Yesterday morning, my mom and I got up bright and early in the cool, 62 degrees morning to finally plant our plants that had been sitting in those Lowe’s plastic bags for the past two weeks. Thank goodness they didn’t die! We have an assortment of green, red, and orange bell peppers, aloe vera plants, dill, cilantro, basil, lots of pink and purple and orange flowers, strawberries, tomatoes, red hot chile peppers that I picked out myself because nobody else wanted them, and chamomile that I planted from seeds. It was so fun and relaxing. Too bad I didn’t have a tree to plant for Earth Day, but I think I did good enough!
Who knew aloe vera plants spread like wildfire?! We started out with one and now we have about 8!
These were planted in a special strawberry pot with holes in the sides of it. But the first time I picked up the pot, full of dirt, by the holes, the top broke off from the bottom! Lesson learned.
You can make your own tea out of this!
The destination for most our flowers and other pretty plants.
Huzzah! The fruits of labor have finally been brought down to me from the Heavens!
A couple of weeks ago, I started growing a dill plant straight from the seed! I almost never start from a seed, and when I do, it usually doesn’t work. I’m so excited! I have a bunch of other seeds for different plants that I’m going to start to grow this afternoon. They’re easy things like other spices, microgreens, strawberries, and of course flooooooooowers! Starting a garden really makes it feel like Spring!
It was my dad’s birthday last Wednesday, so me, my brother and my mom made him a cake. A strawberry lemon cake, to be precise. Now I will teach you how to make this elegant dessert.
For the cake I just used a Betty Crocker mix of Lemon Cake and followed the box directions.
Home-Made Cream Cheese Icing:
2 Packages of Philidephia Low Fat Cream Cheese
1 Stick of Butter (or 1/4 of a cup)
A medium to large bowl
A Stirring utensil such as a whisk
Directions, Put cream cheese and butter into the bowl and stir until well blended. Spread icing mixture onto the top of the cake. Place strawberries all over the place. Slice into pieces and serve. This cake is good hot or cold, I would prefer cold, though.
I’ve finally found a solution to the question:
What can I do with all of my yogurt cups?
I love yogurt. It’s pretty close to the top of my list for best foods in the entire world, right next to hummus and pita bread. In the future, when I get my own living area that’s not my parents house, I can see myself almost living off of yogurt.
But, what am I going to do with those cups of plastic? You’re probably thinking, “Just recycle them!”. The thing is, they seem like they could be used for something more… useful. So, I sat around and thought while I ate my yogurt. Here’s what I came up with!
For dessert a few nights back, my family and I made these Rice Krispy Treats. Except instead of Rice Krispy’s we used Cheerios that had been laying around the kitchen forever because nobody likes plain Cheerios by themselves.
The only problem with this was that while everyone was eating, we tasted something weird. Soon, we had come to the concensus that this recipe would have tasted alot better, if the Cheerios hadn’t been stale. Eww.
In case you want to know how to make this dessert, it’s exactly the same as Rice Krispy Treats except when it says put Rice Krispies in, just put in Cheerios. Finally, keep in mind that Cheerios have waaay more vitamins than Rice Krispy Treats, too, for your children and such.
Yesterday, I went with my mommy to take my American shorthair cat, Oliver, to the vet’s. He fell off the fence and scraped his little foot and we were worried about him because a couple months ago, he almost had to get his leg chopped off because it was so badly infected. But, we went to an awesome vet and they fixed him. Now he has both of his legs and is back in order.