Last night I asked Vince “Are we going anywhere tomorrow?” Nope! I got up, got dressed like I was hanging out at home all day. I had milk and grated cheese in the freeze dryer and it was finished so I got it all into jars and vacuum sealed. Then I filled four trays with the 6 dozen eggs and stuck them in the freezer to be freezing while the freeze dryer was defrosting. Vince asked me how many eggs we have left. It was maybe 10 days ago that we picked up 11 dozen eggs from the Mennonite farmer. I told him I had one dozen left. He said “Want to go get more eggs?” Not really. Maybe tomorrow . . . but there was something he needed from Walmart so we went to Carthage and went on to the farmer’s and got 7 dozen more eggs, then by the Mennonite store where I picked up a 50 pound bag of soft wheat. I’ve been buying most of my grains from Azure Standard but there have been a lot of complaints lately about grain with debris in it. People have shown pictures and I would be most unhappy to get grain that looked like some of what they’re showing. I’ve bought a lot of grain from them and been 100% happy with it but it seems like sooner or later, I’m going to get some of that grain I’m seeing so I figured I’d grab a bag from the Mennonite store while I was up there.
Soft white wheat is what I like best for cakes, cookies, breads without yeast (gingerbread, banana nut bread, etc.). Since I make way more yeast breads, where I use hard white or red wheat, I don’t keep as much of the soft white on hand so it was nice to get a bag. The Mennonite store doesn’t usually sell 50 pound bags. They break it down into 5 or 10 bags and sell that or they use it in their baked goods they sell so she’ll only sell me on if she has an extra one or two on hand.
From there we went to Walmart. Vince got what he needed. We bought a couple more concord grape vines and I bought several flavors of Peeps to try freeze drying. It may be a big mess but I think I would like them better hard and crunchy than soft and gooey. I bought the Dr. Pepper flavor, along with Hot Tamale (the candy), birthday cake, fruit punch and sour watermelon flavors. That’s what every well stocked pantry needs – freeze dried Peeps, right? 🙂
The next load is four trays of eggs so the Peeps will have to wait their turn.