A nice sunny weekend! Part 1

Hi everyone!

Well this last weekend was great! Sorry about the long absence… no promises that it won’t happen again, either 🙂 I just don’t have time while I’m still working but the good news is we probably only have another 6-9 months to go before I can officially be a STAY HOME MOM and won’t that be great! I’m pretending that I’m one today… my little sister got married early last week and I took the entire week off last week and also today.

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long time no write!

I sorta knew this would happen, though. I get so busy with work, keeping up with housework and kids, and also doing projects here and there. I think it’s hard because I don’t blog because I don’t have PICTURES because who wants to read a boring old blog with no pictures???

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Manure & canning jars

So yesterday after we finished at the pumpkin patch, I borrowed my sister’s truck and went up and got a load of manure to put on the garden. There is a guy north of here with a horse farm who will give you free manure and he’ll even load it himself with his tractor!

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Canning potatoes – Experiment # 1

So on Saturday afternoon I canned potatoes! I got a great deal on some nice clean small Yukon Golds the other day and I bought 15 lbs of them for canning. One of our favorite meals is fried potatoes with kielbasa sausage and some sort of veggie, usually broccoli. When I go back to work next week, it’ll be Mr. Hot Stuff’s job to feed the kids and make dinner. Since he isn’t really much of a cook I generally try to have easy stuff on hand for him to throw together. I had the great idea of cutting up potatoes and canning them and then all he’d have to do is drain them, throw in the sausage and veggies and voila – dinner!

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Current Projects

I’ve got a couple projects going right now. Actually one is ongoing and the other I did yesterday. I make homemade pizza probably once a week. I have this great pizza stone I got from my mom and with it’s help I’ve been able to churn out gourmet pizzeria-style pizzas on a weekly basis, much to the joy and delight of my husband. I generally make up a sauce fresh, especially if we want to have a white garlic sauce on our pizza (which is fairly often). However, I did buy a canned pizza sauce a while back and we ran out which made me think… gee, I’m a pretty good cook, why shouldn’t I just make up my own sauce and can it into jars?

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