Hello everyone! I thought I would tell you all a little about our trip yesterday. I did not get any pictures-sorry. We didn’t actually go down into the town of Mt. Airy so we didn’t see any Andy Griffith stuff. We did have a great time though. We left here about 8:30 yesterday morning and got home about 6:00. A full day. We stopped at lots of produce stands. They were all stocked with beautiful fall mums, pumpkins and such. We ate lunch at Libby Hill. We enjoyed it a lot. We then walked around inside the Mayberry Mall for a while and had ice cream as a treat while in the mall. On the way home, we stopped at a few more produce/farmer market type places. Hubby bought 2 knives that he thinks will be good knives for working up deer and other meats. I bought 10 lbs of pintos, 5 lb. kidney beans, 4 lb. black beans, 3 lb. yellow eyed beans, some white sweet potatoes and a cushaw. I am hoping to can most of the beans to have on hand when I need them quickly.
We are working on our last sack of apples today. I am ready to start canning something else (beans, soups, and chili). Temperatures here are beautiful. Much cooler with lots of sunshine (after our downpour the other day). Dave, Jess and kids are coming up tomorrow. The pastor has a clay shoot at his house every year. Dave and Hubby are going to it while the rest of us go check out some yard sales and maybe a trip to Michaels. Jess has requested an oatmeal pie for tomorrow. I plan on making that this evening. It is a very good pie that tastes like pecan pie, just less expensive to make.
Well, I guess that is about all that’s happening here. I hope you all have a great day and God bless.
My first post on the Mac without assistance. I believe I can do this! I thought I would share a picture of my clematis. I think it is very pretty this year. Very exciting day today. We will finish language for the year. Yeah! I will be spending most of my day washing clothes. The wringer will get a work out today. We have had rain all week. I put off during the laundry hoping for sun today. We’ll see. Right now it doesn’t look too promising. The wringer is kinda fun to use though and I am getting faster at it. It requires more attention than the automatic machine. Last nights supper was baked chicken, green beans, stuffing, sweet potatoes and home made rolls. Watermelon for dessert. I am experimenting with using less salt in our food as I have been having some high blood pressure issues. I marinaded the chicken in a Mrs. Dash marinade(no salt). It was really good. I have a cookbook that tells how to make different types of seasonings. The other night I made a taco seasoning to use on our chicken tacos. (Chicken was on sale this week at our local grocery) I did not put any salt in the seasoning and honestly could not tell it was not there. Here is the recipe I used: 2 tsp minced onion, 1 tsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp cornstarch, 1/2 tsp crushed dried red pepper, 1/2 tsp minced garlic, 1/2 tsp ground cumin, 1/4 tsp dried oregano. If you want to use salt, the recipe calls for l tsp. As I said, I used no salt and could not miss it. I got this recipe from my (and Jessica’s) all time favorite cookbook. ”Mennonite Country-Style Recipes & Kitchen Secrets” by Esther H. Shank. This is a marvelous cookbook. If I had to choose only one cookbook to use, it most definitely would be this one. Well, my friend the wringer, is calling to me. Take care and God bless.
The ice storm did come on Christmas morning. Not as much as they predicted but enough to do damage. So far, Praise God, we still have electricity. As you can tell from one of the pictures, one limb is hanging over the power line. George will have to work on this after the ice stops. Christmas dinner did occur. Lots of good food. Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, baked beans, sweet potatoes and homemade rolls. I wish all the family could have been together to enjoy it. Oh well, I guess we’ll just have to eat another big meal next weekend. Life is tough sometimes. Today has been spend playing board games, cards, and other fun activities. I pray your Christmas has been as enjoyable as mine. Maybe next post, I’ll put something summery and cheerful. God Bless.
Today has been a really good day. We had a quest speaker at church and he did such a great job. A very humble man with a desire to preach the Word. It was one of those days when you really didn’t want church to end. Tonight we continue our Daniel study. We’re almost finished with it and then we will begin Revelation. A very hard book to understand. Tonight’s menu is sloppy joes, mashed potatoes, cole slaw, sweet potatoes, and who knows what else. I am taking some hot pepper jelly with cream cheese on ritz crackers. I know it doesn’t sound too good but it really is delicious. Well we better get going. God Bless.