"Oh poo, I forgot."
I got up anyway, and
Anyway, it was a maddening Monday for sure. While the taco sauce reduced, I had to get pork chops in the crock pot for dinner. In between those two jobs, I did my usual exercise (reluctantly).
Then it was breakfast time - Sweet Potato Breakfast Burritos. I had to run out to pick bell peppers to make it, so I went ahead and grabbed my tomato baskets and went to the garden. The recipe is online with Clean Eating - absolutely delicious! I ate it without cheese and loved it. I used dandelions vs. spinach as well. It was just what I had more of in the freezer.
I brought in another 23# of tomatoes. That makes our tally 283# so far this season. I have not run out of things to stock up on either.
Taco sauce went into the canner, and I used 4 oz. jars vs. half-pints.
Oh, then I needed to make another tincture with fresh mullein before the weather changed. Actually, I made two. Then I realized my bilberries arrived a few days back and needed to get that brewing too. Oh, a tidbit I read about the other day - you can make tinctures with apple cider vinegar. The only downside is that they are only good for 5 months (or so) and they are not as potent as the ones you make with vodka. And if you do make a vinegar anything, use a plastic lid or line it with parchment paper.
I haven't forgotten to share my bilberry stuff. I'm still working on that. Just a little delayed.
This morning I am tackling this bowl of tomatoes. Oh, I have more sitting on the table too. These will be canned into ketchup. I don't have enough stocked up yet. It's a measly 10 pounds, which is a cinch compared to 45 for tomato sauce. It's easier than taco sauce too. Taco sauce requires 3 cups of red bell peppers, 1 cup of diced jalapenos and 1/4 cup of chopped garlic and other ingredients.
I am so glad my 19 year-old daughter was home. She and my son helped drive the younger two to two different places last night, so Hubby and I could steal an hour to take a motorcycle ride. One kiddo went to Zumba, and the other went to driver's education class. Long busy nights at our house this week.