This week has been a week of getting things done around the cottage.
Cleaning, and organizing, and preparing for colder days.
In Utah, when Autumn arrives, it arrives with a snap!
One day it will be hot, Capri wearing weather, and the next day it will be so cold you click on the furnace!
We've been working on getting the yard ready for winter
I've also been working on stocking up the freezer for winter.
After our weekend trip to the farm stand and stocking up on produce, we had a great selection of vegetables, and it made perfect sense to make a big batch of savory, vegetable beef soup.
Fresh corn, fresh green beans, tomatoes, squash, etc...
The sweet plum jam that was made earlier in the week, poured into these containers and ready for the freezer.
We are empty nesters~
Sometimes we make a meal that is large enough to eat a portion and freeze a portion for another day.
I bought these 'Deli Containers' from Amazon.
These containers are freezer safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe (top shelf), reusable and PBA free. These containers hold 16 oz. and have proven to be such a handy thing to have on hand.
up my own seasoning mixes and rub mixes for smoking meat, etc..
Oh, that I had thought to buy containers like this years ago!
~ Attitude of Gratitude:
~ Last night, we made it up to the lake to fish. The wind has been blowing like crazy here, making a fishing trip impossible. Just as my husband finished fishing, and the sun was setting, the wind kicked back up. I am so thankful that we had a calm, beautiful night to enjoy the lake.
~Grateful that we were able to water our lawns. We are on water restrictions, and we are only able to water 2 x a week. I am so grateful that we still have two days a week in which to water, as some of the small towns nearby have been restricted to one day of watering, and worse yet, other small towns are not allowed to water, at all!