WEEKLY MEAL WRAP UP

What’s with the weather?  Today and yesterday morning it feels like fall?  I know the coolness will burn off once the sun comes out but it really doesn’t feel like the August we are so used to.

Jordanne and I were commenting on the sound – it changed.  Yeah, sounds funny but it’s not.  We can hear when the weather change thanks to the 11 lane freeway just a stone’s throw away from our property – it’s like our ghetto weather barometer.   The freeway sound changes when the weather does.   With all the windows open (no AC) and our being outside a lot we tend to notice things like that.

I do hope this crazy weather doesn’t affect the garden too much.  Still waiting for the “motherload”  — the surplus harvest that we rely on to preserve for fall and winter.  We can only do so much after we sow the seeds and care for the plants, the rest is in God’s hands.  So we are praying for a bountiful harvest this season.

Well, as you can see,  last week I really didn’t do a good job at taking pictures of our meals.  My apology’s to all your photo loving foodies.

I was preoccupied with other things….

SATURDAY

Breakfast – homemade/homegrown blueberry pancakes with homegrown strawberries
Dinner – homemade flour tortillas, homemade spanish rice (homegrown onions, peppers, tomatoes) with homegrown sauteed pepper and local avocado  and onions (from Farmer S)

SUNDAY

Breakfast – homemade skillet granola
Lunch – leftovers from Saturday
Dinner – homemade herb pizza crust topped with homegrown roasted eggplant,  homegrown-preserved marinated peppers and homegrown tomatoes and basil

MONDAY

Breakfast – homemade homegrown apple crisp
Lunch – homegrown limas and herb butter with organic ca grown rice
Dinner – homegrown-preserved pickled squash with homegrown tomato and avocado ( from Farmer S ) sandwich

TUESDAY

Breakfast – homemade homegrown apple crisp
Lunch – homegrown vegetable soup (limas, green beans, carrots, and cabbage  from Farmer S
Dinner – homemade coleslaw ( cabbage from Farmer S , homegrown turnips, apples, carrots) with homegrown tomato, homegrown lettuce and local avocado (from Farmer S) sandwich

WEDNESDAY

Breakfast – homemade skillet granola
Lunch -homegrown vegetable soup (limas, green beans, carrots, and cabbage  from Farmer S
Dinner – homemade coleslaw ( cabbage from Farmer S , homegrown turnips, apples, carrots) with summer veggie pasta (homegrown tomatoes and peppers)

THURSDAY

Breakfast – homemade homegrown fruit bowl (homegrown grapes, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, apples)
Lunch – homegrown steamed carrots and cabbage from Farmer S with organic ca grown rice
Dinner  – homemade herb pizza crust topped with homegrown roasted eggplant,  homegrown-preserved marinated peppers and homegrown tomatoes and basil

FRIDAY

Breakfast – homemade homegrown fruit bowl (homegrown grapes, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, apples)
Lunch –  homegrown steamed limas, carrots and cabbage from Farmer S with organic ca grown rice
Dinner -homemade tomato sauce (homegrown garlic, celery, onions, peppers and tomatoes) with pasta and parmesan cheese

Comments(5)

  1. Stacy says:

    Weird is right. It never seemed to burn off, and was strangely overcast all the way from Santa Clarita where I spent the first part of the day with a friend, to downtown where hubby was working all day, looking out the windows wondering what was up.

  2. Leanne says:

    It feels like fall. I have been thinking off and on since June that we might have a short summer, just because of how cool June was.

    I don’t know. {: I’m no expert. But yeah … seems that way.

  3. Chicago Mike says:

    I hear you on the weather being weird. Here in the Chicago region, it was the coolest July since 1871 and the driest on record. Most nights in July we got down in the low 50’s.

    So, no ripe tomatoes, then BANG they all are coming at once.

    Guess I should go back and read that post on canning. 🙂

  4. Salli Skinner-Meacham says:

    I think what you are doing with your homestead is wonderful. I heartily commend it.
    Do you have solar power? What would you do if all utilities stopped?
    I love your website with all the great natural selections for various needs.
    Keep up the great work and encourage all your neighbors to do the same.
    Time is getting short and NOTHING lasts forever.

  5. Anne says:

    I hear you about the freeway noise and the weather. We live close to the interstate in Seattle. On sunny days, it’s so much quieter outside. But overcast days, the roar of the freeway is much more noticeable.

    Thanks for all your photos and writing on this blog. So inspiring!

    I think Seattle got all of the CA hot weather last week. The garden likes it but the humans were wilting in 100+ heat!

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