I haven't been posting recently as I have been very busy enjoying, making, baking, planting, traveling and loving living with family and friends.
So, here are some interesting events and happenings:
Peanuts, yes peanuts, they add nitrogen to the soil and grow some of my favorite legumes. During the beginning of summer I planted peanuts everywhere in the garden and they grew like crazy, filled in bare spots, bloomed lovely yellow edible flowers, light green colored plants that thrived everywhere and then pegged underground to grow more peanuts. Three weeks ago I harvested the peanuts, dried them on pallets, washed them, roasted them in olive oil and salt, and ate them. Of course, there are absolutely no pictures as I just enjoyed the process.
Last week was a yard clean up and the first sweet potato harvest. No pictures there either however the potatoes are sitting in a paper bag for a while to cure. It will soon be time for sweet potato fries (yummy)and baked sweet potatoes.
Last year we had some Thai chili peppers that were too hot for red pepper flakes, so I made a chili oil for my brother. I have made another chili oil this year. Robb says its great way to add kick to your meat before throwing It on the grill.
I also made two more candles and used a home spun sugar fragrance, they smell divine.
Every Tuesday (Mondays for six weeks) we have started a wonderful family tradition of dinners with my parents. They all come over for dinner, cell phones go in a cell phone basket, we eat and fellowship together and watch a movie. We have watched some great movies: Girls Night Out, Cleopatra, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Julie and Julia, Journey to the Center of the Earth (yes, the original), Blind Side and Second hand Lions. This has to be our favorite night of the week!
I haven't been a great couponer recently, we stick to our budget $70/80/week but now I am trying to buy fresh vegetables, meat, some bulk items at Bjs this last week (not really seeing great deals there except for milk and gas). They accept manufacturer coupons for each item on top of a bjs coupon, but there were none for the items I wanted. There clipless coupons are not really coupons, just sale prices. Applegate meat and cheese seemed a$1 or 2 less in bulk.
We are headed to Disney right now and cannot wait to see Alena and visit the parks.
Hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed holiday season and I will try to post holiday ideas of I have any, they are just not coming to me these days.
peanuts and bananas, piano revital, visit wilth family, sleeping cat and mummifying Barbie....never a slow day....