It’s getting old eating out so much. I enjoyed it for a while but now that we’ve done it day after day after day . . I just want to stay at home, plan meals, cook, clean my kitchen and sit down to stitch, knowing we had a healthy, home cooked meal. It’s just not happening but mostly, it isn’t by choice.
We (mostly Vince) worked outside a lot today. Vince had bought some bricks that were on sale at Home Depot and he’s putting those under the landscape timbers to hopefully keep them from rotting so quickly . . now that we live in an area where it actually rains and the ground gets wet. He decided he should go back and get a few more and we want some fast growing evergreen type trees to plant on one side of the house so we wanted to see what was at Home Depot that might work so Vince came in about 3 and wanted me to run to Home Depot with him. It’s hard to say no when I know he really wants me to go and he’s worked so hard getting things done that I want done (raised beds), plus . . he loves eating out.
The plan was that we would have leftover salmon and baked potatoes for dinner, along with a salad. The potatoes were already “baked” in the Instant Pot but I was able to leave it on warm and run to town with him.
From Home Depot, he wanted to go to the Mexican grocery store to get a few things for a recipe he wants me to make and then he wanted to run by the library since we were close. Oh, my goodness . . it was getting close to 4 and I knew by the time we got home, it was going to be too late for dinner and all we had so far was breakfast. I gave him that look and he said “let’s go get BBQ at Boomer’s” so . . I agreed ONLY if he promised me we would eat at home for at least a week. Right!
I love their pulled pork plate with twice baked potato casserole. I mix the meat with the potatoes and it is so good! If you’re ever in Carthage, MO, go by Boomer’s BBQ (Exit 53 off I-49). Good food. Good service. No affiliation – just love their pulled pork and potato casserole.
So . . once again . . I’m wondering if I REALLY needed that new stove. Not worth wondering about at this point. It’s been purchased so we’re getting it whether we need it or not.
Are you getting the weekly box of fresh items from the farm? Or at least going to that great farmers market? If so, you’ll have to cook at home to use up the food. 😉
And I think you’ll be using the stove during the winter when y’all don’t want to be traveling on icy/snowy roads.
I’m interested in seeing how you make the raised beds with the posts. And I also put stones under one of my fences to reduce the chances of rot since the fence line is on a slope. Hopefully, more water is staying in the upper yard. And my yard is drier. So far, so good and it’s a good idea.
Judy Laquidara says
I put the Misfits boxes on hold because with Vince here, I never know if we’ll be home or not since we’re exploring and looking for land/a little farm to buy. The boxes come with ice packs but sometimes Fed Ex comes early in the day and if we go very far, we’re gone all day. We’re getting into the upper 80’s during the day. The CSA boxes start May 10. I think it’s supposed to have enough veggies for four meals for two people. With Chad and Nicole eating here on Sunday, that takes care of half my veggies. We do go to the Farmer’s Market most every week but they’re just now starting to have veggies. The winter veggies have mostly ended and summer veggies haven’t really started yet except for the few farmers who grow in greenhouses. The market just this week went back to being open three days a week. We went Thursday but there wasn’t a whole lot there. I ended up with fresh dill, green onions, lettuce and Napa cabbage.
Susan Nixon says
Life WILL settle down. A new home requires a lot of activity, but you will get everything finished, and then the days will drift by again, with everything the way you envision it. I actually WILL be in MO at some point in the next 18 months, though more up by Independence and Far West for church history sites. If we happen to go through Carthage, I’ll want to try Boomer’s. The onions look fabulous!
I have to smile at evergreens, because that’s exactly what I was thinking of the other day when you were saying plants must bloom or be edible!