Tuesday, May 14, 2013
So far this week.....
Hello friends, I hope you had a wonderful weekend and a good start to your week.
I can hardly believe that it's already Tuesday, but so is life right? Always busy busy and time just flies.
I've been busy puttering around the house, doing my daily chores, enjoying homemaking, cooking, baking and working on finishing this school year, by Friday we will be all done and officially on Summer break. Can't wait :)
Yesterday morning, I opened my last jar of Tomato and Apple Jam from the pantry. I have to make more this weekend which officially kicks off my canning season. YAY!
I have a homemaker's uniform. I know many don't but for me, the minute I tie the apron strings around my waist, it means business, it means cleaning and straightening out and dusting and ironing and doing all the things that make up my day as a homemaker. And I love every single moment of it....you may think I'm just saying that, but I'm not, I really do love what I do :)
While the washing was going, I hung out the towels to dry outside in the clothesline, then came inside and got to work washing all my fresh organic Kale. Took quite a few rinses to get it squeaky clean and ready for cooking.
Most of it went into today's lunch. I make a lot of soups for mine and the kids lunches, thankfully they love soup and I feel that they're getting something healthy, full of veggies and much better than junk food.
The weather has been so hot here already but it's been breeze too, so the windows have been popped open and the curtains allowed to blow freely, and is there anything quite as homey looking as beautiful curtains blowing in the wind? :)
The flies have already started tormenting me, so I keep all food that is out under screen covers.
It's a fight anytime we open one of the doors, even for the dogs to go potty. We open the door and a zillion flies rush in, drives me insane.
Tomorrow is grocery shopping day, so I've been working on the new menus, which means looking through my cookbooks :)
My tomato plants are looking gorgeous, and I've still got them inside until I can get the tomato covers ready, otherwise the birds will eat them.
In between all my busy housework, I managed to get some sourdough starter in the fridge. This is my favorite starter which comes from one of my Amish cookbooks. It will sit in the fridge for 3 to 5 days, then I'll feed it, let it sit overnight, then the next morning pull out a cup for fresh bread and just keep feeding it every 3 to 5 days.
I can honestly say that it's the best sourdough starter and bread I've ever had, and I've tried a lot.
I do take my homemaking as a serious business, I believe that if I'm going to do this, I'm going to do it right and I'm going to give it 100%, so I take great pride in everything that I do.
And honestly the easiest route at times IS to make the quickest easiest meals possible, but I'm all about going the extra mile and I want my kids to grow up remembering the special treats that mom fixed for them. It's those memories that I want them to pass on to their own children.
For breakfast this morning, I whipped up a quick batch of old fashioned doughnuts, they are so yummy especially when paired with a glass of milk, or a cup of coffee if you're a mama :)
This recipe actually came from an amazing little ebook that my friend Jen brought to my attention. It was free yesterday and unfortunately no longer free today, but it's a gem. It's called History Lover's Cookbook. Filled with yummy recipes, history stories and beautiful photography, and I can't wait to try more recipes and share them with you :)
So, there you go, that's what I've been up to so far this week.....nothing exciting but plenty of simple days which is what I'm all about.
I'm off to enjoy a cup of tea, finish my Doctor Who book for review and maybe watch some TV. I finished Fringe and am so upset and sad LOL I so enjoyed the show and the characters, will be hard to find another show that will keep me as entertained.
Anyway, off I go, have a restful night everyone.