Sunday, March 22, 2009


I am tarred! that's Texan for really tired

Since spring is here, we had to get busy with the garden. Saturday, we went and got some seedlings in addition to the seeds we already had.

Hubby had his heart set on finding one particular type of tomato, golden pear, and so we went to every nursery in town looking for it.

Ok, just 5 but it seemed like every nursery.

Then we met his parents for dinner and I got to eat one of my very favorite meals.

(this is not my picture and I have never seen it cooked with artichoke. And not so often with lemon either. Around here is is cooked with potatoes and corn on the cob).

I am guessing that some of you are wondering what that is.

Mud bugs! Also known as crawfish. It is one of the few foods that will set your hands, lips and mouth on fire - all at the same time.


I will spare you the details for those that would be jealous. Or squeamish.

Today was our turn to bring a snack to our Bible Study Class and so I made Pineapple Bread Pudding. So that it would be nice and hot, I got up early enough to make it, baked it in the slow-cooker pottery thing. Then was able to leave it on warm in the slow-cooker. I don't think I have ever seen the class that enthusiastic about a dish before (and we are Baptists so we like to eat).

Then we came home and worked on the garden.

We planted the okra, a tomato, crookneck squash, zucchini squash, strawberries, and cantaloupe (musk melon). If all we had to do is stick the plants in the ground, it wouldn't be so bad.

Unfortunately we had to weed and build beds in some areas, others just needed weeding.

But I am already anticipating the harvest.

I hope everyone had a good weekend!


  1. I was going to say that looks like a gourmet version of crawfish! HA! I can't say that I've ever tried them, because well the mud bug thing just makes me run... but so many people love them! (I hate watching the kids playing with them at the grocery store though - as if the poor little guys life isn't bad enough!)

    Hmmm... now I want to be out planting a garden today!!

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  2. I was planning on working outside this weekend, but it was way too windy. My dad likes to make crawfish for us when he can. I like the a lot now, but was terrified when I was a child.

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  3. Eww. We had crayfish/crawfish/crawdads in a little creek that cut through the back of our property when we lived in the Midwest. They're great fun to poke around in the mud for, but to eat? I'll leave that to you. :)

    Sounds like you had a busy and productive weekend. Now I feel kind of lame; we only got half of our living room repainted.

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  4. We in Alaska are THINKING about gardens...
    Enjoy some dirt digging for me, at least until my dirt is thawed enough to dig in it! :0) Michele

  5. We'll be dissecting crawdads (that's what we called them as children in Oklahoma) this weekend. :D

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