I have always wanted to make my own spaghetti sauce, so when I received several tomatoes, I knew it was time to try it. I did not have a written recipe, just a basic idea of what I needed to do to make the sauce.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
A friend asked what we are planning to do with all of our lovely produce, so over the next few days, I will answer that question.
First, we turned most of the grapefruit into juice. Andrew and I prefer grapefruit juice. The girls love to eat the fruit as much as they like to drink it, so I left a few grapefruit unjuiced for them to enjoy.
When Arin was younger, we had an orange tree and a grapefruit tree. Arin loved to help juice the oranges, so she was so excited to hear that we were juicing these grapefruit and she was going to help. This was Ella's first time to help make juice and she was super excited about being such a big helper!
We juiced about 14 grapefruit and made close to a gallon of delicious juice, which is almost gone (about 24oz left) even though we just made it yesterday!
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
On occassion I will enter a contest, but I never really think I will win, as the last time I actually remember winning something was when I was twelve and it was a costume contest at church. However, every once in a while there is a contest that just seems too good to pass up the chance of winning. A few weeks ago, I entered this contest at Keeper of the Home. And then, I forgot that I had even entered the contest. One day, I was checking my email and to my surprise, there was a "You Just Won the Contest" email waiting for me. I won two cloth diapers, which is very exciting, as we cloth diaper Ella. We've never used FuzziBunz diapers before. The inside of these one-size diapers are so soft and they have adjustable elastic at the waistline and the legs. The snaps were slightly confusing as they are different from the other snap closure diapers that we use, but we managed to figure them out and so far are happy with them.
Keeper of the Home, Stephanie is hosting several giveaways in celebration of her 1000th post. Check them out, you might win something awesome too!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
The girls are loving playing with their cousins. Ella LOVES babies, so she is having a great time playing with and holding her cousin, Nicholas. Although he is only six months old, he is as big as she is. Arin loves playing with Matthew, who is a year younger than her, but also her same size! It'll be good to have big boy cousins looking out for their little girl cousins some day.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Many of the kids made headdresses from peacock feathers.
This little play house was made for Mrs. Davis when she was six years old. About thirty years ago, they transferred it about 200 miles from her old home to the farm that she lives at now.