My future-step-mother-in-law just gave me like 5 lbs or more of plums. Yes, I want to can. No, I don't like jams or jellies or conserves. I mean, I don't have a problem with any of those. I don't want to punch jams in the face when I see them. I just don't eat jams and jellies.
What ever shall I do with these plums??? Whole canned plums sound kinda nasty and not in the Janet Jackson way. Maybe some type of bar-b-que sauce?
In other "I don't eat this" news, AwesomeHusband has made me come to my senses about buying a 1/4 to 1/8 of a cow. I found a place that would let us purchase 1/8 of a cow and delivers about 5-6 lbs a month so if you don't have a seperate freezer, you don't have to panic. We don't eat that much beef. As much as I like the idea of hording things and how cheap grass fed beef is if you buy a whole share of an animal, we almost never eat beef at home. We eat chicken and fish mostly and these days we aren't even doing much of that.
So, I guess I have to just bite the bullet and pay $8-24/lb for beef when I want it. Yet another dis-incentive to be eating much of it. Ah well.
In garden news, my new girlfriend the lemon tree is flowering again. I'm gob-smacked. I had heard that they only bloom twice a year (but some folks are telling me that they bloom continuously). There are still about 15 lemons growing on her. Allegedly, these can take a year to become fully ripe. I'm bummed. I'm impatient.
The weather is going to be cool. Time to start baking bread again. I've been craving a loaf of whole wheat for days.