Monday, November 17, 2008

I'm hanging around the house doing chores on this sunny autumn day. I've got a BIG week next week, so I'm thinking ahead. Time to wash the socks - I do NOT like having to wear commercial socks, ugh! It's not hard to handwash socks at ALL. I just save up a week or two worth, then dump them in my sink with some lukewarm water and a bit of dishwash detergent. Let soak about 15 minutes, then rinse and wring out. Super easy.
And they look so pretty drying. :)

The summer canning/freezing is done; there's just a few more "putting by" things to do. Today, I made pizza crusts to go in the freezer. My recipe says I can keep the dough in the freezer for about 3 months, so I did 12 crusts (3 double batches). One pizza a week sounds pretty darn good to me. :) I did 3 variations. I use semolina flour and white flour in each batch - then added whole wheat to one, 7 grain flour, dried basil and dried oregano to another, and wheat bran, dried garlic and dried rosemary to a 3rd.
Just separate each batch into 4 crusts.....

put in frezer bags, label, and that's it. When i want pizza, you just let the dough defrost for a few hours at room temp or during the day in the fridge. Then roll it out, let rise briefly, top, and cook.

I have dried tomatoes, caramelized onions, pesto, and roasted red peppers in the freezer, as well as chevre and homemade tomato sauce. This is my idea of "fast food".

And this is a picture of my homemade grape juice, simply because I am amazed that nature produces a food this color. Divine!


Blogger Bonne said...

LOL!! I just love the color of grapejuice too~so does anything you may spill it on!
Love the socks~someday I'll be able to make some~I'm only at the slipper stage so far.
Gotta love gramps's attitude too! hugs, B

7:40 PM  
Blogger Shadows of the goddess designs said...

I am just SO jealous of all your wonderful socks !!!!! The grape juice looks yummy and so does the pizza crusts. I am coming to your house for supper :P

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