3. Made about 12 half-pints of jam with my cherries and berries! This was a fun little project for me. I used honey for sweetener and discount $0.50/$1.00 no-sugar/low-sugar pectin. I would guesstimate that each jar cost $0.25, mostly because of the honey.
5. Printed new pages for my daily planner.
6. Froze eggs. First I ran them through my Vitamix and then poured them into cheap plastic garage sale cups. I plan on using these egg ice cubes for scrambled eggs during the winter months, when the hens quit laying for the most part.
7. Boiled eggs in the Instant Pot. Can you tell I've been trying to clean the excess eggs out of my fridge? Some meals we had this week were: lamb curry over rice, rice 'n' beans, taco salad, soup, goat (chevon) steaks, hotdogs and a potluck meal. For the potluck, I made my friend Esther's recipe for chocolate chip cookie bars. I was expecting to just use a hodgepodge of whatever chocolate chips I had, but lo and behold I found some mini-chips, just like the recipe called for!! There was about a cup of chips left, so that's what I used. I thought they turned out very nice. And of course... we had leftovers.
We finally had a free weekend, so we spent Saturday and Sunday in the thumb area (MI... it's shaped like a mitten!). It was a lot of fun! On the way to Port Crescent, our campground, we stopped to see the Sanilac petroglyphs; drawings in sandstone made by ancient Native Americans. It was super cool!
A few minutes later, Hubs spotted some old-looking equipment and a bulletin board with pictures smack-dab in the middle of an RV campground. We walked by the RVs feeling a little sheepish, but were rewarded with a little outdoor mini-museum of the grindstone factory! The board had enough information to be thorough, but not more than we had time to read. We also got to see some big pieces of grindstone-manufacturing equipment.
By that time the General Store was open, so we got our ice cream cones. Initially we both ordered two scoops in a waffle cone, but when I saw Hubs' cone I knew I wouldn't be able to get it all down. So I asked the lady scooping (just in time!) if I could just have one scoop. It was PLENTY. :)
I uploaded three videos last week:
How to Make a Fitted T-shirt
Grocery Haul: $7.22
How to Make & Preserve Goat Butter
Hope you all had a fantastic weekend. Happy 4th of July to all of my U.S. readers!