Our fall weather continues to be beautiful but changes are coming this week with rain Tuesday and Wednesday. Hurray for some rain! I guess we’re ready. We still need more firewood but have enough for the immediate future.
Yesterday, I made the pressure-canned enchilada sauce.
I ended up with 6 pints so I’m happy about that. I kept one out to use this week in a recipe and test it out. Last night we had one of the white bean ragouts I canned it was delicious. Overall, I am very pleased with trying pressure canning. This morning I prepped some onions, celery, and B peeled carrots and potatoes for a beef stew. I had two packages from Costco in the freezer that needed to get used up. So I got everything into my new All Clad stock pot and heated up. I had to wait to actually can it because I wanted to check out going to the gym on Sunday. So that’s what I’m doing now. The canning time is 90 minutes and you really don’t want to walk away from the canner( at least too far).
There wasn’t a lot of traffic on I 80 and the gym was basically deserted until 10:00am when I was leaving. So I might consider this more often. I’m all about going to the gym( or anywhere) when there are no people around. Introvert here! 🙂
We’re planning a Costco trip this week to get a bunch of things but mostly coffee. I think it’ll end up on the more expensive side as we need batteries, coffee, organic chicken, dairy, etc. Just the basics but everything is so expensive now. 😦 Increasing our food budget to $800 though has made a difference and I had both kids add some extra on their ‘rent’ to cover food costs( and everything else).
This week I have my annual mammogram and that’s it. Just my regular routines.
This week Flylady is in the Living room and then the entryways since it’s the beginning of the month. I need to tidy the patio anyway because there’s left over garden stuff all around. It’s time to get it all put away. I have some garlic to plant too. I read up on it and so you use your biggest bulbs that you had harvested and that’s what you plant. The ones I picked are so nice I hate to use them but I want garlic next year.
On a political rant, I read in the WP that Musk was contributing to the right -wing conspiracists that Pelosi’s husbands attack was all staged. I mean how sick is that. They even went so far to say he was drunk and this was his male prostitute. Such evil thinking. And to think now Musk owns and controls Twitter is down right scary. I have never used Twitter although I think I set up an account years ago. I probably should see about completely deleting that. It really makes me wonder where it will go or end. Misinformation is rampant about everything. Voting fraud, this attack on Pelosi, everything seems so out of control. Well, I voted and I’m very glad I live in California even if I do live in a very red county.
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I’m with you on the Twitter thing. Such bullshit. Our county is pretty red by California standards, but I’m also glad I live here.
Yeah, Place County is terrible. But down by Roseville( still Placer) it’s very liberal for the most part. Go figure:)
Yes, with this change in fall weather comes a lot of great food. Your enchilada sauce looks good, it definitely makes me wanna try it.
It seems like these bad times are just never going to end. I have never felt so pessimism in my life. I’m anxious, scared & don’t know where we’re headed. Staying very close to home is my only relief right now. People are insane on the roads & everywhere. So sorry to rant. My hubby has so much more hope than I do.
Your garden plans sound good. It’s so dry here in San Diego still. I do have some herbs , peppers & tomatoes growing at least!
I agree and with the mid terms in a week, who knows what will happen. Even during the VietNam war and protests, etc, I don’t remember a darker time.