You know what? I changed my mind. I'm taking the day off from food writing and all the lab work. Instead, I'm gonna blast the music and clean the house.
Maybe finally clean Ethel. Poor girl needs a proper scrub.
But first I'm headed out the door to meet the Corn Man. He's at the corner (we live in a rural area), and has the best corn.
Last weekend when we hit his stand he was sold out. He invited us to his farm and oh my gosh, what fun to pick fresh corn and get eggs from his chickens. Country living rocks.
Speaking of country living, dig my outdoor office. The lab (our kitchen), is attached to the back deck.
Okay, Bubblebutts and Boogerheads, the Corn Man has string beans waiting for me, and I'm exciting to cook those babies up Hungarian-style. I also love to eat the beans raw or juice them. So flippin' good.
After that I'll hit Tim Horton's and possibly run into Aldi to see what's on clearance. The other day I scored organic baby kale and organic grass feed beef for killer prices.
Today kicked BOTH ass and arse. Yeppers. That's how good my work day went.
Got my food writing and experiments done, including but not limited to, apple pie. Kitchen is cleaned and closed for the day, and whilst I'm still in my prep cook clothes - aside from writing more notes about today's lab work - I'm done.
PS: Dig these mini pie bakeware dishes from Portugal. Got them on clearance at Wegmans for $1.72 each.
PPS: These little dishes hold more apples than I hoped for. One pie serves four good slices or six smaller portions.
PPPS: Now I can experiment with various pie crusts on a smaller scale. I LOVE IT!
PPPPS: And it's really 4:44 in the afternoon. This day rocks.
So I'm finally dressed and it's nearly 1pm. My body was really really really dragging this morning but it's moving about better now. My big goal for the day is to clean Ethel (best fridge ever). That way when I go to the Farmer's Market this weekend, she's all clean and pretty.
PS: Still no computer. I haven't found a good keyboard.
PPS: Yesterday I very nearly paid full price for crapper paper. Full price! That's a bad word. A very very bad word. Okay it's two words but you get my point.
PPPS: Thanks to all who've been keeping up on my blog. I'm looking forward to playing catchup on all your adventures.
So I didn't get as many chores done yesterday, as planned. Got caught up on some coupon work and before I knew it, my afternoon was gone.
But that's okay because it felt good to use my coupon station. Now that the desktop got killed (see yesterday's post), I love the table even more. It's so flippin' big that my self-healing cutting mat fits, making it super duper easy to cut fabric into quilt shapes.
Anyway, today I've gotta get crackin', finish the chores and get to the market for ingredients. Though I'm tempted to go ingredient shopping first, best get the fridge cleaned out and the crappers sorted. Because there's one thing I don't want to do during our mini staycation and that's clean. Hence the double broom action.
It was a crappy desk top that made more noise than a jet engine. I hated that thing. Now we're on the hunt for a new one, thinking laptop this time. Did some looking over the weekend and so far, all the laptop keyboards sucked.
I have a laptop that I love, we bought it years ago and it's NEVER been online. It's only 2 gigs but was purchased solely for writing. Thought I could put it online but I can't. I enjoy my alone writing time too much to bring the Internet in.
That said, I found a few more places that sell Windows 7 laptops, going to check them out this week. Until then, you guys won't see much of me on the blogs. But I'll still post each day and you can reach me on email.
In other news, we're headed toward our mini-staycation. Can't wait. Got a good bit of chores done yesterday, getting the rest done today. Then Wednesday I hit the market for ingredients. That's all from me. I'll catch up on all your blogs once I get my new computer up and running.
It's about ten to four as I type this. Dough is fermenting, the house is asleep and in one hour, I'll shape the dough into rolls, prove and bake. With any luck, Huckleberry will wake to a breakfast of eggs, bacon, potatoes and fresh rolls with whipped butter.
Meanwhile, I'm hunting down sales and looking for freebies, as I print FREE money from home.
For anyone new to printables (coupons online), the first of each month is new coupon day, which means coupons get yanked, reset and/or added. It's a coupon holiday. Each computer (not printer), gets two prints per particular coupon. If you're interested, here are two places that I get my coupons.com printables.