Wednesday, 23 September 2020
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
Monday, 21 September 2020
My Fall decorating is almost done. We finally got the new drapes for the living room and I took the opportunity to rearrange the furniture. Our room looks cosy at last. Why did it take so long you may ask? Well if you remember..we moved into our new place in March... and a few days later everything went into lockdown! I'm the kind of person that likes to see, feel and smell before I buy.. so I dont like buyng on line. Which is why... a new rug is still waiting in the wings. Anyone else like that?
For the nexy few days.. Im going to avoid as much "news" as I can... again. Im not burying my head in the sand..but its all stressing me so much.. the hatred.. the violence.. the fighting.. the lies...he said this... he said that. And I know... after the passing of RBG...these coming weeks are going to get insane. I dont have a vote.. so I cant do my bit to support or change things... but I have strong, patriotic views. Instead...Im going to pray.. and as our pastor advised yesterday... stay in my lane.. do what I need to do... prepare... and know the Lord has this.
Time to start my housework. Have a great week..
Sunday, 20 September 2020
Saturday, 19 September 2020
Last night ... just before midnight... we were jolted from our sleep by a 4.5 earthquake. Being just over a mile from the epicentre.. it was very loud... and there was a lot of shaking. Since living here I have felt a few tremors... but for the first time.. pictures, china etc actually fell. MrD.. as usual..took it in his stride... said we will deal with it in the morning... turned over and went back to sleep. He really is Mr Cool! Covid.. riots.. wildfires and now an earthquake! 2020 has been a doozy!
Seeing as its stitching Saturday... I thought I would share the hearts I sold this week..
They were sent to Ohio and Florida.
Coincidently ..they were all blue.
Friday, 18 September 2020
A much better morning for walking...and for the first time in a while...
a lovely blue sky without a whiff of smoke.
The air quality though is still poor according to the weather channel..
but it was lovely being out and about enjoying the first hints of Fall
Thursday, 17 September 2020
My prepping continues...
I was face timing with my friend in Idaho this week...and were talking about prepping . Luckily she and her young family are safe from all the terrible fires. But she mentioned that the fires were destroying many crops... She warned that with wheat fields burning.. flour prices would go up... With no feed for animals... meat prices would go up...and as for their famous potatoes!!
So with this in mind.. My local store is selling flour that works out at $1.39 a bag ...if you buy four.. So thats what I got. Making my own bread and cakes and cookies from scratch...especially with Thanksgiving and Christmas not too far ahead... I use a lot.
I bought another 10lb bag of potatoes to dehydrate ready for soups and stews... and will get more this week. At the moment I can get a 10lb bag for a $1.50 so Im taking advantage of it. Yes there are 10lb of potatoes in those two jars!
I dehydrated a head of cabbage.. which filled a quart jar
More Bell Peppers... Incredibly 5 dehydrated peppers take up very little room
and finally..I dehydrated the turnips I had in the freezer and theres room for more in the jar
So thats the five preps for this week. Im feeling so much better about not keeping so much in the freezer
Easy Crock Pot Four Cheese Ravioli Lasagna
For dinner we are having a very simple Dump and Go Crock Pot meal using items from the freezer. Usually I would make it as below... but I have a few bags of the meat mixture already frozen so Im using one of those. Anything for an easy life lol
1 cup chopped onions
2-4 garlic cloves, minced
1 (24oz) jar of pasta sauce
1 (25oz) package or frozen cheese-filled ravioli(do not thaw)
1 cup shredded Italian blend cheese
- Cook ground beef, onion, and garlic in a large skillet over a medium/high heat
- You could also add green bell pepper and mushrooms which my hubby loves
- Drain if needed
- Mix in the pasta sauce
- Spoon 1/2 meat mixture into bottom of a lightly greased crockpot.
- Layer half of the ravioli.
- Next layer with reamining meat mixture.
- Then top with the rest of the ravioli.
- Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 4-6 hours until pasta is tender... (mine was ready after 5)