Hello, friends. Here's to a fresh new year, full of joy, peace and harmony. On New Years Eve, I cooked two of our bags of okra. I tried a new recipe for sweet & spicy cauliflower, as I'd recently had some that was wonderful. This recipe wasn't quite there, but I have two more recipes to try. On New Years Day, I harvested collards, and prepared them along with black eyed peas. I hadn't ground any corn, so we had sweet potatoes instead of the traditional cornbread. We had a couple of warm days in the upper 60's. We didn't need heat one night, and opened windows for fresh air. While the wood stove was cooled off, J took advantage, and cleaned it and the stovepipe out. I had gone to Big Lots with a $10 off $50 coupon, hoping to stock up on olive oil for soap making. They did not have what I needed, so I bought one bottle of olive oil and a jar of olives. I went across the road to Aldi's, and got a better deal on olive oil. I typically buy tins of olive oil, but have not found any sales this year, and used up all I had stocked up.
Laundry was dried on the line. Hand washed clothing was caught up, and hung on the line. Needing to replenish a supplement, I took advantage of a 15% off sale, and went through ebates for an additional 6%. I made lentil soup, using one of the jars of lentils I recently canned. Salad was made to go along, as well as bread, which used the last of the wheat I had ground. The bread was an oops, as J is trying some changes to relieve his allergies, and yeast is a no no right now. It's a little interesting, with the dietary changes we're both trying to adhere to, but hopefully, it will be worth it in the long run. All veggie scraps were added to the broth bag. I used the wood stove to help melt oils for soap making, and to make suet for the birds. I received an offer on amazon to do a review of an item I recently purchased, for a $3 gift card. I received the GC the next day. I'm missing points on swagbucks, and wrote them again, at the 90 day mark, as they requested. Hopefully, the third time will be the charm.
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