Sunday, September 4, 2011

Planting, cooking, not putting things off because I want to be like Sue!

Finally got around to buying plants for my front step planters. Tired of mums, I bought asters, which will go into the yard after they finish blooming. Read one time that "yellow" is the first color to draw the eye, so I often shoot for some type of yellow blooms.
Though I hate, hate, HATE to waste food, I am guilty of letting produce hang out in the fridge until it screams, "COOK ME!" When I asked how everyone else deals with their garden produce, Sue, of Sue's Garden Journal, somewhat apologetically commented "I hate to admit it.....I'm one of THOSE people. I pick every day at sunrise and usually have everything processed/frozen within the hour. I've just gotten into such a routine, I don't even have to think about it." Sheer genius! I want to be like that!
   Sue's comment reminded me of publishing queen Helen Gurley Brown's motto: "Get up and do it if it needs to be done...even if you hate it." I'd read this some time back and wanted to incorporate it into my thinking--into my life--but it's oh, so hard for this lazy leopard to change her spots!
   So, this finally got around to it post is dedicated to Sue and all of you who continue to inspire me. Thank you!!
Finally got around to adding some cuttings to this houseplant and topping it off with some more potting mix.
Hubby was kind enough to trim the pork loin for me...grosses me out!
"If you succeed in everything you're doing, you're attempting things that are too easy"
~ Warren Buffett
"If you persuade yourself that you can do a certain thing, provided this thing is possible, you will do it, however difficult it may be. If, on the contrary, you imagine that you cannot do the simplest thing in the world, it is impossible for you to do it, and molehills become for you unscalable." 
~ Emile Coue'
Finally got around to making Slow Cooker Mexican Pork and Sweet Potato Stew from Once a Month Mom, modified slightly by using a can of Ro-tel in place of the roasted tomatoes and I did brown the pork first. (Sorry no "after" pic!) I haven't tried this yet, but Hubby liked it!
Finally got around to making Yummy Little Cooks' Marmite Pork. Even though I didn't thicken the sauce as much as I'd have liked ('cause folks were waiting on me!), we all really liked the taste of this dish. DD was over for lunch; this is her plate. 
   Sure feels GOOD to have a fridge full of leftovers, as opposed to a fridge full of foods screaming to be cooked. Anything over at your place that needs doing or cooking? If you have a "finally got around to it" post to share, hope you'll leave a link.


yummylittlecooks said...

I'm so glad that, you like the marmite pork.

Lynda said...

Isn't Sue something! I'm so in love with her gardens...beautiful!! I can't keep up with her..

Love your urn...I have several nice ones that need to be replanted. I like your asters. I have planted mums in the fall, too...but I'm looking for a change. I think you have inspired me to head to the nursery and pick up some new plants for my urns...thanks, sometimes I need a nudge in the right direction.

Practical Parsimony said...

Okay, I will peel the pears right now! Aack, I don't feel like it.

Sue said...

Oh my gosh. Aren't you cute!!
Really-my neighbors think I'm a total loon out there picking at dawn but I can explain, really! I used to milk cows---I kept in the habit of getting up extra early so I have ALONE time (love hubby, just NOT 24/7--LOL) So, by dawn, I've been up for a bit-I'm looking for something to occupy my time and well, the veggies are at their best before the sun bakes em. So, I get that chore out of the way, and I'm ready for the day with RETIRED HUBBY!! Bored....retired....hubby. Get my drift?
But thanks for the post-you're a dear. And now you have leftovers. Screaming to be used-LOL!!!
You made my day!

Anonymous said...

The marmite pork sounds very tasty!

Susan said...

No.. I'm lazy - am retired now and sick of chasing deadlines, so that's my choice, lol! But I'm sending a pat on the back to all of you who get up early and get on with all your jobs :D)


Sounds like you've been busy. Oooo, that pork looks SO good!

Dmarie said...

@yummy, thanks again for the recipe. I was so proud of myself that I didn't overcook the pork!
@Lynda, *chuckle* that's why I read often you guys spur me in a new direction!
@Practical, "aack, I don't feel like it" is too often the story of my life! ;)
@Sue, I LOVE that you have that habit and I really do hope to claim it for my own. Mostly so I won't always having my to-dos (and at times hubby) nagging at me! ;)

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