Monday, November 14, 2016

A Good Monday

Toni Louise had her check-up this morning and I am happy to report that her bladder is shrinking back to it's normal size and has good tone. Means I no longer have to squeeze it. I was afraid I was hurting her because of all her stitches. Her master took her and reported that she was not at all afraid and wagged her tail the entire time.

I took advantage of the wonderful weather today and cleaned out on of my many gardens. This one was full of dead cosmos and tiger lilies with spent leaves. After I did that, I decided to go ahead and paint the fence.

I cleaned so hard, I broke my rake! I confess that I wondered what I could make out of the broken handle. This picture does not capture just how big this pile of weeds is.

This rake is not in great shape, but the handle is intact. Took three trips with the little trailer pulled behind the golf cart to clear all the debris.

I hope I have this much energy tomorrow! I managed to do laundry and cook, too! Not to mention filling the pill boxes and ordering prescriptions for HeWho has no idea what his pills are.

I roasted a cauliflower. It was really good. It takes 90 minutes and I was pushing the limits of hunger, so that may have been a factor in the taste. Takes little time to prep and the you can just forget about for 30 minutes. It is covered tightly with foil for the first 30 minutes, then uncovered for an hour.
I have found that roasting my vegetables makes the flavor more intense. Smells better, too. I used olive oil and kosher salt. Next time I think I will add garlic and some fresh ground pepper. Of course we did not eat the entire head, so I am wondering how the leftover half will taste.

I can always cover it in cheese. HeWho loves cheese will eat it .......


Val said...

Great news on Toni Louise! And that cheese trick with HeWho? Easier than getting my dog to eat a pill.

luksky said...

Glad you had a well-deserved good day and Toni Louise is better. I weeded and did yard work myself yesterday, and had a weed pile just as big as yours! You can turn the rest of the cauliflower into "mashed potatoes" also.

Linda O'Connell said...

I admire your energy and tenacity. That roasted cauliflower has me thinking I might try to live a healthier existence. Glad your fur baby is better.