I finally broke down and rinsed our home grown pinto beans. The piddly harvest....we all know that story right? Either way, I am cooking them to go with breakfast burritos, snacks and after school burritos. We get creative with breakfast burritos. Which reminds me, I better open a jar of zucchini salsa too.
The roads were not that greatest yesterday morning, and I was getting over a very bad migraine, so my goal was to create lunch packings with what I had in the pantry and refrigerator.
I checked my ingredients, improvised on some, and set the oven. I thought I'd better make more than one, to not waste heating up the oven.
I baked a batch of homemade chewy granola bars (had just enough dried apricots, thankfully)......
...and because I had almond milk that needed used up, I baked these orange-walnut muffins (allrecipes), but improvised on the orange juice. I substituted water and homemade orange peel powder. They are not the tastiest, but are pretty good with a layer of home canned jam on them (quick breakfast for kiddo's on the run too).
More Handiwork developments:
The baby blanket will take me a while. I need 96 granny squares with pink flowers, and 96 with yellow. I think I have two pink ones and about 16 yellow ones. I just decided it was too beautiful not to finish the blanket.
The squares can easily travel too, so I am currently crocheting the center yellow and pink flower parts first. Then I only have to tote the other colors on road trips, camping trips and appointments.
The current project is a #5 cotton crochet thread dishcloth. I finished it two nights ago, and last night sewed in all the ends.
I had abandoned my netting over the last two years, so I'm digging it out, cutting the 10 yards into 3 inch strips, and rolling them into balls for future dish scrubbies.
I had one strip of purple that was not quite 3 inches, so I crocheted a simple scrubbie and tossed it into our camping supplies.
Although it's pretty cold outside right now, the sunrise was beautiful (despite a few clouds). Today, my only goal is to cook a dinner from the pantry/freezer. I'm down to one bunch of organic collards, so I may dig out some ground beef and whip up a pasta, and toss in the greens. I have plenty of frozen vegetables to pick from to go with it. Dessert can be canned applesauce, or something with frozen blueberries.