Friday, November 4, 2011

Flowers and Food

Plant Troubles:    I bought this plant about four months ago (I forget now what the name of the plant is).  It's sprouting outwards on the side - long healthy branches w/pretty little flowers, but the center is beginning to die...starting at the top and slowly working you can see in the picture on the right.  Should I cut the dead stuff off?  Will that stop it from eventually continuing through the entire plant?  Welcome any suggestions!  :)
French Egg and Bacon Sandwich                                        Ingredients
2 eggs, beaten
4 slices bread
4 slices bacon
2 eggs
1/2 cup maple syrup
Dip bread slices in beaten eggs. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Cook until browned on both sides. Set aside but keep warm.  Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside. Reserve 1 tablespoon of bacon grease in pan and fry remaining two eggs. Place one piece of French toast on each of two plates. Place the fried eggs on top of the bread, top the eggs with strips of bacon. Cover with the remaining pieces of French toast. Following that by pouring on the syrup.
Feta Cheese Foldovers

3 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion
8 ounces feta cheese
1 egg
1 (17.5 ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 egg yolk
In a small bowl, beat egg yolk with 1 teaspoon water. Crumble cheese, and blend with green onions and egg. Cut pastry into twelve 3 inch squares. Place a mounded tablespoon of filling in the center of each square. Moisten edges with water, and fold pastry over filling to form a triangle. Press edges together firmly with a fork to seal. Brush tops lightly with egg mixture. Cover, and chill until ready to bake. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees) for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm, or at room temperature.

Homemade Pizza Crust...and whatever topping you like! :)
Sandy Lane (from church) gave me this yeast packet for pizza crust. We tried it the other day...very good, cheaper than buying from store or restaurant, and SO easy!


Kevin W said...

Well the plant looks like a suculant type of plant like an ice plant or an ivy geranium .How offten do you water and has it been frosty outside? I would cut off the dead parts, but it may not stop it from turning brown . Move it inside near a window also.

Anne said...

The only indoor plant I have ever gotten to live more then a month is my christmas cactus. But I would love all of those meals you made. French toast is my favorite breakfast and the other ingredients w/it is a good twist. Yummy!!!! I have made something with the ingredients of the foldovers before but in a springform pan many many years ago.

Candace said...

I have outdoor and indoor plants...this plant is an indoor plant and has been on my kitchen window sill since I bought it(light morning sun). I'll try cutting the dead stems off, but I don't think I'll touch the main center stem...yet.
The Feta Cheese Foldovers are delightfully appetizing!

Kristin said...

The pizza I would for sure like to make. I am not a huge french toast fan. I think its because we used to make french toast down at the red house when we would go there to fix up the house and I didn't like it then. The fold overs look amazing! I am there with mama with the plants. I can't get anything to grow. Kevin is amazing. He can get anything to grow and everything he touches just blossoms.

Candace said...

I'm pretty good w/plants and flowers, but this plant has me's flourishing and blooming outward and dying at the top...

Katie said...

Well, I'm not good with plants at all so I have no suggestions. I had a beautiful orchid here at the office and after 2 weeks of being here it looks like a dead stick in a pot of dirt.

I'm not good at cooking either but your meals sure look delicious, Candace! I would definitely LOVE the french toast thing and I love anything with bread and cheese so the foldovers look yummy too!