Okay, I'll admit it. I've just been plodding along lately. Just covering the basics, not very enthusiastic about extra stuff, ... BUT... Thanksgiving will be on us before you know it. And then, of course, there's Christmas. It's time to get busy. So, I pulled myself out my slump and started getting to work. I used the time the girls were at Mom's to make a new chore plan. I had a pow-wow with the girls Mon. to update them on the new plan and started getting a few things going. It's started a little slow (what with the girls needing to re-coup, all that laundry they brought home, and keeping up with what's going on with Grandma), but yesterday I was determined to really get something going. I started with the pumpkins that have been hanging around since our last trip to the apple orchard. I got the two biggest done yesterday and now have 8 pts. of pumpkin puree in the freezer. Then the girls and I prepared the menu for our big Thanksgiving dinner with my Mom's side of the family. I also got inspired by a recipe for pomegranate jelly I ran across yesterday, so when I was in the store today I checked out the price - guess what? - they were on sale, so I bought a bunch. I've got a plan all worked out for Monday. I'm going to make it a food prep. day. I'll work on some more of the pumpkins (I've got 4 more), make the pomegranate jelly, start some beef stock, and cook up a bunch of ground beef for a variety of uses. We'll probably go ahead and use some of it to make a bunch of Philippino style egg rolls to tuck away in the freezer. I'd like to be able to wait and make yogurt then, but T.Lynn has already rebelled against the store bought kind we had to put on our fruit salad at breakfast yesterday. She wouldn't touch it, so I'll put some milk in the crock pot when I'm done here. There's a couple of other things I'd like to try and fit in, but I want to be realistic, and there's only so much I can fit on the counter and stove.
I can't wait for Monday!