Yesterday was one of those days to attend to some of the piddly little chores that if left undone will turn into big jobs. Got enough accomplished to satisfy my inner Susie Homemaker.
There was one jar of chicken breast in the fridge that hadn't properly sealed when I canned the chicken, so I turned that, along with a quart of turkey broth and some veggies and seasonings, into soup. And then thought, "What the heck," and tossed in a cup of rice to turn it into a nice chicken rice casserole. Tastes really good even though it looks suspiciously like the dog food I make for my two little ankle biters. Wound up with enough for supper tonight and a couple of containers to freeze for later.
Also had a half a quart jar of home canned peaches that needed to be used, so I made a batch of peach muffins. They were good as dessert last night and even better as breakfast this morning.
This week's grocery advertisement has some pretty good sales going on, including ham. The bad part is that the store will only allow one ham to be sold per coupon per purchase, and as I want at least three to can, I will be seeing more of my friendly neighborhood bus driver than I care to. But then, strawberries are on sale this week, too. My supply of strawberry jam has dwindled over the winter, so I can buy enough for two or three batches of jam and enough to freeze a few containers for later. They will be really good over ice cream this summer.
Looks like rain is headed my way today. It is a good day to give these old arthritic bones a bit of a rest. I'm working on finishing up the last of the crocheted granny squares for the afghan I'm making for oldest granddaughter. That turned into a bigger project than originally planned, but it is for my granddaughter. She is worth the extra time and effort.
And later I will dive head first into an 1800's murder mystery. I love those old mystery stories. There are all sorts of twists and turns in the plot and the descriptions transport me back in time. And that is a pretty good place to be on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
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