Monday, November 15, 2021

Monday, Back in the saddle!


 It was a busy weekend and I continue to have cold symptoms, but not horrible, just the lingering crap....

I made a double batch of scones Saturday night, both blueberry, and cranberry, so we could have a quick breakfast Sunday morning.  Company could just grab orange juice out of the fridge and warm up a scone before church.

Our guests had not seen the new Dune movie and I had signed up for HBO Max for 30 days, so we could watch it, for $9.99 skipping the theater and also much cheaper.  So Saturday night they watched Dune here.

Hub's was very busy this weekend with the two high school theaters.  He actually texted me about 4 in the afternoon Saturday and told me to get out his black clothes as his time schedule, would be tight for the next performance.  He raced home and I had everything pressed and ready including some cold chicken, and a candy bar for his dinner that he ate on the way to the next theater. Then he also had a performance Sunday afternoon to play for.

I got home from church and made a large acini de pepi salad and a triple batch of homemade rolls.  We had dinner with Hub's cousins family.  I was hungry and tried to eat, the roast was horribly over seasoned.   I had a hard time eating it and it also upset my stomach and then we had dessert, pumpkin pie and pecan and I so wanted to enjoy them, but had to force myself to eat two small slivers. Yes force when normally I could have gone back for seconds. I love roast and potatoes and carrots, but not with too much sage.  Never had roast seasoned with sage before. Everyone has different tastes.

I also cut up the two pumpkins I obtained free and managed to stab myself twice.  Note to self: pumpkin is slippery.  The third pumpkin I just stabbed the knife into it and waited for hubs cousin to come and cut it up.  I figured he could stab himself instead of me. I actually boiled the first two and baked the third.  I liked the boiled consistency better, but both will do.  I still have two more pumpkins to do this with.  It made enough to freeze 7 bags of pumpkin.  Not hard to do at all unless you repeatedly stab yourself.

I also had Hub's cousin's wife download the ibotta app using my cods and earned a free turkey. SO THAT WAS A BONUS.

Hub's just went up the hill to get the kids and daughter will pick them up tonight after 6. I need to run to Jo Anns and Wal mart.  We need some dog supplies.  I also need to stop at the bank. I have been worried about not having enough work in the shop to fill my saving envelopes , but I have had plenty of work come in last Friday and today.  Be careful what you pray for:)

Now I have to get back into the swing of things, blah.... Also need to get my COVID booster and a flu shot but must get rid of this drippy nose first.

Do any of you reuse or use fresh pumpkins after Halloween? If so how do you process it? Have you ever prayed for something and then thought twice about why?  I am blessed I tell you.

Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.


Kim


15 comments:

  1. Stop stabbing yourself! Letting someone else do it is a good idea.
    I took my neighbor's 4 pumpkins and cut them up. I don't remember how I cooked them, probably on the stove not oven. This was a good opportunity to give my chickens some fresh food that they loved and fought over. I put some of the pumpkin innards in the refrigerator and gave it to them each day for about a week. They went crazy. I think I made pumpkin butter out of the flesh. Have you given any of the pumpkins to your chickens?

    Another year, a butcher shop gave me their pumpkins they used for decoration outside the shop. None of the pumpkins I bring home are ever cut, so they last well.

    One year, I gave a pumpkin to my chickens. One hen was excessively interested. She pecked a face in the pumpkin. I was amazed she made a face.

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    1. YEs I fed all seeds to the chickens, they love me!pump

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  2. Your comment about stabbing yourself while trying to cut the pumpkin is something that I can relate to. ;) Praying you get to feeling better!

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  3. I don't have a deep freeze right now, so had to be happy baking off one pumpkin.

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  5. Sounds like you had a busy weekend. I can't do sage on or in anything. That is just ne of those flavors I can't tolerate - much like cilantro.
    Years ago I did after Halloween pumpkins and baked them.
    Hope you continue to feel better.

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    1. I don't mind a little in dressing but this was over the top.

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  6. Glad you're feeling better. A little sage goes a LONG way. It isn't one of my favorite herbs to cook with.

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  7. I hate sage.....lol. I agree with you, it does not go on a roast (I actually hate it on everything.) I am glad your business has picked up and I am glad you are feeling better! I LOVE the pics from Hawaii!!! Cindy in the South

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    1. Well it was strong let me tell you. Even Hubs told me he had a hard time and he will eat anything.

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  8. One year my youngest brought home a carved pumpkin so I bought a pie one just for decoration, then cooked and saved the pulp. I don't think I had very good success-too stringy. I guess I should have blitzed it better. Who added al the sage to your dinner? The scones sound heavenly-now I really want one with a fresh cup of coffee and OJ.

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  9. Well if you lived close I would make you a batch.

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