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Saturday

Today is a rainy day here in Floyd.  It was raining last night when we went to bed and still raining this morning when we got up.  I think it is supposed to rain most of the day.  Julie and Grace have been watching a young neighbor boy occasionally.  He will be coming over today while his parents go to a funeral.  I think it is good experience for them and gives them a little spending money of their own. 

I made several new recipes this week.  The first one was kielbasa with cabbage and noodles.  It was very good.  Last night we got really adventurous and made mexican rice with homemade flour tortillas.  I sauted kielbasa, onions, garlic and mushrooms to serve with the rice and tortillas.  We  ate our supper in the living room while watching a family movie.  The girls helped me with the tortillas.  There really were a lot of fun to make.  A little time consuming but fun.  We will definitely be making them and the rice again. 

Well, I wanted to share the recipes with you all.  We will be having homemade pizza for supper tonight using the pizza dough recipe I used last time.    I hope you all have a great day and God bless.

A Lesson Learned

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We learned a valuable lesson yesterday.  First I’ll start on Friday evening.  As you all know we met at the pastor’s house to begin peeling apples for our apple butter.  We peeled 6 bushel.  We decided to put them in salt water overnight so they would not turn brown.

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On Saturday morning about 8:00, we built the fire and loaded some of the apples into the kettle.  As the apples cooked down, we would add more to the kettle.

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All day we took turns stirring the apples in the kettle.  Fun but hard work.  We had a wonderful day of fellowship with a great meal.  However, we did not get any applebutter.  Before we added the sugar, (Thank you, Lord) we decided to taste the applesauce.  YUCK!!!!!It tasted terrible.  We reviewed all we had done and came to the conclusion our mistake was soaking the apples in the salt water overnight.  The salt reacted with the cooper kettle and the apples were very bitter and metallic tasting.  We ended up throwing them away.  No applebutter, however, we did all have a GREAT time.  It was a lot of fun.  I would do it all again even with the same results.  We are talking about trying again maybe in Oct.  We’ll see. 

Today is a rainy day here in Floyd. No complaints though.   We really need the rain.  Kinda chilly.  Mid 50’s.  We are not having bible study tonight so I think today is a snuggle in and relax evening.  I hope your Sunday will be just as enjoyable.  God bless.