It is the middle of January and here in the wilds of Minnesota suburbia, that means there isn't much going on.
We had a couple inches of snow with more predicted for the remainder of the week. Some years January finds us somewhat frozen with sub-zero temps, but so far it has been relatively mild. And some years we have been up to our hips in snow by now, but this year - not so much. No complaints here. :)
The store where my grocery delivery service shops has fresh coleslaw mix on sale for 10 packages for $10. I have ordered 15 packages to dehydrate. Drying this mix is easy. Just spread the mix out on mesh lined dehydrator trays and it is good to go. It doesn't take long to dry and this stuff makes a good filler for soups, plus it adds flavor. Win - win.
Youngest Son brought me 2 tubs full of canning jars. There were 35 quart jars and 53 pints. Score! I have two cases of half-pint jars ordered so I am back in business for canning. Up to now, the stacks of jars were getting pretty small. Thank you, Son!
I have the ingredients all prepped for canning ham and beans. Thursday is grocery delivery day, so canning will take place over the weekend. Because I move at the pace of a herd of turtles, putting groceries away and canning are not compatible on the same day. My days of multi-tasking have come and gone these days.
However, just so I won't be accused of lounging on the sofa, remote in hand, I spent time last evening going through boxes of quilting fabric and supplies. I found several Ziploc bags of already cut out quilt pieces - some already pinned together ready for sewing, that my aging brain had forgotten about.
That's one really nice thing about getting old. We put things away for safekeeping and when we find them again, it is like getting surprise gifts. Who says aging can't be fun!
So I think I will spend the rest of today and tomorrow playing with fabric, which is one of my favorite things to do. Plus, when the lights go out, we in the Minnesota tundra will need all the quilts we can lay our hands on, just to keep from freezing. Food is important, but there are many other things to consider. So keep on prepping!