This is what I woke up to this morning :
~I harvested apples, blackberries, tomatoes and some fresh thyme and sage.
~The fresh thyme and sage were dried to use later.
~Jeff took down the fencing from around the blackberry bushes to make harvesting easier now since Caesar is no longer here and able to steal them all right off the bush.
~I made lemon chicken pasta and added fresh thyme, squash, cut up cherry tomatoes, red bell peppers and garlic to it. Very yummy and it only used one large chicken breast cut up into bite sized pieces. We even had leftovers for another meal.
~Roses were cut from our rosebushes to make a pretty bouquet for in the house.
~Leftovers for lunch.
~Ordered a new hose for Jeff's CPAP machine online. It was cheaper even with shipping than buying it locally.
~Jeff added to the compost pile with the grass clipping from mowing and the apples that fell off the apple tree.
~Jeff took a 5 gallon bucket and drilled a few holes in the bottom of it. He then put it at the base of each of the new fruits tree and filled it with water. I learned that trees really like this because the water goes deeper down than if you just spray some water on it.
~I had one thawed chicken breast in the refrigerator and turned it into some delicious orange chicken to be served over rice. I also threw some red pepper strips in there for added color and nutrition.
~Jeff made a batch of brownies.
~Jeff had leftover pancakes for breakfast.
~We had the engine light come on in my car so we got that checked out for free.
~Jeff and I had leftovers for dinner.
~I had a bagel with cream cheese and some pears slices for a late night snack.
~I watched a video about how to make homemade herb salts and another on how to preserve cherry tomatoes in olive oil...I want to try to do both.
~Watered in the evening again.
~I made some homemade hummus...I like it way better than store bought. Another experiment that turned out great!
~I made 22 homemade burritos and froze most of them for future meals.
~Using up some yellow squash to make a squash casserole. One of my favorites.
~Two more loaves of bread were made.
~Tomatoes and blackberries were harvested.
~I took a short walk, a very short walk.
~I made some homemade herb salt with herbs from our garden. It should be delicious on all kinds of meats and even in pasta dishes this Fall and Winter. I got the idea from The Elliott Homestead blog. https://theelliotthomestead.com/2020/08/homemade-flavored-salts/
~I used the lemon that I got the lemon rind from for the salts to make lemonade with. I also cut the juiced rind and put that down the garbage disposal to clean and deodorize it.
~Jeff ordered the part for our hot tub to fix it and is having it sent up for free with the company he works for.
~Our order came in from Walmart in a huge box. We are keeping the box for Steven to make a fort with.
~Jeff's birthday!!! All he wanted from me was his favorite meal. I made teriyaki meatloaf, roasted garlic potatoes and diced up some fresh pears to go with it.
~I found the perfect birthday card for Jeff in my greeting card stash.
~Jeff's work gave him a very nice birthday card and goodie bag. They really are sweet!
~Jeff made out very well gift wise. He already was given Chris's old truck for his birthday and Jaysn and Rachel gave us that money that I mentioned in another post. Josh then gifted his father with a really nice gun and ammo. Yes, those kids love and adore their Dad...we are so blessed!
~I whittled down my grocery stock up on what ingredients I could substitute in recipes based on what I had on hand.
~I figured out a way to make our favorite broccoli cheese Rice a Roni with plain rice and some bulk broccoli cheese soup mix that I bought on clearance awhile back.
~More cherry tomatoes were harvested.
~Jeff worked on fixing the leak in the hot tub.
~Uncle Bob came over and gave us some tomatoes and cucumbers from his garden.
~I took one of the very ripe tomatoes that Uncle Bob gave us and made tomato cream gravy to go over toast for my dinner.
I hope that everyone has a safe and covid free weekend!