Good morning! The sunrise is gorgeous here in Seattle this morning. The haze from the wildfires in Wenatchee (over the mountains) has turned the sun in to a ball of fire.
We've had a busy and productive weekend, with a playdate, pedicure, beach visit, blackberry picking, grocery shopping, and canning...and that was just Saturday!!!
Here is my new favorite photo of Jack taken yesterday afternoon.
Here is what I harvested yesterday:
Gotta show off the pedicure too!
This yielded 6 pints of diced tomatoes (from the book that came with my pressure canner), 5 pints of kosher dill pickle chips, and 6 pints of pickled beets (from Put Em Up) that stupid me forgot to add in the dill before processing. I'm smart like that. I also spent $10 on local green beans, and that yielded 2 pints and 3 quarts of dilly beans.
Jack and I attempted to pick the pears in our neighbor's yard yesterday, but they were hard as a rock. Thank goodness, because I seriously didn't have the motivation to can them last night.
Here is what will be filling our bellies this week.
Monday:: I'm working super late, so the boys are on their own.
Tuesday:: Trader Joe's chicken nitrate-free hot dogs, grilled zukes from the garden, caprese salad, and fruit.
Wednesday:: Asian chicken wraps which Chinese Plum Sauce (canned that. Recipe in Put Em Up), pot stickers, and fruit.
Friday:: Popcorn, caprese salad, fruit, and cheese.
Saturday:: I'm making pizza, and making a bunch of extras for freezing, veg (whatever the garden feels like serving), and fruit.
Sunday:: Dinner at my parent's.
Here is my grocery breakdown for the week:
$9.85 from a local fruit stand for local green beans
$3.50 for a half gallon of raw milk
$48.90 from Costco (PS, Costco now has organic coconut oil!!!!)
$7.05 from the grocery store (hot dog buns, 2 yogurts (1 for a starter, and 1 for Jack), organic bananas, spinach, and cabbage. Total: $69.30