Thursday, June 19, 2014

Week 23 Thursday (6/19/14)

Recipe Review               

Today’s Recipe and Location:                    The Best Macaroni Salad Ever
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman blog

I figured out that there are 227 calories per serving, if 12 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

It is such a pretty salad!

         Today I made this recipe which was quick to make. I have had a lot of really good macaroni salad and this is very much like those good recipes. The only difference I could see was Ree used roasted red peppers rather than pimentos which is an improvement. I did take out the pickes and juice because that is something I really don’t eat. Maybe I should have used it anyway and that could have made it the best ever.  Sorry Ree, I didn’t follow this one to a tee which might have made a difference.

Random Reflections - The Glorious Garden


         I love perennial delphiniums. These are breathtaking flowers that are extremely tall and showy. They come in many colors, but I love these purple blue ones the best. They border my deck so they are one of the first flowers viewed as you leave the house. You do need to plant them in a specific location because they are tall and top heavy. After a major rain the need to be staked or ties up to support the stems. The ones I planted are considered medium height (but they are a full 30 inches tall).

According to the tag:
         The need a minimum of 6 hours of sun
         The grow 12 – 13 inches tall and about 10 – 12 inches wide.
         You need to space them about 12 inches apart
         Use an all-purpose fertilizer – I use Miracle grow
         They are deer resistant but not deer proof
         When the flowers dies – remove them from the stem.
         You do have to water them when it gets too dry.

The height is perfect next to a deck

Whoa Baby!  These are amazing!

Irksome Ideas and Images

         I am one of those people who try really hard to be a little early when going somewhere. I hate being late because then someone else is waiting for me and probably getting irritated. I think being late is not being thoughtful of someone’s time. I know I hate it when I go somewhere and have to wait. I do understand that there are emergencies that arise, but they should be the exception, not the norm. Next time you have an appointment, try to be on time.

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