Not here...not today. lol This is a sink full of pumpkin from yesterday. One of 4 or 5 sinkfulls (I'm too tired to remember) that I seeded, cut, steamed and peeled. They went into a big cooking pot by the end of the day, and out into the mud room overnight because I couldn't do another thing. This morning around 9, the Irishman carried the big pot in for me and I put it on the stove (on top of a diffuser as not to scorch the pumpkin) and turned it on a medium heat and waited. And Waited. AND WAITED. Finally it got hot all the way through and I put the first batch in the canner...7 quarts. I have at least another 7 quarts left to do, and maybe more. It's 3 in the afternoon now. And the quarts have to pressure can process for 90 minutes.
God help me.
In between times, I have mopped and vacuumed everything. Made a 5 gallon batch of laundry soap. Did 3 loads of laundry. Cleaned the chicken coop. The Irishman came home hungry and I said "Good luck. I think there's enough leftover meatloaf for a sandwich." There was and he found it and ate. I hung the dogs blankets outside on the line to dry. Hope they dry. I still need to dust...but that might wait until tomorrow. I'm running out of gas. lol
Thinking about what to make for supper...and think I'll run out back and harvest a bunch of greens...I have kale and beets and chard and spinach...and saute those. I'm also going to roast a big pan of assorted root vegetables, including sweet potatoes, potatoes, carrots, turnips and onions and garlic. I ave both leftover quinoa and brown rice in the fridge, so I'll serve the greens over that with a sprinkling of romano cheese (I think I'm out of parm) and all the nice roasted veggies on the rest of the plate. I roast them with just a little EVOO and sea salt, and they are so great like that. I might m,ake a small batch of pumpkin soup to go with it too...why not? I have plenty of pumpkin. lol
We had such a lovely end-of-discussion-session potluck this Thursday past. I wound up making soba noodles with lemon grass and coconut milk. I put in some steamed broccoli, some carrots, ginger, garlic and edamame. It looked beautiful and tasted really good. We had a butternut soup that was out of this world. A magnificent pear, feta and almond salad, a yummy broccoli and rice casserole, outstanding artisan bread, and 2 desserts--spice bars and a garbanzo bean brownie/chocolate cake thingy--both were incredible. A lovely minted water to drink and assorted herbal teas. I am so blessed to know such wonderful people who cook such FINE food !!!! We had a great time and sadly, won't get together again until after the first of the year. Which is okay--the holidays are a great time to take a break....but I love this group and the things we do.
Well...better get out back and get those greens. It will be dark before I know it and it's much easier to garden in broad daylight. lol I watched a great you tube that I will try to post on here about Biointensive Gardening. It's kinda what we do.
Have a great weekend everyone!!!