Tuesday the fog was bad again - another school delay.
However, some lovely green peppers were stuffed and
stocked up in the freezer. I'm very happy for this to finally happen. And of course I used my homemade Italian seasoning mix, as well as our home canned zucchini salsa. We had a few for dinner too. Yummo! I had exactly 4 of them leftover for the next day, but Hubby loved them so much he ate another before bedtime, and "poof" my son instantly became a meat eater again. Dang it all. I was so looking forward to eating one for lunch the next day.
I purchased local meat, which required a drive to another city, and Hubby said he'd buy me 9# of ground beef, if I'd make them again. Of course we are.
Hubby had his first doctor appointment, so I made sure I wasn't canning that day as well. I am learning a lot more about doctors and insurance now. When I asked about the bad affects of the cholesterol medication, the answers were vague.
On a good note, his blood pressure medication was cut in half for now. We hope to eliminate it, as well as others, because his good levels of cholesterol were already better from the last test he had years ago (just by my cooking). And he never had a blood pressure problem before this as well. And he has no sugar problems either. She was impressed we eat millet. Other than that, I know we are on the right track, but will up our fish (mackerel, trout, catfish vs. more cod, salmon etc.)
I also asked if dandelions will interact badly with his medications (as my research stated that it does with some). She raised her shoulders and pretty much said he can't be eating enough to cause problems, but we eat them 5-6 x week so I'll have to watch his daily health more closely.
I'm now reading a book that may change that, but we do want to keep Hubby feeling good. I don't know anything about this author, and we very well may be eating all the right foods, but I'm reading it. Just in case I can learn something new. And although my kids thought it was "cheesy" for our age, we took a date night ride on the motorcycle to the library. We had a lot of fun too.
I made a new DIY deodorant as well. I did not have any of the three essential oils they recommended, but I did have lemon, lemongrass and lavender. I used a bit of lemongrass and lavender. I'll be trying out this vs. making it with coconut oil. The recipe is on Mountain Rose Herbs blog - DIY Liquid Roll-On. You can also use it as a spray. I used a bit of lemongrass and lavender, but it irritated my skin. The lemongrass was way too potent. I dumped it out and made it again with my own calendula infused oil, and lavender oil.
Another double batch of Lemony-Tomato Basil soup was canned. Luckily, I had 10 pint jars to can it with too. I am really sick of seeing tomatoes at this point.
There is another 6-7# sitting on the table waiting to go into the freezer.
I finally got more red potatoes dug up. I only have about 3/4 of one row left to dig up. I want to get the hens out there. The bugs are horrible this year. I've been playing "whackamole" on stink bugs lately.
Today, I am not canning a thing. Not one iota of processing anything. Okay, I might go bring in the last of the spaghetti squash, and a few butternut, but that's all for today. Hubby has to see the company doctor today, so that's our date ride. I'll be going with him if the company will give me a pass, if not, the porch and I have a date while I wait.