Mother Nature turned the heat back on 🙂 Just in time for a visit from my in-laws this coming weekend and my last true weekend of summer vacation (teacher meetings & open houses next week). I know that many of you out there are not fans of hot weather, so I won’t gloat anymore!
This week’s pick-up was a heavy one!
- corn – 6 ears! Which is perfect because whenever I make corn, my husband will eat 2 ears.
- a white pepper – ok, maybe yellowish white?
- banana peppers (two were a top-off)
- a jalapeno pepper
- green cauliflower
- fresh thyme
- summer squash
- a patty pan squash & a round squash
- tomatoes (two were a top-off)
With last week’s haul, I dried the basil in my oven and found a great way to freeze parsley. I also diced up the squashes & froze them for soup. Several pints of salsa (I gave in and used Mrs. Wages), dill pickles, and pickled jalapenos are all now stashed away on a shelf in my basement stairwell; it’s looking as though I have canned enough to move everything downstairs – which is both a blessing & a curse, as I have a cool-temp Michigan basement full of lots of cobwebs 😦
As I mentioned before, one set of in-laws is coming to visit this weekend & we will be cooking a meal or two for them. We haven’t exactly figured out what to make yet, though…but we’re getting there 🙂