In Blogland Rules, they say you shouldn't make excuses as to why you haven't been blogging, which make no sense to me. When you reach a certain age, which I have, one will push the limit on rules, as I am doing at this moment.
Simply stated I've been so busy gardening, preserving food for winter, and just trying to stay cool, our weather has been almost intolerable, heat wise, the humidity is so high too, when I step outside to water the plants on the porch, I come in dripping with sweat, not perspiration plain old sweat.
Enough excuses for now!
I am usually up by five a.m., coffee and devotions first, then on to the days work, such as yesterday. After the first things first, I put a load of laundry on, then to the kitchen to make mango jam, my goal is to try as many new recipes this year as possible, and this one was a winner. How do I know, I tested it this morning on a slice of toasted raisin bread, so yummy.
I worked on drying more herbs.Here I have oregano, so much fresher than store bought.
We then went to the grocery store as the new weekly ads had come out, Food Lion grocery store had 25% off their Nature,s Promise organic and all natural meats, I got some great deals, once home I washed, froze the meat in trays, then I packaged the meat in Foodsaver bags! My Foodsaver is one appliance I must have, it keeps food fresh so much longer.
Here are some of the bargains I got on the meat, we spent roughly $76.50, more or less in chicken tenders, whole chicken, pork chops, pork ribs, ground beef, steaks. Once packaged I figured, 17 meals of meat dishes for 2 people estimated at 2.25 per person per meal, using organic and all natural meat.
WHEW! I'M NOT DONE YET!
I also worked on organizing one of my pantry closets.
Other than making jam, there is nothing I enjoy more than baking, especially cookies, I made 4 dozen chocolate chip, 4 dozen ginger snap cookies, most went to dear daughter she had asked if I would bake some for the construction workers who are working on their new log home. Homemade cookies are like people they come in all sizes and shapes.
I once again cleaned the kitchen, then on to finishing dinner. After dinner I froze some white seedless grapes I bought on sale for 99 cents per lb. Have you ever eaten frozen grapes, they make the best snacks for long hot summer days, or anytime!These were so sweet, DH and I ate quite a few before I could get them in the freezer.
At this point , I am looking for a shower and my bed.💤💤💤