Good Evening Internet Friends!
Well, my three day weekend is over and now back to work for 4 days, off for one and then evenings this weekend. I can always account for my days yet always seem to wonder where the time goes.
This morning kiddo and I were up bright and early because we had to help his Boy Scouts group organize and inventory all of their equipment for the upcoming season. I started a load of laundry before we left.
We returned home after lunch to carry on with the laundry (we were cold though cause it started to rain on us) and get ready for school and work this week.
First off because the weather seemed rather nasty outside I cut down all of my chive plant and chopped it up and put it in the oven at 170 F for two hours to dry:
All chopped and ready for the oven on top of a piece of brown paper.
Two hours later I have almost a cup of chopped dried chives. These are now living in the freezer for use in cooking in the upcoming winter (which right now seems like tomorrow).
I decided that I better start working on some of the veggies from the haul last weekend so decided a quick way to get rid of lots in a hurry would be to make borscht:
We had some for dinner and will for lunch as well tomorrow. The remainder has been packed into containers and is bound for the freezer as I really did not feel like starting the canning process late in the evening (today anyways).
Nothing tastes better in my mind than soup with fresh bread so I made Oatmeal, Multi-grain, Whole Wheat bread:
YUM. My favorite with butter!
For dessert I used the last of the fresh rhubarb from the refrigerator and made Rhubarb Crumble Pie:
I LOVE this dessert!!! So Yummy!!!
Now of course in typical me fashion while all of this was going on laundry was not enough to keep me occupied so between loads and batches I also worked on:
Socks! I wore my wool socks today and they were amazing as always; I was cold but my feet were not. ☺
Thrum Mittens because it is getting cold out (as I have mentioned a few times....right?).
Both of these yarns are from my Yarn Crush/Sock Crush subscription boxes. As I sat knitting these today I realized that part of what I love about these boxes is that the boxes only contain yarn from Indie Yarn Dyers! As you likely know I love supporting small and local businesses and these boxes allow for me to expand my yarn intake more than I probably would on my own as right now I have 4 favorite Indie Dyers and pretty much always use these.
I will post more details later in the week about each of these, but for tonight I think I shall go to sleep. It's been a long but very good day. ☺
Hope this inspires your own creativity...