This is why I haven't had much stitching time!!!!
Been busy the last two weeks bottling.
Such a great feeling to see my shelves full again,
and I love my home bottled food.
First I started out with pinto beans.
I know they look ugly, but they are super easy to do and have a wonderful smooth texture,
AND I can make chili in 10 minutes now.
(I do different sized bottles depending on their purpose, salads, tacos, etc.)
Ran out of pears this year, the same year I became addicted to pears and cottage cheese.
Well, I wasn't going to run out again, so after bottling what was on my tree I
purchased a few more what I thought were SMALL boxes.
What was I thinking? I ended up doing 100 pints! I had better not run out again!
After that I did tomatoes and salsa!
My mom used to make pickled beets when I was little, and then made some last year.
How it brought back memories of my childhood, so of course,
when a neighbor offered me her beets I had to bottle them as well.
Then for good measure, just because the green beans came on really late,
and I like to throw zucchini into my soups I did a few dozen green beans and zucchini.
I'm tired now.
Going to take a little vacation next week.
When I get back and the chicken comes on sale
I will bottle chicken and ham & bean soup.
Maybe I'll be done for a year, OR TWO????
Didn't do any last year because of lack of time
and I thoroughly enjoyed myself this year...
well....except for maybe those 100 pints of pears!
When I am tired at night I get on the computer
and drool over everyone's stitching progress....
My time will come again in a week or two...or ten!
Thanks for sharing.
I love to see what all of you are doing!