As always, yesterday I didn’t get as much done as I had planned. It’s a good thing that I enjoy making all the plans and it doesn’t bother me when said plans never pan out. I hadn’t planned on the phone call that the stove wasn’t going to be here for at least four more months, nor had I planned to get dressed and run to town, and then come home and spend time looking online for tile for the backsplash and calling a few plumbers.
I learned this week that baking a cake, making yogurt, preparing food for the freeze dryer, canning pineapple zucchini, making bread . . none of that counts as cooking. Silly me. I’ve always thought it did! According to Vince, cooking meals counts as cooking and I’ve only be “cooking” twice a week. I sure hope my new stove is one that will work for either a man or a woman because he may need to learn to use it! 🙂
I fix a roast. We have roast, rice, gravy, corn, rolls on Day 1. Then I skip a day and we have something else. Then on Day 3, I might make hash with potatoes, onions, peppers and roast and another veggie. Then on Day 4, we have something else and on Day 5, we have roast beef sandwiches with crusty bread and homemade candied jalapeno peppers. I asked him . . what do you want me to do with leftovers . . throw them out?
It’s a good thing I fixed breakfast because we ended up getting food to go and bringing it home while we were out so I didn’t cook dinner. I don’t even know if breakfast counts as cooking a meal. So was this one of my two days to cook this week?
This time of year, I love bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches on homemade bread. I thought that was a meal but . . apparently not, even though I have to cook the bacon.
Today I’m fixing Grilled Balsamic & Garlic Flank Steak. I’ll make Twice Baked Potatoes, okra and tomatoes and maybe cucumbers/onions in vinegar and oil for a salad, of sorts.
Videos I Watched:
I watched Contented Stitcher #24. She is the most prolific stitcher I’ve ever seen.
Too little, of course. I got the top row finished, the second row stitched and four letters of the first row stitched on the third row. So, if I’m going to stay on track today, I’d have to finish the third row, stitch the fourth row and then stitch the two rows under the box. Cannot do it!
Plans for Today:
- Stay out of trouble.
- Maybe get a hair cut. I missed the call from my haircut lady yesterday so I hope she still has time for me today.
- I think I have enough tomatoes to fill the freeze dryer so I need to get that done.
- Cut okra in my friend’s garden.
- Get as much cross stitching done as I can.