Hubby got a laugh out of this too. What a "wacky" winter we are having.
So what's going on here lately?
We had a nice windy, somewhat sunny day, so laundry made it to the clothesline. Not too chilly on Thursday either, as long as the sun was shining.
It was a two crock-pot day too. One crock pot had a double batch of sweet potato chili, and the other pumpkin steel cut oats for breakfast(s).
Granola was made two days ago. I was totally out, and what a better day to bake, to warm up the kitchen. Besides, the empty jars are piling up (like in a huge way) and I could stand to fill a few up. I'm running out places to store them.
Sauerkraut was started. Fermented food are so good for a healthy diet, so I try to have something fermenting.
Speaking of which....guess what I did for the first time?
I pickled turnips. I did! I had to buy them this time of year, but I needed fresh beets for our salad I wanted to try too. We will get to taste them after they sit a while. I'll be back with photos and an update on this soon.
I roasted raw cashews with dark brown sugar, salt, rosemary, cayenne, and a bit of butter (Ina Garten recipe online). You can see the dark brown sugar was still thick, so next time I may try brown sugar and add a bit of blackstrap molasses. Have you ever tasted an untainted, unsalted, raw organic non-gmo cashew? Blech. I had to jazz them up somehow to get my nuts this week. Almonds are all gone. However, these are delicious. Spicy/sweet with rosemary. An odd combination, but it works for me.
Aside from the kidney and black beans in the chili. Legume of the week: A pound of dry chickpeas were cooked up in preparation for the new recipe (I'll be back to share recipes).
I'm on a mission for another recipe to try - spinach/artichoke dip. However, my mission is to find one that is less chessy, and still delicious.
I have found a new pie recipe, that I want to try this year. Last year we did great with the chocolate mouse pie, the blueberry pie with a twist, and the sweet potato pie.
Gardening has begun this season. I have planted 64 jalapeno seeds and 34 bell pepper. Organic/heirloom varieties of course. Not sure what I'll start next.
Oh, and I made a trip to the library. Woot woot! Here is my library loot:
The one on top is not as thrilling as I wished. The herbs are per page, small descriptions, and no recipes. Book is small too. I have yet to read through the others.