The biggest accomplishment I got done last week was getting the majority of the veggies I purchased or received processed and into the freezer or otherwise put up for the winter. I still have a bunch more food preservation to go, but yay for progress! The one head of cabbage I bought made the consistency of about five heads of cabbage for the freezer. I was even able to use the tough outer leaves, sliced into thin strips, to make freezer slaw, so that'll be nice to have around this winter for sure. And I got a ton of zucchini processed to turn into zucchini bread this winter too (yay!).
Carrs had cantaloupes on sale for 1.88 a piece this week (for local folks this sale runs through tomorrow) so I went and got two. One got dehydrated yesterday and made into cantaloupe leather for lunch box fare and the other one I'm going to freeze in chunks to have as dessert over the winter months.
The beds were changed. The freezers got rearranged, which worked out well as it afforded me more room for fruits and veggies in the freezer (yeehaw!). I got some of the house cleaning back log done as well, although I still have an awful lot left to do.
This week's goals are kind of all over the board, so let's get to it!
- Can strawberry preserves (need the room in the freezer so this is kind of on the "important" list)
- Can lemonade concentrate
- Cut up and freeze cantaloupe
- Preserve peppers (figuring out if I want to freeze them or dehydrate them right now)
- Dehydrate potatoes
- Work on Christmas Gifts (I'm hoping to get two done this week)
- Repair hole in daughter's winter jacket (it's just a split seam, so it shouldn't be too hard)
- If there is time work on sewing list (things that need to be done that I wrote out)
- Clean ceiling fans
- Get caught up on housework
- Get through doctor's appointment for arm (Wednesday)