Monday, August 22, 2011

Last Weeks Theme? Food!

If ever a week had a theme, it was this week.  The whole week felt like it centered around one thing - FOOD!

Monday was picking food from the garden.  Monday was also securing half a cow so we could add beef to our freezer cache.  Tuesday was canning said food from the garden.  Wednesday was freezing more food from the garden.  Thursday was husking, boiling and freezing corn, making pickles, and making jelly.  Friday was not necessarily food related unless you count picking up a paycheck so we could pay for food :o)  Saturday was go to town to get groceries day (boo) and Sunday was making bread and getting food gifts!

Here is our week in pictures:

Here are some of the green beans and pickles.  It's a good thing all that hard work also looks pretty on a shelf or it just might be not worth it.  :o)

Just one of the pounds and pounds of corn that came through this kitchen.  It sure is yummy!  The one lesson corn taught me is that it really is not so bad to process green beans after all.  Ugh removing the silk is a pain in the patoosky!

MMMM, MMMMM, MMMMM  Remember that little ditty on Sesame Street?  Where the little girl dances around with her big ol' "M" and sings "Me and my M we go mmmm, mmmm, mmmm"?  Well me and my everything go mmmm, mmmm, mmmm with this yummy apple cider jelly.  So, so yummy!

And these delicious looking things were a present received Sunday.  A brother and sister in our congregation make their own BBQ sauce and on Sundays they cook up a ton of ribs and sell them from their house.  This week he showed up at our house with a big huge tin full of them and said he had made too much this week.  Happy us!  These are delicious!

And finally this yumminess.  Reuben and Aubrei have squash coming out of their ears so we try and help them out by taking some.  I have been wanting to try zucchini bread so that solves the green squash but what about yellow?  I found this blog with a recipe for blueberry yellow squash bread.  Hmmm, that sounds yummy.  The best part is the only dairy contained in this bread was the butter.  So I substituted that out for some vegetable shortening so that my sis-in-law who has to be milk deprived for a little while could try some.  General consensus was super yum and must make this again.  It is really oh so good.  This weekend I found a pick-your-own blueberry place so later this week we are headed out for more blueberries and make up a bunch of these little goodies.

I guess last week's theme could just as easily have been "YUM"!


  1. This may seem like a silly question, but why did you go grocery shopping?

    Send some of your apple cider jelly this way please!

  2. I had to go to the grocery store for all the other stuff.

    I will send you some jelly. Although it is dangerous. You might die it is so good!

    Love ya big sis!