Tuesday was a carbon copy of Monday, overcast skies, chilly temps, etc. Before I left for work, I took the trash out to the road and took the granola "bars" out of the fridge. I filled a small bowl half-way full of the loose granola, added some milk and attempted to eat it. Again, there was too much dried fruit. I got tired of chewing long before I was truly "full."
At lunch, I heated up two grilled hot dogs. I put them on the sourdough bread with just yellow mustard, but I could only eat one. I just can't eat that much anymore...
When I got home from work, I started the Wednesday night laundry and then watered the container gardens. BTW, I hate those "mailbox garden" seeds I bought from Burpee. It sounded good (and looked good on the package) but the early flowers died and the later "flowers," (if they ever do) just look like weeds.
I was gonna pull the weeds out from the back garden, but the ground is like cement. It "might" rain overnight, though. So, instead, I set up the oscillating sprinkler to water the raised bed garden (not only the leaf lettuce, but the peas are starting to emerge) and also the worst part of the burnt up rear lawn. I came back in the house and set the timer for one hour and 30 minutes (that's one inch of water with this sprinkler head).
I dealt with yet another of my financial setbacks, which pissed me right off. I don't want to go into it, but what I did was to throw money at it (money I really don't have).
These are the "golden" years?
I turned off the sprinkler and repositioned it to do the patio flowers and herbs and the surrounding grass. I know I'm violating my new rule for this summer, but I can't stand it!
I set the timer for another 1 1/2 hours and started on dinner.
I peeled an absolutely beautiful eggplant I'd gotten at Westborn last Sunday. I don't care what any chef or heath nut says, the peel tastes tough and bitter to me! Then I cut it into 3/8 inch slices.
I set up my breading station: AP flour, beaten eggs and self rising flour. Next I heated 1/4 inch of canola oil in my cast iron pan. When the oil was ready, I began to fry them up, four slices at a time.
When it was done, each batch went onto a rack, over a cookie sheet lined with paper towels. I hit them immediately with sea salt. When I finished the whole eggplant, I plated the first four and went in to watch TV.
The eggplant was fantastic!!!
I went out and turned off the sprinkler when I heard the timer go off. I came back in and ate two more slices of eggplant. I went to bed around 10:00 PM.