I haven't mentioned my Dad much. He's doing so good! He actually drove for the first time since his surgery, Tuesday! He drove again today, as well. He still gets really tired, though, and he has his heart pillow right there with him when he's driving. The surgeon released him, so all he has to visit now is his regular heart doctor. I'm so thankful for God's healing and His mercy! What would we do without it?
I am going to try something new. I read a blog about grinding your own meat, and I have a hand crank meat grinder. The couple purchased a big chunk of chuck meat from their regular grocery store. They ground it using their Kitchen Aid grinding attachment, and said that it was the best ground chuck they had ever eaten! I read the comments and others had been doing the same thing. They also agreed that it tasted much better than ground chuck they had eaten, as well. When you grind meat yourself, instead of buying pre-ground meat, you know what's in it. No fillers or additives. I don't eat much meat, but the guys think they have to have it at every meal. I've been doing a lot of cooking on the grill this week, since my kitchen has turned into a cannery. We like foods cooked on the grill, so that was a good excuse.
The pickles are almost ready to come out of the canner, so I've got to go! Hope ya'll have a great weekend and stay cool! Blessings from Bama!
|All of these are nectarine jam! Poor basket of nectarines is ruining!
|Fig jam in the making.
|Fourteen and a half pint jars of fig jam!
|Six jars of dill pickles! I thought there would only be enough for two jars!