Yesterday, I baked a green tomato cake while the pizza sauce reduced. I am so far behind on blanching greens, I feel like the day passes so quickly now.
I don't know how I pulled it off, but before I canned the sauce, I sliced up some home grown potatoes, onions, and tossed in some green beans into foil packets. With canning season taking up the stove top, I took advantage of the grill. We pulled the last of the steaks from the freezer, marinated them and grilled them.
I pulled a stick of butter from the fridge and mixed up some garlic/whiskey butter with fresh herbs to top the steaks with . I was missing the blue cheese, but it worked. Sort of. I did miss the cheese in it.
School is really causing my schedule to spin out of control. Last night one had youth group, and one had a 4 hour driver's education class - both going in two directions, and another at work. Somehow they all got to their destinations, and back home, and I have no idea how we pulled it off.
Today, I have to can again. It will feel like 100°F by 3pm, and we've not seen rain lately. I've put water bottles in the freezer for the goat's water today. I'll be digging out the ice chipper for the hens and Sparta.
The garden, all but the tomatoes, were watered good yesterday so today I have to water the tomatoes. The flower bed looks awful, but I'd rather lose the flowers than the food we need, so it gets watered when time allows. The herb garden looks bad too. I did not get enough parsley to even dry any this season (sad face). Nor basil. The thyme recovered for a short time, but looks terrible again. The swiss chard is doing great, but I am lacking time to get it in the freezer.
I already start the day at o'5:30am, and now a kiddo tells me she has to dropped off at school before the bus even arrives here (meeting for National Honor Society members). Oye. I'll be dropping her off in my pajamas if I have too I guess. The tomatoes won't last and have to be chopped and on the stove at o'3:30am tomorrow.