Friday, May 11, 2012
Canning Coffee Jelly, Gardening Updates, and More
If you think I have found strange and interesting recipes over the years.....we now made coffee jelly.
It's actually pretty good.It takes about 2-3 days to set, and the kids have tried it. This is great for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or for toast/breads.
If you love coffee, here is the recipe we used: Ed's Coffee Jelly.
I am on the hunt to see if I can find organic instant coffee. Is there such a thing?
Peas, lettuce and radishes are up.
Purchased a flat of Roma tomatoes (we need a lot more than this), some cauliflower, some kohlrabi, and flat of annual flowers. We placed orders for cabbage, and broccoli.
Planted Cumin seeds.
Hopefully this weekend, if we all feel good enough, I hope to get more planted.
Hubby's Kidney Donation Progress:
Testing continues with one more test this weekend. The nurses have told my husband he needs to eat pasta at least once. With me not feeling well, we've not really been "cooking." Today is the last day he can eat before the next round of tests.
Thankfully, I have taught one of the kids how to make spaghetti.
In the meantime, his sister waits patiently for the surgery date. She's been having difficulties with her dialysis.
Exercise/Eat Right/Lose Weight Progress:
I'm down 10 lbs. and hubby is down about 20 lbs. With us both not feeling good this week, we hope to be back to the gym tomorrow or Sunday. We are working on cleaning out the garage for working out at home again (speed bag, heavy bag, and weights). We are trying to eat more raw vegetables.
Yesterday was my birthday. My son gave me a drawing he did of me holding him way back when he was 2 months old.
Yes...it was a long time ago. Check out my poofed up hair. Hilarous. He included a bubble that reads "Mom the 80's are over." I hope to get this framed next week.
My 10 year-old made my bed, put streamers up in my room, along with balloons. My 12 year-old went shopping with hubby and bought me a pair of capris and flat slip-on's for quick trips outside and the porch (flip-flops give me a hard time). I also got a home manicure and my finger nails are sporting a purple and red design. We skipped the cake and ice cream, but I promised the kids we'd search out a recipe for homemade, hand-cranked ice cream using goat's milk. Maybe we can make some in a few days.