Friday, August 6, 2010

Eggplant Friday

Hooray! The end of the work week is in sight! This morning I picked eggplants to bring to work for my co-workers who requested them. Of course, no pix, sorry, but believe me, those suckers were more than ready to be picked! With some luck, I'll be in the kitchen this weekend making eggplant dishes to go in the freezer for later on. It's the only way I know of to preserve the darn things.

I also make a dish I got from Baked Rigatoni with Eggplant and Sausage, which is soooo good! I'd like to have a few pans of that in the freezer. As well, there are beans, cucumbers, peas, and beets to be taken care of. I think I'm going to be working harder this weekend than during the week. LOL!

Actually, Lily and I are planning on camping in the back yard this weekend and making as much of a vacation weekend as we can. Tomorrow afternoon we go to the county fair--Lily's never been before and it's been years for me. I want to check out the needlework and sewing exhibits, if there are any, and she wants to see the aminals and check out the rides--not too high, she says. Then we sleep in the tent Sat night after roasting hotdogs for supper over a campfire. On Sunday, we have some hiking and swimming to do before I take her back to her house. I've been promising to go camping with her all summer and I reaized I didn't have to drive to a campground when we have everything in our own back yard! Should be fun.

Last night, I actually sat down at my sewing machine, not to work on the table runner that's begging me to give it some attention. No, no, I was good and did my sewing chore instead. Jo left 2 pair of jeans that need patches and I took care of that and will ship them to her today. The runner is still begging but I feel good for getting that annoying chore done and out of the way.

So I just have to get through this day and then the "fun" begins for the weekend. Hope you all have a good one as well.


  1. sounds like so much fun. I have a friend that camps out with her kids in the yard and has the best stories to tell of their adventures.

  2. Your weekend sounds like a lot of fun! Have fun with all your produce, too. I have some to get at, too, but nothing that needs to be done today.

  3. Wow, I would love to have a chance to pick some veggies from your garden - it sounds like you have had a good year. My garden did not do too well this year, so I decided to let our chickens have a party back there!

    I can't wait to hear how the camping went! How was the fair? I bet you had a lot of fun!