Sunday, July 21, 2019

Sunday, Such a nice day

One of two pans of taco casserole I made with left overs from freezer I froze these.
     Yesterday was an awesome get things done day. I did not stress or hurry, I just went about doing things in the order I thought best. Hubs was right along with me and he washed windows and cleaned out my car and washed it.  Lovely!

     I was able to get the house really clean and a good start on some of the deeper company cleaning.  I also took care of what would have been wasted food, as I cleaned out the freezer.

     I pulled out two pints of frozen diced tomatoes, 1 quart of spag sauce, in 1/2 pint of tomato paste all frozen and I made up a pot of spag sauce for dinner and we have some left over for today.  This also freed up a lot of reusable  cottage cheese and sour cream containers. 

     I also pulled out 6  tamales and a large bag of Mexican rice.  So we have dinner for the next couple of days.

     Made up two sheet cakes with sugared strawberries in them that I pulled out of the freezer.  I froze the lemon cake for later.  I did not want to waste berries that are so hard to pick.  I also found a small package of peaches and a container of blueberries to use up later.  It is nice to get through the freezer to see just what you have.

Look at this empty freezer, I put a hot rag on the bottom to clean up a spill.

But then I have to deal with the freezer mess.  What to keep what to try and use.  How to put is all back and leave room for a cake?

All organized and a shelf free with plenty of room!
  Here is an example of the center pieces.  I will use more hydrangea but did not want to pick too many out of the yard.  I will mess with the flowers selection more as we do the wedding.
This  is a terrible picture of the grooms cake, but I loved it and I know the groom will also!

Boutonniere, I picked up these little silver pin holders on a close out for .99 a piece.  They also hold  a piece of wet sponge to keep flowers fresh. 

Had a client hold this for me because Roscoe would not:)Add caption

     Bridesmaid bouquets.  I bought forms again on a close out for1.99 a piece and I think they work out great.  So I figured I need to buy.  One dozen dark coral roses, one bunch of white daisies, one bunch orange zinnias, one bunch babies breath and one bunch of lighter color freesia. I decided to do the mom's corsages in roses and freesia.  So all told the cost should be around $30.00 at the whole sale florist.  I had planned to use my own daisies, but they are getting past prime.  I will substitute my own lilies (orange) if they are still blooming for the zinnias.  My Lil sis does great church pew bows so I will wait for her to get home to do any ribbons for the arrangement.

      I feel so much better about the flowers now and know I can do them.

     I was so nice to get through the day and get so much done.  I wish everyday could have been like yesterday.

     I have an entire strainer full of small zucc, yellow squash, eggplant, tomatoes, onions and green peppers so I am going to do a large pot of ratatouille.  That along with rice and cake will be dinner.

     When I went up to pick raspberries, my good friend had picked them all for me.  She was driven out of the house by her husband's varnish fumes.  So I have 1.5 gallons of raspberries just waiting to be made into jam after the wedding!What a great friend I have.

     Well I feel a nap coming on and I want to take a long walk later today and then run the raspberry bucket back to my friend.

Have a peaceful and restful Sabbath



  1. I bet you'll appreciate those prepared foods when things get really crazy later in the week!

    1. You know I never thought about that but they will come in handy. All I thought about was I didn't want the waste.

  2. You got a lot done. Is that freezer as skinny as it looks? The flowers will be wonderful and cheap.

    1. Thanks, yes I am happy to save money on the flowers.

  3. It's so nice to have a day where you just get things done! We got home from our trip to Las Vegas, and it's quite the reality check. ;-) We had dinner from the freezer, but paired it with wine, because we needed a slightly slower adjustment to real life :-)

    1. It is hard to come home and face reality isn't it? I always think of that when I am on vacation.

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    1. Thanks, so happy to know what I am going to do.

  5. This wedding is going to be so beautiful because you are so talented. I wish I could do some of the things you are capable of.

    Your taco casserole looks scrumptious!