Sunday, July 13, 2008

Domestic Diva

I'm feeling very domestic and homey right now. I reorganized our pantry, and I've got a much better idea of what we have and don't have. I love, love, love Lock-N-Lock containers. Savings space and keeping things fresh, what's not to love! Then I made sweet pickles. I've never done anything like this before. My mom was never the canning and making things like jams or pickles person. My grandmother was, but I was too young to really learn anything from her like that. But this summer my dad's garden has been producing tons and tons of veggies. So I have several pounds of cucumbers, zucchini, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, and tomatoes in our house right now, and I know there will be more to come. So I looked for an easy pickle recipe to use up the cucumbers. I found one that only needs 24 hours before it's done. I hope it turns out good. I'm a little worried because the recipe said that the 2 pounds of cucumbers should fit in a 1 quart jar. I was able to get about 1 pound jammed into a jar so I put the remainder in another jar. I had to make a double batch of the liquid to cover the cucumbers in both jars, but they are now cooling in the fridge. I'll let you know how they taste tomorrow.

Yesterday we spent the evening with friends grilling and spending time with their new baby, Miranda. Rob and another friend, Keith, helped them move a huge 60 inch floor model tv from our pastor's house to theirs. Our pastor, the TV guru, upgraded to a nice wall mounted flat screen so he gave them an awesome deal on a fairly new TV. So I got plenty of baby holding and cuddle time yesterday. Ooooh I hope we get called for a baby soon. But it's just nice to get away from everything and just spend time with friends.

Miranda much more alert on this visit!

Time to burp the baby!

Robin, Abbey, and Dan-O visiting with baby Miranda. Dan-O doesn't really care for babies because they are "mean". LOL!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are nesting! :) I've been doing similar things while waiting for our baby. I have zucchinis coming out of my ears right now and tried out a new recipe for zucchini pancakes yesterday and baked bread. Congratulations on finishing your MAPP classes! Your match for a baby will be here before you know it.