Thursday, April 24, 2014

Week 16 Thursday (4/24/14)

Recipe Review            

Today’s Recipe and Location:  Quick and Easy Roasted Red Peppers Pasta
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman blog

I figured out that there are 337 calories per serving, if 7 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

         This pasta is easy to make and would make a great side dish. The roasted red peppers, onions and garlic and pureed to make the sauce absolutely good.  I have never made anything like this and I am glad I have a new side dish to complete any dinner.

The Glorious Garden              

March and April Clean-Up
         I have about 15 large 6 – 12 foot grasses in my yard as well as many smaller ones around my pond. Grasses grow best if you leave them up during the winter and then cut them back in March or April. This is extremely important for new plantings for the first few years. Tall grasses also add interest to your yard during the winter.
         I know many gardeners use this method and schedule for cutting grasses, and I saw another example when I was at the hospital in March. The grasses had just been cut down with a hedge clipper.  This is the tool I use to insure a clean cut that doesn’t pull on the roots. The reason for cutting them at the end of March or beginning of April is because that is when the first new grass appears at the base of the old grass.


Irksome Ideas and Images

         When I was driving to get my hair colored last week, I had to drive over two speed humps.  There was a sign posted that warned that I was approaching a hump not a bump. I always thought they were called speed bumps?  Is there a difference between a speed bump and speed hump?  Why can’t we just call them one name.  I hate when they change names after everyone knows the name. Are they effective?         Do they even make a difference?
         If they do make a difference, then it is worth slowing down for each one, but if they don’t, then they are just a pain in the butt.

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