Well, then. This is FOR YOU. To have ;)

Wednesday, May 31, 2006


So, later tonight it is possibly going to hail after being above 85 degrees all day long, isn't that interesting?

On Memorial Day we went to Green Lakes State Park to relax on the beach and ended the day with walking around the lake. There was a greyhound being walked in when we were coming out of the trail and I keep thinking of how precious that dog was. I'd really like to get a dog someday - one that I could take with me walking, even though those beaner dogs are so darn cute, they probably wouldn't make it a block.

It's been a very odd year for bugs. There are a ton of those little catepillars everywhere - at the parkway, near streams, in my grandmother's pool... not sure what is going on with that... OH, and the other day, there was this HUGE ant in my house. I don't think I've ever seen an ant of this size. I was talking with my grandmother about this ant and she mentioned carpenter ants, but I only found one, and he was in the kitchen where it's all tile. Carpenter ants like wood. Guess I'll be on the lookout for sawdust.

Nasty bugs, anyway. You should see the ones that I found near the rose bush... actually, no you shouldn't. Oh, and speaking of that... my grandfather gave me all of his rose bushes this year. So this morning, I'm trying to spray them - he gave me some stuff I'm supposed to put on there so they will not have afids (sp?) - I have no clue. Well, there is this garden sprayer and I can't get the darn thing open to put water in. I tried seriously for a half an hour this morning to break into the container and I realize that it must be childproof, but gosh - I must not be pressing the buttons hard enough and the instructions online do not describe how to open it. If anyone has a clue - it's the flowmaster garden sprayer. I'll mess around more with it - probably tonight. He says that I have to spray them right away otherwise I'll get bugs and rot or something. Oh, my dear delicate flowers :)

Anyway - have to get back to it. Have a good day.


Well, looking at this page, I just have to say that the Tofu Lasagna was ok. It was actually pretty good, but I have not in the mood for a lot of lasagna leftovers, so I ended up freezing the rest of it. The first piece was really good, just as good as the original - well, almost, needed more mozzarella cheese.

Anyway, so it's very hot in this room and I keep on thinking about that - I can't sleep right now because I have a lot on my mind, it's mostly good stuff though. There has been a lot of fun events lately and there is a lot of summer planning that I'm thinking about. In fact, I just booked a cruise - of sorts, like a 4 hour cruise where a band will be playing in NYC. Very exciting - that's in July. Just got the schedule today for ADK as well, so it's very exciting to see all of these possibilities and know that I've already got all of this stuff planned - like I know I will be out of town the first two weekends of July at least and one weekend in August I will be in the Adirondacks for sure, probably hiking Gothics mountain - adding another of the 46 high peaks to my "done" list. Pretty darn cool.
I do need some new hiking boots though.

Ugh. It is indeed hot and I'm rambling on and my thought process has changed about 5 times since I wrote the last sentance.
If you could take a minute to reflect on past times from a moment in the future, would you?

Taste of Syracuse is this weekend!
OK - Guess I should go get some sleep...

Monday, May 22, 2006

Tofu Spinach Lasagna

Tofu Spinach Lasagna

1/2 (or less) pkg. lasagna noodles
1 26oz jar garden Spagetti sauce
1/2 package 15oz Extra Firm Tofu, mashed
1 lb. fresh spinach washed and chopped
1 Tbsp. onion powder
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. dried oregano
2 tsp. dried basil
Parmesan / Romano cheese

Cook noodles. Mix all ingredients except sauce, noodles & parmesann.
Layer in a square cake pan - sauce, noodles, tofu mix, sauce - end with noodles then sauce & top with parmesan.

30 minutes at 350 degrees.

I'll tell you how it tastes tomorrow! ;)

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Alcohol stoves

Anyone ever make the alcohol stoves for camping? I hear they are pretty easy to make & efficient to use for boiling water when you packing light.