Here is the latest development ~
Our home canned potatoes came in handy again. With me having been under the weather for three days, and not able to get out for fresh potatoes (or fresh stash is completely gone, what can I say, big family), we popped open a jar of them for breakfast.
My 15 year-old was making breakfast Saturday morning, and was expressing her opinion on not having any potatoes in the freezer or fridge. I told her to go open a jar in the pantry, rinse them, and slice them up a bit. They fried up nicely (she used organic olive oil) for breakfast. She made the entire breakfast herself.
I have an update for those wishing to make the hand lotion. This last batch of lotion separated. There was a thick layer on top and water on the bottom. I went back and read through more comments, on the original recipe (without a preservative), and when I poured it into the jars, it was too hot. I guess they key to it thickening nicely, is to stir it (or whisk) it until it's cooled down, then pour it into jars. I simply stirred it all up and will still use it, but it is much more runny than the last 3-4 times I made it. It makes a nice body lotion this way anyway. Just letting you all know, before you make it. I do use separate (not used for cooking and baking) dishes for making this.
Five Minutes for Me ~ Now this one is long, so I hope you have a hot cup of coffee or tea to sip along with. When I last went to the library to pick up books, I had checked my account, and was excited that a book I had ordered from another library was in - Jack Daniel's Cookbook: Stories and Kitchen Secrets from Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House, by Lynne Tolley.
Last night I went to pull this book from my tote bag of books. I was shocked when it was not in my bag. Hm. Strange. I went online to see what happened. Well. I not only did not see it "checked out" to me, but it was canceled from my "holds" as well.
I find it odd that the book didn't make it to my bag, during a month where the same library is holding a "cookbook" evening activity. Hm.
So, my "five for me" didn't happen. I ended up spending that time searching my account, and putting the only copy of that book back on hold. Oddly, it shows the book "on hold" by someone else already.