The house needed to be quiet yesterday, but dinner needed prepped too. I spent my hours in the kitchen (making more dirty dishes, ha ha!)
Homemade sausage patties, for breakfast sandwiches for the next few days. I used 1 lb. for Sunday breakfast, and saved the other pound for patties.
Dinner prep - chicken and mustard sauce in the crock pot, and garden veggies from the freezer. I later served it over a non-gmo wild rice, with heated mashed sweet potatoes (that were pre-frozen).
I pulled garden pumpkin puree, garden shredded zucchini, and some blueberries from the freezer - Zucchini Pumpkin Bundt bread to last all week for lunch packings and snacks. I used my hand mixer to not only keep the kitchen quiet, but save on electricity this winter.
While that bread baked. . .
Eggs were boiled. I stashed these, and it wasn't a full dozen either, but it'll do.
I double checked supplies for the next dinner. I ended up doing a few loads of laundry, which were quietly placed on my giant wooden drying rack in the living room, and towels were placed on my utility room indoor clothesline. Although, I badly wanted to turn on the vacuum and clean up the hearth, I opted to hand sweep it and and leave the carpets for today.
I almost forgot to share this - another self-sufficient way to cook up carrots.
Place a quart bag of frozen, sliced carrots into a wide sauce pan. Add about 1/2 cup water and 2 cloves of garlic minced. Add salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, and simmer until carrots are cooked and water has reduced (add more if carrots need a longer cook time). Stir in 2 Tbsp. of honey and simmer about 7-8 minutes longer. Stir often to avoid it sticking to the pan.
I made this for a quick side to go along with soup beans and cornbread a few days ago. Delicious. It was the first time Hubby slobbered over my soup beans too. I used an old ham bone I kept in the freezer, not a ham hock. I didn't have much ham on the bone, but the soup beans were very, very good. I'll be sharing how I made my soup beans soon.
We got more snow, and the roads are very bad this morning. School is once again delayed.