Friday, February 20, 2009

Apples...

It was apples tonight. We dipped them in a combination of pineapple and lemon juice first. I'll let you know if they turned out!
We also made ready some more jerky meat - it's marinating tonight, and I actually made the marinade from scratch: Soy sauce, lots of fresh garlic, maple syrup, and apricot jam. I'll let you know how that one comes out too:-)

AJ and the kiddos played with the new vacuum packer and much fun was had by all! Boy! I will say again, how LITTLE the food looks once dried! Especially vacuum sealed!
I guess I didn't take pictures, but maybe in the next day or two.

Oh! I almost forgot... I got some gifts from my honey tonight. The children helped him wrap them, and at dinner they sang "Happy Birthday" to me (even though it is NOT my birthday) - quite fun!
When on his travels last week he went to Barnes and Noble. This is what he bought me:-)

And... Viola!













Some really great resources, and that top one has some beautiful hand-drawn artwork of various fruits and vegetables in it. It's worth opening just for the eye pleasure!

Thanks my Darlin'!! Thanks for thinking of me:-)

4 comments:

Lady Jess said...

How sweet! :)

jenny said...

oooohhhh, aaaaahhhh! want reviews on those books, my lady! what a fun surprise.

whatcha going to do with the apples? how long does it take to dehydrate? love those vacuum sealers. i have had success with freezing in those too.

love you!

2homeschool said...

I am back! My trip, was trip. Tell you about it someday... After the Lord and I have had a little chat I am sure.

Anyhooo.

Got to go see the explorit in Davis.

Cool. Small but cool. Every single thing in the place was hands on. I am sure one of those places that the kids will remember.

I'z up late. Need MY OWN BED.

Lots of love. Can't wait to hear how you liked the new books.
~H

princessmama said...

Ooooooo! Books! :-) What a sweet surprise. I'm glad you have your sweetie home, it's no fun being without.

Yum, i love dehydrated fruit. Especially home made. I was always looking at the dried mangos in the store all packed full of sugar and thinking "i wonder if they just don't work without it" so, i grabbed a mango and tried it. It was soooo yummy! And it tasted like mango, not like sugar
;-). We love to get bananas on sale at costco and dry tons at a time. The challenge is getting them put away before they are all eaten:)

Glad you are having fun with the dehydrating. Love you guys...