What a great day! It really didn't start well - this week exhausted me to the point of being weak and shaky this morning - but I ended up accomplishing a few good things.
I went to the thrift store in search of more dishes for freezer meals. I scored a metal pan, a Pyrex 8x8, and a Pyrex medium sized bowl. Total - $4.50. :-)
When I got home from my errands, I found friends at our house. They decided to go for sushi with Nathan. While they were gone, I made our friend Seth the dairy-free peanut butter cookies I'd promised him, for him to pick up when they returned. Since the oven was already hot, I figured I should use up the apples that Nathan wasn't eating. I threw together an apple crisp without a recipe and it turned out to be super yummy.
Then it was time to put up the rhubarb from the garden. I used the same jello-flavored jam recipe I always use. This time I used blackberry and raspberry jello. I canned 5 tasty pints. And thus canning season commenced. Pop, pop, pop!
On Monday we had that huge food event at work. No one wanted onions on their sandwiches, so I brought home the leftover onions and froze 4 gallon bags of onions. On Friday, I brought home the leftover tomatoes. I made a salad tonight to help use them. Lettuce, tomato, boiled eggs, tuna, homemade garlic-ranch dressing, and parmesan cheese.
Love all the yummy herbs! I didn't bother to follow a recipe but it still turned out really flavorful.
What a great way to end a summer day. Barefoot in the garden, picking strawberries, holding up the hem of my ancient denim jumper to act as a basket.