Sunday, July 15, 2007
I'm the long lost blogger!!! Its been a little hectic around here,but I think its starting to calm down some. We made a flying trip to Mountain View yesterday to take our grand-daughter home.
I wish they lived closer, its over a 100 miles both ways. I do all the driving and I have to stop a lot.
I have arthritis in my back and sitting to long kills me.
Now on to other things.......
This is Luci.. while I'm combing her hair after a bath, hubby is outside trying to round up 2 rowdy boys to get in the bath.
Please don't look at my junked up bookshelf....I'll get to it sometime soon.
The blackberrys are about gone now but I did get a few. I almost missed them, I wish I had gotten more. In the picture above, thats a quarter laying beside the berry. These are called Logan berry's. They are a lot bigger than blackberries but taste the same. I made jam with the first berrys I picked (seeds in). Diane will use this to make Mom's jam cake for Christmas. I ended up with 5 pints,and 10 half-pints. I use the smaller jars so it doesn't stay in the fridge to long. I also make grape, plum and strawberry freezer jam. So I don't want a lot of open jellies in the fridge.
Most everything is being harvested now, so I'll be doing some canning when I get off work. I also can homemade soup, and beans...ALL kinds of beans. I can greenbeans, dryed white beans, brown beans, butter beans , cranberry beans, navy beans, and kidney beans. I also put up kraut, cabbage, pickles, salsa, purple hulled peas, black-eyed peas, potatoes, roast, chicken, chicken and dumplings, and corn...... sweet and whole kernel. I also love the Boston baked beans in the Ball canning book. So I can these about 2 times a year. As you can tell, I've been a little busy.
I've also started a new job. I'm the new cook at a assisted living place. It's NOT a nursing home. These people are Mobil... They can come and go as they please. The cook they had was a fill-in. She cooked mostly from a can or it was frozen. I cook from scratch.
I cook for about 40 people a day...... I cook breakfast, dinner and start supper for the night crew. Friday we had chicken and rice, potato pancakes purplehulled peas,cornbread and bread pudding. I made 13 bean soup and cornbread and a cake for dessert.
I have a dishwasher or I couldn't do it. I also have lots of help from the staff and residents. Since they found out I really can cook, I have even more help in the kitchen!!! Tomorrow we are having roast-beef mashed potatoes and gravy,broccoli and cherry pie. I also have a pork roast out to do bbq on Tuesday.
I like my new job people, but I'll have to adjust to the new hours. I was working (old job) from 8 am till 2 pm. Now I'm working 6 am till 2pm...in another town. That means up at 4 am, leave the house at 5am to be there at 6 am..... I'm used to staying up till mid-night, this is a big change. I did it for years when I worked at Trumann.... but I got out of the habit. Plus who wants to cook all day then come home and cook.... but I can't let my family suffer because I'm cooked out. So, I need to sit down today and do some menu's, for home. Then latter today I have to shop for said menu's. I hate shopping, thats why I buy in bulk. Besides that, I buy that "stuff" then I don't know what I want..... nothing sounds "good". Ever done that? I bet you have.
Well its time to get Jon up for church, and the house is a mess. So you know what I'll be doing.
Everyone have a good day, and think of me once in a while :). I'll be having fun, doing what I do best ;).
Take care and God bless.