I have been working in the kitchen yesterday and today. Yesterday I thawed out the 4 large plastic containers of beef and turkey broth that were in the freezer, skimmed off the fat and decided to put it all together for a mixed broth. Then I canned it in jars for the cupboard. Since we live in a hurricane area and lose power for a week at a time when one blows through, I am tired of losing everything in my freezer and have started to can it all. I now have 4 beautiful quarts of broth ready for soup making!
Friday night I opened a quart jar of the meatballs a quart of the spaghetti sauce I canned, mmmmm yumm! That was the crockpot spaghetti sauce and if you have never tried it, I encourage you to do so, it is wonderful.
Yesterday started with a trip to the post office and to drop off the recycling. Then I just had to visit my 3 closest thrift shops, they were calling my name! AABY (animals always believe in you) is an animal charity and I found a gorgeous old icon of the
Theotokos and child,
Theotokos and child,
some lovely blue yarn, books of course and a flatbed scanner for work which I sincerely hope will work for us. We are needing another and the newer scanner/printer combos do not work well for scanning a coin inside a plastic holder. Only a good flatbed scanner will do it. Keep your fingers crossed this one works well as the price was only $5. I can return it if it doesn't work though, so no loss there. It would just mean I have to search a mega store for one instead, yuck.
The second shop ACTS which is another animal charity didn't have a thing. I don't go there as often as they charge a bit much. The 3rd shop Family Time helps battered women and I always find lots there. This time I picked up 3 GI Joes to turn into historical personages (.75 each), a wonderful rag rug that only needed a good washing for $2, and Lord Wellbourne will be jealous because I got a bag full of various pearl and crystal beads! A couple of other sundries and only spent about $12 total.
Today I cleaned out the pantry and re-organized it, now I can find what we have and made more room for more canned goods. Sadly I was not able to grocery shop this morning when I prefer to because my paycheck won't be deposited until tomorrow. I will go tomorrow night I guess. :-(