Hello, friends. When our company left Saturday afternoon, I gathered up the bags of frozen vegi scraps, and put them in two pots on the woodstove. I strained the scraps out on Sunday, and let it cook down until Monday, then canned it. There are 14 more pints of broth added to the pantry shelves. While keeping an eye on the canner, I sat at the kitchen table and finished writing my holiday cards. Canning water was used to water plants once it cooled. The last of the tromboncino squash was used in pasta sauce, along with homegrown herbs, onions and tomatoes. A "pumpkin" pie was made using our cheese wheel squash and eggs. Laundry was dried on the line.
|waiting for their evening walk|
Much of the week was spent getting ready for the annual Handmade Holiday show. Though it turned out to be a gray and rainy day, there was still good attendance at the show. Lots of soap found new homes, a few natural deodorants and shower tabs too. Several friends dropped by that I don't often see, which is always a pleasure. I tried two new recipes on Sunday, one for sweet potato muffins. The recipe said you could use banana if you didn't have the full 3 cups of sweet potato. They were good, but the banana pretty much overpowered the sweet potato, so next time I'll try it with just the sweet potatoes. The other was The Prudent Homemaker's taco soup. Even if you're not especially interested in frugal living, I recommend checking out her recipes. I've tried many of them, and every one has been excellent. The taco soup was amazingly quick and easy to make, and we both thought delicious. Wishing you a great week!