A little of this and a little of that. Hubby has a garden, and we have about 53 tomato plants. That’s a bit much, even for our family. I’ve learned to cook a couple new recipes to figure out what to do with tomatoes and zucchini. One that was a big hit (at least with hubby) is ratatouille. And no, no rats were harmed in the concoction of said dish. I actually made it in the crock pot, which cuts down some of the work. Hubby is a carnivore, so I had to add some meat to it, which I did in the form of italian sausage. I plan on making it again tomorrow, so I will try to post a picture.
We also discovered eggplant this year. The one we bought was small and white, it isn’t bitter at all. We haven’t gotten very many, and they didn’t get as big as they were supposed to, and we’ve determined that they need LOTS of water, which is something we haven’t had this summer.
But I have mostly been into crochet, and I’ve even launched my own online shop. Right now the items I’m selling I want to earn money to buy hubby a birthday gift — something he can really use, it’s not a frivolous gift. We also want to take a vacation at the end of the month to our family cabin. That doesn’t cost much, but we are going to be there during a folk festival where they make — from scratch — apple butter. It is HANDS DOWN the best apple butter in the world. They make it on site in a copper kettle with a special mixing paddle (some special wood to add to the flavor, i forget what it is). You can buy apple butter there, and we can only get it once a year. So hubby would like to buy several jars, but at $8 each that is an investment. I’m hoping I get some sales from my crochet to help us get a couple jars and I can get hubby’s gift.
Typically what I do is turn around and put the money back into ministry projects — I like to make shawls, throws and baby blankets to give out to those in need of comfort. I will also do special orders. I can’t work it up on my market site, but I would be happy to make a comfort item and ship it to whomever you wish — you just cover the cost of materials and shipping. I’m working up poems and scriptures to add to these items too….