christmas party

Hi from my hiatus…

No photos today, but I’m going to try to snap some tomorrow.

I’m thrilled to report that the Double Pink German Brugmansia is growing new leaves like crazy already!  She likes the greenhouse and adapted faster than I’d have ever guessed, give the roughshod way I handled getting her out of the ground.   I thought she was a gonner for sure.
And while I was spreading out 3 flats of green tomatoes to ripen in the sun out there, I had to rescue 5, yes 5, butterflies in about 10 minutes.  They were all interested in checking out the plants but couldn’t find their way out.   They would have eventually — the 4 windows and doors were open, but I hated watching them all aflutter.
It dropped 21 degrees while I was running errands this afternoon in about 2 hours’ time.  And the gusty-gale-force winds are back, too.  Sigh.  I really could live without the wind.
Tested chicken salad to go into the puff pastry shells for the party today – yummy.  With craisins, pecans, and some grainy  mustard with the mayo.  It will be really tasty.  And I made two pans of Buckeye Bars.  They are essentially homemade peanut butter cups in the shape of a bar.  Omigosh.  They may not make it to the party  🙂
I’ll try to post some party pictures if I don’t get anything photographed before Saturday.
By | 2016-04-14T02:44:43+00:00 December 9th, 2008|Blog, brugmansia, christmas party, Sharing Nature's Garden|0 Comments

Monopolizing munchies…

So, the plants are in the greenhouse and only require a squirt of the hose each day and opening and closing doors and windows.  

And since it’s only weeks until our annual holiday party, my urge to garden and plant the new bed and work outside…and yes, BLOG… is being squelched by a more urgent need to make about 1500 appetizers in the next 3 weeks!
So, today it was 168 mini quiches with Gruyere cheese and olives.  
If I’m AWOL for a while, just imagine me here in crab cake hell!

By | 2016-04-14T02:45:05+00:00 November 18th, 2008|Blog, christmas party, Sharing Nature's Garden|0 Comments