Gardening, Home Improvement, Lunch Downtown Colorado Springs, and Fishing in Deckers

I am still irritated that I waited so long to bring my tomato plants out to the junkyard where there’s full sun. I liked them so much on the deck! Anyhow, they totally kicked ass in the past month. They’re huge, even the ones I started from seeds. There are a few tomatoes and lots of flowers but I don’t think I’ll wind up getting much cuz it’s cold now.


The other day was really nice so we went for a long bike ride.


Stopped for lunch at East Coast Deli which for some reason doesn’t have a website. Their egg salad sandwiches are the best thing ever.

Their rueben was really good, too. Not all huge like they can sometimes be.

It was really nice outside on Friday so we went about 45 miles up into the mountains to Deckers and DM did some fishing on the South Platte River. I sat and read magazines on the shore while he fished.

I never trust the weather here so I wore a long sleeved shirt and was way too hot. So DM gave me his tee shirt. LOL. He said he looked like a hillbilly in this outfit with no shirt on, and he did, so I had to have a picture.


He even caught four fish! He threw them back tho.

I made some roasted veggies the other night. I make them all the time but usually just mix them all up in a big pile. This time I separated them and I thought they looked pretty so here they are. Exciting!

Since it’s so cold here today and supposed to get to freezing tonight I brought a bunch of my plants inside. All the herbs I put in the kitchen and the tomatoes I put in the outside hallway. It’s still cold out there but not as bad as the actual outside and it gets pretty decent light from the window. We’ll see. I might put them back outside next week if the weather is nice again. The herbs are probably in for the winter, tho. Hopefully they won’t die in there.

I got this little cart in Amarillo on our way back from Dallas. Cute, huh?

Home Cookin’, East Coast Deli, Downtown Colorado Springs

Apparently tomato sandwiches are pretty popular in some parts of the country but I’d never heard of them. I read about them on The Kitchn and then I made one and it was pretty good. Could use some lettuce, and maybe some cheese, tho….:)

We made chocolate souffle the other night. Yum.

We were out doing errands the other day and got cranky/starving so we stopped in to this place we’ve passed a million times.

The burgers came with onions on them which you know are so NOT my fave. They were easy to take off and left just an onion essence, hehe.

The burgers were really good, but the buns were a little chewy. The fries were delish tho.

The next day we went for a bike ride and a picnic. Last week we went for a bike ride and sat down by a pond on a blanket but there was no food so technically it wasn’t a PICNIC.

But this time we went to East Coast Deli and got some sandwiches. I had egg salad which was really good! DM got turkey on rye. We sat in the park right downtown.

More plant pics. I don’t have any pics today of the tomatoes that I moved out to the sunny junk yard but they already have flowers! I should have moved them WAY earlier in the season. Doh.

The other night I made homemade fried chicken, and baked sweet potato fries.

Then yesterday confetti corn from The Barefoot Contessa, with slight modifications

For breakfast we had figs with chevre and honey. I bought the figs for something else and didn’t use them so I found this recipe online and it was really good.