We had a lot of much needed rain during the first part of the week. We have gotten pretty darn warm and humid again, for a few days. After a day or so, we are supposed to get back to more normal temps in the lower and mid 80's.
It's all good, and helping the garden grow.
Our week was another fairly quiet one. That seems to be the story of our lives lately. It is nice - no drama.
My frugal week:
- I picked a lovely bouquet this week
- I got to work in the large perennial bed for a while (when it was cooler)
- Made a large batch of marinated salad to enjoy for the entire week (still have some)
- Froze chunked zucchini and yellow squash for winter cooking
- Froze more okra
- I did run to store for 2 things. I got a couple bags of onions (for canning stuff) and another gallon of apple cider vinegar (boy that stuff is expensive!)
- Canned 13 jars of sweet relish
- Canned a quart jar of tangy sliced peppers
- Got to mow for the first time in well over 3 weeks (everything was brown before)
- Kept another Parmesan cheese shaker top
- Our neighbor/friend visited another food pantry this week. He is so picky!!!! He received things he would not or could not eat in a timely fashion, so he shared. He gave us 2 large cartons of cottage cheese, a bag of Romaine lettuce, 10 pack of Kettle Corn popcorn (for microwave), a fresh sweet potato pie, 6 apples, and 2 smaller bags of oats - all for FREE
- Picked approx. 23 lbs. of garden produce - 8 lbs. of that was a beautiful cabbage!
- Line dried laundry
Cold sandwiches and chips
Popeye's (yes we did!!!!!)
Enchilada casserole and sliced tomatoes
Poor man Swiss steak, mashed potatoes & salad
Egg/cheese/tomato sandwiches and salad
Zucchini pie (recipe 8/2), smoked sausage & sliced tomatoes
Turkey/cheese sandwiches and salad
G has really been in the mood for sandwiches lately. That is fine for me, as I get a break from cooking! They are always enjoyed.
We ate a lot of cantaloupe (from last week) as a treat after dinners.
I plan on canning coleslaw this week and maybe even making some more kraut. The cabbages are really big and I have plenty. I MAY be able to can some tomato products this week as well - not sure. Then there is jelly! Bring it on!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's canning time at our house!
It seems the cukes and the squash have really slowed down - and other things are producing a lot. The cycle keeps us busy, that is for sure.
Are you starting to can yet? What was your week like? Any great deals?
I pray for each of you, and pray you stay healthy and safe. May you have all you NEED and may your hearts stay warm and caring and giving.
Thank you for coming by.
Blessings from our humble home to yours.