This has been one busy month. The bulk of the canning and preserving is all finished at last. The 15 quarts of kraut turned out beautifully
I pickled sweet banana peppers in a variety of ways
Been working like crazy ... not really, lol, but it seems like it. I really miss the old days when I could do anything I wanted anytime I wanted. (Except, of course, I didn't have the $$ to do anything.) Life was simpler. lol But I'm not complaining...
Anyhoo...we still have sweet potatoes to dig in about a month..and there are still bell peppers and tomatoes out there. Their ripening has slowed way down with the cool temps that have been upon us the past week or so. Last night the temps got down to the forties. Today I have sweat pants on. Yesterday we had a District picnic and it was cold and rainy...my nose was running and my fingers were like ice. It was good to see a lot of people I have been missing.
I will probably (maybe) make chow-chow with the green 'maters and stuff left in the garden. Or maybe I'll make some batches of vegetable soup to can...that's always a good thing to have on hand. I'm trying not to buy any more lids or jars...well...maybe just one more package of lids of each size..but no more !! I do want to cook up and can some pinto beans and great northerns to have on hand, and a jar or 3 of black beans would be good too. Sigh....this could go on and on, couldn't it? lol
Baked an old recipe cake last night for a birthday celebration...it's an Oatmeal Cake...the recipe given to me by an old neighbor almost 40 years ago. The recipe card is old and yellowed and the ink is faded so you can barely read it. lol I was amazed at how many of the men loved that cake. 2 guys asked for the recipe!! lol It has a broiled pecan and coconut frosting on it. yum!
OKay--have to run. Just got a call from the boss and she needs me to meet her in town before I head down to the noon meeting for another birthday celebration.
I'll get back here soon....I hope.