Its the weekend. Its been a long and busy old week and it will be nice to be home.
I have a lot to do this weekend and so I may not be on here as much as I normally am but needs must and all that jazz.
I have a lot of sorting and tidying to do and this weekend I want to try and get a bit more organised on the meal front. We do not do too badly but I feel things can be worked on a tad more than we have managed to do so far. So back to the drawing board as they say.
I also want to get my act together in advance because if my feet need surgery which the Physio has told me I definitely need then I want food sorted so that we have meals to cover this period. I have been looking at some ideas for the freezer for crockpot cooking on Pinterest in relation to this but a little more research is required in this respect and something I am looking at in great detail.
I plan on going up to the market at lunch time to see what I can find. I want to look at the plant store but I am particularly after some plum cherry tomatoes to bottle up in brine in kilner jars for the pantry shelf. We use a lot of tomatoes and I have realised that I have not put much up in this respect thus far this year for the winter months so that needs remedying.
I am also on the look out for rhubarb as there are a couple of cordial/syrup recipes that I want to try.
I have a load of peppers which I think I am going to squeeze a few into the freezer ready for stir fries - we use a lot of peppers in various dishes and the rest I have a pickle recipe for.
It will soon be time to do my piccalilli again. Will have to see what I can find. I tend to work with what I can locate, but always with a mind to certain items.
I also need to find some nice dark purple plums for a new batch of Chinese Plum sauce. I also would like to get hold of some Strawberries to bottle for the winter months. So there is potentially an awful lot going on.
I have of late been trying to do one thing a night so that come the weekend I have a little more time to do other things and/or play.
I am hoping to get my canner next month - its something that I have had my eye on for quite a few years. Hopefully the investment in equipment will assist me with a better way of food processing. Trouble is not too sure on quantities so have decided to jump in the deep end so to speak make a reasonable amount of something and then next year if we need more bottles of stuff increase the make list quantity. That way round hopefully I should be able to find the natural level of what is required for my household without going OTT.
I also have a pile of ironing to sort. That sort of thing can be done later at night though when you cannot make too much noise doing stuff so I tend to work through it through the wee hours.
Right had better get a wriggle on.
Catch you later on.