Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Tasty Month of August!

Welcome to the Tasty Month of August!!! Are you surprised to "see" me? I'm a little surprised myself:) You see, I started putting this month's dates together way back in June in anticipation of Tabitha and Noah's arrival. (Yes Michele and Jason too:) However, I just didn't get around to finishing it until last night. So, I posted it on Facebook when it was done and figured I'd leave it at that. Well, I changed my mind this morning, hey a girl can change her mind you know, lol...and decided I would post it on this blog for those of you who are not on Facebook. So, here it is, The Tasty Month of August!

My intention was to make it "clickable" like the one I did a while back but, that didn't happen. Perhaps next month if I'm up to it:) Talking about being "up to it," I'm doing really well these days feeling pretty good with the minimum use of medication. As for my shoulder, well it has mended well and I am now in the process of going to physical therapy. UG! Physical therapy, for those of you who have been spared the pain, is NOT fun!!! It's okay though because the physial therapist is very nice and she keeps telling me she's "torturing" me for my own good. It seems to be working.

Michele and her family arrived mid July and will be visiting until mid August. At the moment, they are on their way to Pittsburg to pick up my son-in-law Jason at the airport and will be spending the night in Pittsburg visiting Jason's sister. They all will be back tomorrow. I miss them already. As you can imagine, it has been pretty hectic around here and the time is flying by way to quickly!!! On August 12th we are having a family barbecue and friends and relatives from New York will be coming up to celebrate!!! I'm planning the menu or should I say I keep changing the menu plans, lol...one dish I know is certain is Carrot Raisin Salad! For some reason I have this longing for Carrot Raisin Salad so as of now, that's the only salad I'm sure of, lol...I'm prety sure potato and macaroni salad will make the cut too although, I also having an insatiable craving for Mac and Cheese. I made some last week and it was dee...li...cious...! I may need to make it again. Nope, forgot to take pictures. I will tell you though, I used loose sausage in the cheese sauce and it worked out really, really well!!! If I make it again, I'll try to take a click:)

Before I forget, I should also mention there are a few worthy monthly celebrations going on for the entire month of August. My favorite as you may suspect is Brownies at Brunch Month but we also have, Goat Cheese Month, National Peach Month, Panini Month and Catfish Month just to name a few. Yes siree, August sure is one heck of a tasty month!!! So you be sure and enjoy each and every day and every single morsel.

The garden is growing like crazy this year. Unfortunately, it has once again managed to get away from me due to the lack of weeding. Mike has been a huge help but he really doesn't know the difference between a weed or a plant. Sometimes, I can't even tell. My sisters came up to help in the garden but neither of them has much of a green thumb either. So, as they say, it is what it is...

While I was strolling in the back of the garden today, I happened upon two more monarch caterpillars. I posted the one I found the other day on Facebook and here are the two I found today.

One day they will grown up to look like this:) (If you want Monarchs in your garden, don't forget to plant some sort of Milkweed


As for surprises in the garden this year, we have a few. Some rogue tomato plants seem to be thriving, and for some strange reason, the Magnolia bush seems to be blooming again. Granted it's only one bud right now but after careful inspection, there just may be a few more.

So, that's about it for today. I'm sorry I can't tell you when I will be back with my next post. My intention is to try to prepare another calendar for the month of September. We'll see how that goes. Thank you so much for visiting. I miss you all very, very much. I'm so happy to be able to connect with some of you on Facebook. If you're on Facebook look for me as Louise Vee! Until next time, stay well my friends (don't forget friendship day and sister's day:) Enjoy each and every single moment God has given you because you just never know!!! #EverydayisagiftfromGod...Louise:)


  1. I actually printed out your calendar from Facebook, so I'll be referring to it for ideas ;-)

    I'm so glad to see you; love your garden pictures. As for weeds, oh, well, that's something you can look forward to taking care of next year. I"m really happy that your shoulder is on the mend! Happy August, Louise.

  2. lovely to see you pop up on the reader - wish our august was as tasty but it is the time of year that is slim pickings (unless you include a doughnut fest we are visiting to please sylvia) - enjoy your garden and your family and every precious moment!

  3. Hi Louise,
    Great to see your post! Really happy to hear that you are doing well. Wish you all the best with the physical therapy, which I'm sure is not fun. Keep your chin up and your shoulder will be healed before you know it! It is wonderful that your daughter and family are visiting you. Tabi is getting prettier! It is great that you have help with your garden. Beautiful flowers!
    Take care Louise, and thank you for the August Tasty Month of Events!

  4. I'm so delighted to see a post from you, Louise! And you've given me loads on inspiration with your tasty August calendar. Glad you're doing better!!! xoxo

  5. Hi, Louise!

    So glad to ‘see’ you back again and to hear that you are on the mend!
    About the garden - sometimes the weeds are prettier than the intentional plants :)

    Enjoy your time with your family ~

  6. Yay! I'm glad all is well with you.

  7. Glad to see you post! And glad the torture is paying off. :-) Anyway, super calendar. Happy you posted it here -- I'm on Facebook, but really don't spend that much time on it (a few minutes a week) so I miss a lot of stuff.

  8. Hi Louise, welcome back, good to see you in action even thou if its once a month posting.. better than non at all. :)) I'm also posting once a month only cos too many things to do, too little time.

    Glad to know that you're recovering. GOD blessed, you will be fine.Enjoy your time with your family and friends. Happy gardening.


  9. Always love those flowers you've been posting in FB. Glad all's well with you, dear. Potato macaroni salad sounds good to me too! Enjoy your weekend! xoxo

  10. So, so good to see a post up. We planted lots of milk weed and then I think I have some wild native milkweed under some of our pines. Love that you found the caterpillars. Please take care and enjoy our garden and rogue plants! :)

  11. Louise my dear I am so happy to hearing from you again! I love the flowers you post and I am so happy things are good for you! Take care my friend and don't be a stranger!

  12. Louise! You're back!!! Don't know what sent me over here today just to check, but lucky me, I get to read an August post. So glad you are doing well with your busy busy life. Don't forget it is Coffee Month this month! Keep well, my internet friend :)

  13. I'm so behind on my blog reading!!

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  15. Hi Louise! It's nice to see you blogging. Glad to hear your shoulder is on the mend. The garden pictures are beautiful and the mac & cheese using sausage sounds tasty!

  16. i'm so glad you're feeling good! physical therapy is definitely not fun, but the results can be amazing and i wish you luck and strength! hooray for prolific gardens! :)

  17. Happy to hear (more) from you and that you are feeling (generally) well. Your garden woes sound like mine, but this late, I think I am going to let the weeding go until next year! We do have lots of milkweed in the field part of our yard "up north" and it makes me feel good to know that (maybe) it will be good habitat! I still remember how many butterflies flew around in my youth and am sad my kids have never seen that.


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