Monthly Archives: August 2012

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menu plan monday ~ august 27, 2012

It was a busy first week of school. I assumed I’d have some free time, but that worked out for only one day. Did get a lot of canning done, though, with the help of my son. We processed Concord grapes into 40+ pints of jelly and 32 quarts of canned juice. And he and […]

in the garden after the drought

After a long two months of drought, we have been getting rain off and on. And we are so grateful for it. Some of the garden plants are looking better, though many have leaves that are half crisped to brown. These dogwood trees look so sad. I don’t know what this bodes for next spring. […]

pumpkin cream cheese muffins

For breakfast on the first day of school, I used this recipe for Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread to make muffins. Spicy, moist and delicious. Thumbs up from everyone! Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins Makes 20 regular sized muffins. Mix together: 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon […]

menu plan monday ~ august 20, 2012

After a week of church camp and a trip to Seattle, my husband and daughter are home again. They had a good time visiting our son and his wife. They did a lot of touristy things, including visiting the Space Needle. But I’m glad they’re home. DD starts high school tomorrow and we’ll try to […]

menu plan monday ~ august 6, 2012

We had out-of-state company visiting Friday and Saturday and enjoyed catching up on family news with them. After they left, DH and I canned the last of the peaches. I need to wash all the jars today, take off the rings, write the year on the lids, and put the jars in boxes for transportation […]

canned the last of the peaches

We finished canning the peaches today. Thanks to our friendly peach supplier, we were able to can 169 quarts of sliced peaches this year. Not all in one day, thankfully! The first 124 will be divided between us and our son’s family, as he and our DDIL helped with the canning. Little slices of summer, […]