Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Hoops, Cakes and Tomatoes

These two year olds were a handful this morning. I applaud CoRielle's ingenuity in creating a basketball hoop for the boys. 

We DID have fun...I just had to up my Bachan game. I had to bring my A game today. 

But this oven! I never would have opted for this oven if we hadn't already had the stove/oven year long saga. I was ready to agree to anything...and while this one requires me to squat low to get things OUT of the lower oven...we are using both ovens quite a bit. Today, Stacia was able to bake all five cakes on her list at ONE TIME.

It is still not scratched. I clean this thing more thoroughly than I cleaned my babies. LOL  After all the drying...THIS is what I got from our garden harvest.... a bit of tomato powder, some dried tomatoes, and 1/2 a pint of pepper flakes.  I also made some yummy spaghetti sauce.... but if I can use the greenhouse space next year...I need to opt for many more tomato and pepper plants and many less cucumber varieties.  Putting this here in the hopes I'll remember next year at planting time. 

The tomato powder is YUMMY. I will use it to thicken soups and add it here and there for a zesty taste. I don't like tomatoes, but I have found myself snacking on the dried tomatoes.