I ran into the kitchen yesterday morning before heading into work and this caught my eye...
It pretty much explains this past weeks activities, past, present and future.
The pile that developed here this week is unusual. I'm a pretty organized person and this buffet top is usually free of clutter with the exception of my laptop.
The big stock pot is there because, in this heat, I'm making sweet tea every 4th day or so. It's also being used in blanching peaches.
Putting Foods By is hanging out there as a reference tool because...(while everyone says with a wave of their hand..."Canning is easy")...I'm new enough to it be slightly paranoid and freaked out about the whole thing. I've got toothpicks stuck between pages for easy access and sticky notes placed on pages of interest.
The hand towel? Well, those are everywhere in kitchen. Looks like there's a Ziplock bag hanging out there ready to be reused...(Oh yeah, that was from the frozen strawberries that I used to make SM a smoothie the other day.)
Hmmm...the quart boxes I'm hoping to reuse as pots for the packet of broccoli seeds that is hiding inside it. (Gotta start thinking about the fall garden). Ditto the white plastic grocery bag that has starter soil and peat pots in it.
The 2 woven baskets held the peaches that I bought at the Farmers Market this weekend. I've been using them for bringing in the cucumbers and green beans that I've picked this week.
And the pint jars will likely be filled this weekend. Time for some pickles. I'm thinking bread and butter pickles. Anybody got a killer recipe?
So what's in your pile?