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What’s up Wednesday and Meal Plan

This week has been heartbreaking. The people using the death of George Floyd to justify their actions are reprehensible. I do not condone the actions of the rioters in any way. Those who have remained peaceful in their protests have my support and I hope that we can find a way to peacefully right the wrongs that have been done. 

Sadly, being close to a metropolitan area has us worried and our family who lives even closer or in the metropolitan area have us even more worried. Please keep everyone who is facing these challenges in your thoughts. 

On a happier note, the garden is doing well. We only had one of our tomato seedlings survive the torrential downpour we had on Thursday so I had to buy some plants. We also had a volunteer mysteriously pop up despite the 4 plus bags of soil I added to the raised beds, I’m 90% sure it’s a tomato. If it’s not a tomato then it’s most likely a marigold. 

Can’t wait to make some zucchini relish with these bad boys.

Also, my zucchini is growing well and I’ve got 5-6 bean plants that need trellising. The cucumbers are catching up and I need to thin them out before trellising. We got the framework for the garden fence (see last week’s post about the local wildlife) and we realized that we didn’t include the outer pathways so now we have to move the posts (insert facepalm)

I can never keep up with my bean plants. Hopefully this year I can.

With the warmer weather, I plan to get Kat’s new pool out so she can play and splash around while I try to get some yard work done. Also, JellyBean is finally starting to lay normal eggs again! I just gotta keep the bullies from eating her eggs. They terrorize her so much they will bust open her eggs but only hers.

Runaway toddler! She loves clear pathways.

I finally got some berries on my blueberry plant! I have no idea how because I only have one established plant and didn’t expect anything till hopefully next year hopefully this is a good sign. I’m thinking someone else in the neighborhood has some and they got pollinated that way.

Is anyone interested in some canning tutorials? A blog friend has a few for things like strawberry jam/jelly and tomato soup. I would be focusing on ‘meal in a jar’ soups where all you gotta do is dump the jar in your pot or slow cooker and add meat if desired then heat through. I would also do canning things like meat, salsa, and relishes. I would, of course, include step-by-step photos so you can see how things should look. Let me know in the comments below! I will also post a poll on Facebook.

Canned this turkey last week.

 

 

Today: Leftovers, it’s been super hot so I may just have some veggies with dip.

Thursday: Farmer’s Casserole

Friday: Bow-tie Salad with Tuna

Saturday: Pizza with Breadsticks

Sunday: Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Monday: Meatless Spaghetti, we were supposed to have this on Memorial day but went to see family instead.

Tuesday: Tacos with Matzoh instead of tortillas

What are you guys having this week? Let me know in the comments below!

Comments

Julie
June 3, 2020 at 2:23 pm

Thanks for sharing! I so look forward to these every Wednesday! What’s farmer’s casserole? Would love canning tips! Also, even though we got 2 different blueberry bushes, they are both classified as self pollinating. Maybe yours is the same! Love it!



    MFrank
    June 4, 2020 at 12:07 pm

    Farmer’s Casserole is a slow cooker meal that we fix often with leftover ham. I can send you the recipe, it’s in one of our cookbooks.



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