Friday, September 10, 2004
Sinking in Salsa
I've been MIA this week. Every stinking tomato became ripe at the same time so... I've been making salsa and spaghetti sauce. Also the grapes were ready so I made jelly. These must be the messiest endeavors a cook can undertake. I'm trying to put the impending visit to the orchard out of my mind. It will ultimately lead to apple butter and apple sauce making. I wouldn't bother with these things but I can't seem to waste food. It must be some psychological residue from my depression era parents. Just to add more fun the past few days the construction guys found a nest of yellow jackets under the house. This led to lots of yelling on their parts, then spraying, and swatting. All this succeeded in sending some hearty flying souls into the house so I have to periodically run to kill stinging insects. That about sums up the past three days. Oh, the excitement. Tomorrow is a cross country meet so a long day. I also need to call SILs in Florida to see if they are ready to move yet. I'll take the boring midwest anytime.