We celebrated Octoberfest homestyle.
With Apple Strudel for dessert.
We even did the chicken dance.
Earlier this week we had some rainy, fall-like days. I pulled out the cashew, carrot ginger soup I canned. Ashlyn informed me (in case maybe I'd forgotten) that she doesn't "eat baby food anymore" Cracked me up! Evidently Jim doesn't either, because I think I saw him salivating over her peanut butter and jelly sandwich. So I guess I'll be eating it alone next time. It actually tastes just like the commercial one it was copied after, so I'm happy.
Soooooooo, no baby food anymore, and don't call the child labour law people, but I canned apples part of THREE days this week, and she helped me with all of them. What a trooper! I thought she would tire of the idea after just a couple of apples; but she just kept peelin' away! I stuck the apples on the prongs, and took them off. She did all of the cranking, while I was slicing/coring.
Yesterday, we cleaned out all of our old paints, stains, chemicals, etc. in preparation for the scheduled hazardous waste disposal day next month. We've missed it every year for the past....oh....10 or 20 or so...... It feels so good to have them all weeded out and ready to go!
So that's some of what's been going on around here this past week. What've you been up to?