We worked all morning in the garden, and things are looking pretty good for the end of summer. We remove dead/dying plants as needed. Today, Mary trimmed the roses and plants down the center wall.
I got into a little bit of trouble when I showed Mary the new scarecrow.
We went inside around noon and ate cereal while watching another Clint Eastwood movie. At 3:00 p.m., Mary decided it was time to cook dinner. I suggested we use our apples, so I peeled several of them, added sugar, water, and cinnamon, and started cooking applesauce.
Thirty minutes later, I used the potato masher and created chunky apple sauce! We felt like we should put a bowl in every room it was such a delightful fragrance.
We perused our assortment of apple recipes and discovered baked apples, which are incredibly easy to prepare! After utilizing our fantastic apple coring gadget, Mary fills the hollowed-out space with brown sugar and cinnamon. Mary added a tablespoon of butter to the top of the apple before baking.
The oven got turned on to 400 degrees as she finished stuffing the apples.
We used Granny Smith apples!
Into the oven at 400 degrees until the apple is soft!
After finishing the dessert, Mary asked me to search for three large tomatoes in the south forty. Finding them these days is challenging as the tomato season is ending, but we’ve kept them well-picked. Fortunately, I found three beautiful ones.
She hollowed them out in preparation for stuffing. The flesh that was scooped out was diced into tiny pieces and used in the stuffing
The next creation was made by Mary and included a large can of salmon, hard-boiled eggs, olives, celery from our yard, and a few secret ingredients that formed a fantastic stuffing for the tomatoes. She put the ingredients into the tomato shells and topped with fresh basil leaves. We are ready to dine!
It was a busy day, but we had a problem – we had three of everything. So we called Jeff, and, in exchange for several pomelos, we treated him to dinner.
We enjoyed a glass of wine with Jeff before returning home with a large bag of pummelos! Mary picked them herself from Jeff’s tree.
Mary and I enjoyed dinner while watching “Once Upon A Time in the West,” a spaghetti western. Mary was unfamiliar with the term.
We had a good laugh at the movie as it was not action-packed and had a lot of “dead spots” with dramatic music thrown in for good measure. It was entertaining.
We stayed up until almost 10:00 p.m. and finally crashed.