Since so much time has gone by since my last blog entry...I thought I would do a review with some pictures.
|My favorite youngest daugthers First Day of School ~ she is an 8th grader!|
|My hubby got very into fishing for salmon in the Snohomish river.|
He caugh lots of Humpies...which he then smoked.
|He found a great dry brine that used dark brown sugar, kosher salt and |
LOT's of fresh garlic. Then he smokes it.
ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! We have a stash in the freezer for the holidays.
|Each year I get a bit more out of my garden. I am actually surprised |
that I got anything after the very wet spring and summer we had.
I lost many onions and what onions I did get...are small ~ but still edible.
|My grocery budget got tight...and we ran out of bread. However...I did have|
flour and yeast so I have been making bread. Very fun and easy recipe.
|My tomatoes did not like our western Washington weather this year and |
they have really suffered. However, I have been able to make two batches
of roasted tomatoes. All I have to say about this recipe...OMG!
|My pumpkins got a late start...but I still got some.|
|Fresh tomatoes from my garden roasted with olive oil, kosher salt, |
walla walla onions and garlic then mixed with frest basil EQUALS
Roasted Tomatoe Sauce...going into the freezer for a dinner later in the year.
Not only are we harvesting and preserving much more this year ~ we have also decided to get our financial house in order. We had some very large expenses this year...tires for the truck, braces for my favorite youngest daughter, an over-the-budget wedding for my favorite oldest daughter and my favorite son-in-law plus a 10 day road trip on top of too much spending the past couple of years has equaled too much debt. We signed up for Dave Ramsey's online debt reducer plan and are now living very aware of where our money is going. More to come on our journey.