Sooooo, The Pickle learned how to turn chicken legs into a drumstick and a thigh:
I turned perfectly good brussel sprouts and zucchini into mold and mush (here's what they started out looking like):
I won't torture you with an "after" pic, but you should know...my whole kitchen smelled like a fart factory for the rest of the day after I dumped the end product into the garbage disposal. *sigh*
I started several seeds in my very own homemade origami-ish seed pots:
I wanted to do something a little different than the "wrap newspaper around a can" seed pots, and found this fun video on YouTube. I had T bring home a bunch of free newspaper from the "Rubber" newspaper thing they have at Sharks Ice. Free, fun, and I can plant them without causing an trauma when it's time! The Pickle and I sat in front of the TV and cranked 'em out.
I tweak everything, y'all. I can't follow a recipe or anyone's advice to the letter. I MUST experiment. I got the Ball Canning book and a pressure canner for Xmas and I was DYING to use it. I got a wild hair last weekend, found one of our favorite meat recipes (Ground Beef Stroganoff), and pressure canned 10 pints of it. I tweaked the recipe to make it "pressure canner friendly", tripled the recipe, and went after it. I'll have to report back later on this...
I have a bunch more to blog about when it comes to my new gardening (and homesteading!)adventure...did I plant my onions outside too soon?! Are my radishes going to make it?! Hmmm....I hope the anticipation of my next blog post on all of this doesn't cause you to lose sleep...hehe.