It was a busy weekend…seems like it always is.
Not to mention busy all week long, but I am not complaining..there is something that can be said about being busy.
We did accomplish a few things. You know how it goes…you make a list that has about a million to-do items, and consider it an accomplishment to cross a few off the list.
One thing that we did get done is an item that has been on my “honey-do” list for quite a while. It took a little…persuading….ahem…but Chad (hubby) helped me get a potting bench put together from old pallets.
It turned out pretty good..if I do say so myself. The kids helped me paint it, and it is now at home on my back deck.
As usual..we didn’t really draw any plans…I just looked at a few potting benches that you can buy, and we made it our own 🙂
I like it. It will come in handy around here.
I also had a big job ahead of me this weekend in the kitchen.
Canning, freezing, and the like.
Yep..squirreling away the bounty…
We had someone give us some cucumbers (a little far gone..but they were free, so I gladly took them).
Anytime I get “overgrown” cucumbers I make relish with them.
The relish is good on meatloaf sandwiches, or whatever else floats your boat.
- a few overgrown cukes
- 1/2-1 small onion, diced
- white vinegar
- canning salt
- fresh dill
- black peppercorns
To make the relish:
Dice the cukes up in small pieces. Add to a bowl.
Add the diced onion.
Take canning jars and add the veggie mixture to the jars to fill.
Fill the jars 3/4 way full with the vinegar, add some fresh dill, 1 tsp. salt (for a qt.), and a few peppercorns.
Top off with water. You can refrigerate to use fresh, or hot bath them to preserve them.
I don’t have exact measurements. This is a made up recipe. I am a eye-baller. It’s just how I roll. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me.
In addition to the massive cucumbers, you can probably see that I got some peppers.
I pickled them. Alyssa (my 13 year old daughter) loves them pickled.
Our peaches, blueberries, and cherries came in as well.
I canned the peaches…
The blueberries, and sour cherries I just froze so that went pretty quick.
Like always I struggle to “be okay” with what we accomplished… I am the Queen of Unrealistic Expectations…just ask my hubby 😉
We did get some things accomplished though, and I am thankful for that.