The annuals are still doing well and my new favorite combination of Lantana and purple Angelonia is so pretty. I'm watering every day and I know that by the time August rolls around the flowers will begin to fade and I will, too, from dragging the watering hose to the flower beds and pots. But, I'm enjoying the flowers while they last.
I haven't talked about Stormy in a while. She is still busy keeping an eye on everything and everyone in the house. Here she's perched on the Hoosier cabinet in the kitchen watching Sissy who is on the island. They love to be in the kitchen trying to talk me into giving them a few treats.
I had just gotten home from a grocery shopping trip and had set down a couple boxes of pasta before snapping the above photo. One of those boxes was the tri-colored rotini that I use to make our new favorite pasta dish.
This dish was a big hit at the 4th of July party with everyone. I even had a couple of the men ask their wives to get the recipe. It's a Wallyworld Copycat recipe and I made it again this weekend. It's quick and easy.
Broccoli Cheddar Pasta Salad
1 medium head of broccoli, chopped into small florets
1 medium red onion, diced fine
2 cups mayonnaise
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (I used 1 1/2 TB)
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 box tri-colored rotini pasta
Cook pasta in salted water according to directions on box.
Drain and rinse with cold water to cool before adding other ingredients.
I also sprinkle in a little olive oil after rinsing
to keep pasta from sticking.
Wash the broccoli well and chop into small florets. Dice
the onion fine and then mix the onions and broccoli into
the pasta. Add the cheddar cheese to the mixture, mixing
In a medium bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sugar and
cider vinegar, stirring well. Pour over the pasta and
mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
I will be heading to the Big Town later this morning for another shot in my eye for the macular degeneration which is developing in my left eye. It will be my fourth shot.
It's not a pleasant procedure, but it's bearable and I'll be going alone this trip. Since they dilate my eyes to examine them thoroughly each time, it makes driving a bit more difficult especially in bright sunshine. So I'll be hanging around town waiting for my vision to improve before driving the 30 something miles home.
If it appears that I'm neglecting my blog friends, it's not because I'm not interested. It's because there is always something that seems to keep me away from the computer. Summertime is a busy time and I'm sure it is for you, too. Do you find it hard to keep up with blogging lately? And if you have a good tip for being able to do it all without cutting back on blogging, let us all know!
Happy Monday to you!