan's given me a few scares this last month with low blood sugar. Once we couldn't get it up to within normal and I drove him up to the emergency. I parked the car and he took his blood sugar reading again..it was normal. We turned around and went home as the emergency parking lot was full and it was after 11 at night.. Not good to go so up and down. 
Now we're trying  to be sure he gets food every 4 hours and have regular meals. He's the kind of guy who gets so involved with whatever project he's on, he forgets to eat. He's always been able to take care of this on his own but as he's getting older, needs a little help now. Since that last episode, he's been better and is sure to eat something before he goes to bed in the evening also.

last but not least, I am sharing a easy peasy recipe. This is one that is straight from the 70s. I made this back in the day as a newly wed. Its still a goodie and simple to make.

 Hamburger Pie

Brown a 1 lb. of hamburger and some onion in a pan. Cook until meat is brown and onion is cooked.
Add 1 can of tomato soup and 1 can of green beans, drained. Mix and place in casserole. Frost with  mashed potatoes, top with grated cheese. Bake about 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees.
This is very good the second day also. You could add other vegetables to it, maybe a drained can of mixed veggies, or a can of mushrooms.  Whatever your family likes!