Well this was my anniversary week. Hubby and I took off for the campground Tuesday evening and stayed a few days. It was nice getting away for sure, even though it wasn't too far :)
The youngest grandchild went with us Tuesday night and hung out with us all day Wednesday. We took her swimming and to the little park. Later that evening we went to the oldest grandchild's first football game :) They won 30 to 8 :)
We decided to stay another day and enjoyed just hanging out together.
We then took the camper back to my sister's house and then hung out with my sister and her husband for the evening. We hit up some amazing yard sales and went to dinner. Then we hit up the woods for some Paw Paw harvesting.
Saturday afternoon I headed back to my sister's for an evening of prepping for the next day's canning adventure. We put up some more tomato paste (because let's face it, you use a lot of tomatoes and you can use paste for a ton of recipes) and carrots. We also put paw paw in ice trays for freezing into cubes, then bagged those up yesterday.
We've learned so many neat things this year that I will be starting a brand new series soon. Basically, these will be nonfiction and great little tips for the busy woman who wants to garden and can for the winter months.
Crazy Canning Ladies began in the kitchen and that's where these little stories, mishaps, and adventures will take you. Of course, there will be tips, must haves, and ideas on how to bring fresh veggies to your table even in the midst of a chaotic life.
As soon as things slow down a bit I will be getting the first one out. They won't be anything too elaborate. Just simple books on canning and the busy woman. Little tips we've learned over the course of the summer and harvest season. You know how to hold down a full time job, still manage to be somewhat social, and still can the dickens out of your garden.
It will also bring you little inspirational tips on how to maintain your sanity, or just embrace your insanity :)
As we worked yesterday this idea came to me. I know how valuable it has been learning these little tips. I don't know how many times we've heard over the course of this canning season, "I don't have time for all of that."
Well, this isn't your mother's or grandmother's way of canning to say the least and we just felt maybe it's time to show people you really can do all this even in the midst of a busy life.
So, look for the announcements of when this little series will be coming your way. And yes, one of these books will be simple canning recipes that anyone can do.
Well I guess I better get this day started. I have a ton to do after work today.
Everyone have a lovely day!!!
Blessings to all!!!