Yesterday was a busy one.
I canned more applesauce (5 jars). It’s not hard work per se, just time-consuming. For this applesauce, you don’t need to peel the apples, just quarter or half and then into a big pot. Cook until tender. Then you put thru a food mill. If you do any canning a food mill is really necessary. Then into the sterilized jars and water bath for 20 minutes. Overall time is about 2 1/2 hours.
I also went to the gym and then Safeway for a few things.
When I got home I decided to can the tomatoes that were ripe. Again tomatoes aren’t hard it’s just time-consuming. I plop them in boiling water so the skins loosen up and then into the food mill. The result is fairly watery but I then cook the sauce for a few hours so it thickens. Then into jars and pints take about 35 minutes. I put 2 tablespoons of lemon juice in the pints as I read the amount for quarts. Overall time about 3 hours.
Any canners out there with advice?? I’m assuming it’s okay. It tasted fine.
By then I was kinda exhausted. But later was on a roll and cleaned out the freezer of a bunch of stuff no one is going to eat and the fridge some too.
My dishwasher was packed with pyrex containers:)
I decided to not walk this morning even though I wanted to. I just felt tired and not too enthused to head out. Tomorrow will be fine. Plus I’m back to 5 days a week and my foot feels a lot better. Some days I feel some stress on the top of my foot where the fracture was.
Today, I’m going to do just a few errands in town. I need a bag of ground coffee from Starbuck for camping. I might go into Target for a few things too, but that’s not critical.
B is in Chico for co-op work so he will go to Costco for some of the stuff we need. I appreciate that he can do this as it saves me a trip down to Roseville.
All the house chores are done. the bathroom zone is always fairly quick( 10 minutes) because it’s small and decluttered. We have a walk buddy in the park that was always there when we were…in the dark,rain,wind, etc. Starting about 6 months ago, we hadn’t seen him. Then he finally showed up and we stopped to chat, and turns out he fell in his shower/tub and BROKE his back. So on our to-do list is take out the claw foot tub and put a walk in shower. Our tub is lovely but probably a danger for’ getting older folks’. We only have the one bathroom so I will miss a tub. But better to miss a tub than risk a fall and broken whatever.
Dinner is unknown.
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Glad the walking man is back to his walking. I think it’s smart to do some preventative work for “aging in place”. My sister is in her 50’s and they did a huge home remodel. I was in their gorgeous guest bathroom and realized there were grab bars. They looked really nice and not hospital like at all. Glad your foot is feeling better.
Thanks Kim. I think it will be necessary if we want to stay here. I checked a few online and they’re not as expensive as I thought.:)