Weekend

Oliver
Cobble Hill Farm Handcrafted Soap

purple coneflower

blueberry-zucchini bread

corn and cukes growing together

happy cukes!

grilled steak dinner
freezer meals for dogs
Emerson not feeling well....

Well, if you've read my previous few weekend posts you'll know they have one thing in common.  Pretty nice weather for the weekend.  This weekend is no different!  It's been beautiful!!  With all the rain we received during the week, we were able to dry out nicely over the weekend.

If you follow us on Facebook you know it was mine and J's anniversary on Saturday.  17 years!  We spent it working at the farmer's market and then making soap.  :-)  Such is the life of a couple starting their own business!!  I did make a lovely dinner of grilled steak and pan-seared scallops with fresh veggies from the garden.

Today we are freezing corn and broccoli, mowing the lawn, making more soap, catching up the laundry and cleaning the house.  Other than that, it will be a relaxing day.

The garden continues to give us a plethora of fresh veggies.  This week we're harvesting beets, green beans, corn, tomatoes, lettuce, scallions, herbs, loads of peppers, cucumbers, zucchini and summer squash, radish, and broccoli.  I'm planting more carrots this week that should get a good enough start to be fine during the winter and be ready in Spring around the time we harvest asparagus.  You may recall, I found out by accident that this works marvelously for us!  There's nothing like fresh sweet carrots in Spring!!

Emerson continues to struggle with Pancreatitis.  He typically has one episode per year.  That coupled with Oliver's stomach issues which also, thankfully, aren't too frequent, mean I have to make rice and chicken from time-to-time for them.  Emerson had an episode earlier in the week and then Oliver had tummy issues last night which meant the rice cooker was going and the chicken was boiling.  I make up enough for 5 or 6 servings and put it all together with some chicken broth, spoon it into a cupcake pan, pat it down and freeze it.  The frozen chicken/rice/broth discs then get put into a freezer-safe container and stored in the freezer until needed.  When I need to serve it I usually mix it with a bit of pumpkin puree, which we always have on hand either canned or frozen.  We are now stocked back up for the next few months!

I continue to receive numerous questions via email about our coop.  I had meant to get a new post up about a month ago, detailing our coop to help answer some of the questions.  That didn't happen, but, I'll try to get it up this week or next week.  In the meantime, if you have questions I am happy to answer them - it may take me a day or two to get to your email but I most certainly will.

On the menu this week:  Grilled Steak, Pan-Seared Scallops with Homefries and Steamed Fresh Veggies; Chicken Parm with Pasta and Roasted Summer Squash; Grilled Ham Steak with Scalloped Potatoes and Green Beans; Grilled Burgers with Potato Salad and Quick Marinated Cukes; Homemade Pizza and Grilled Wings with Salad; Grilled Sea Bass with Steamed Baby Red Potatoes and Fresh Veggie Stir Fry; Dirty Rice and Baked Zucchini.

Hoping you're having a wonderful weekend!



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1 comment:

daisy g said...

Congrats to you and J on your anniversary!

Sorry to hear about the boys' trouble. I'm sure your home-cooked meals will do wonders! Maybe they should eat them more often!

As usual, your weekend was packed with satisfaction. Enjoy your week!