If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook you may have seen me mention how hot it’s been here lately. It was 85 on Sunday and not much cooler than that the day before. Yesterday morning, however, I woke up to that scene above. 34 degrees and snowing! Colorado weather is truly bizarre. The other day Jesse and I were noticing how many trees were covered with blossoms – I hope they survive the frost!
Here’s what we’ll be eating this week:
Wednesday: Salmon salad
Thursday: Meatballs with veggies
Friday: Zucchini pasta with meat sauce
Saturday: Tuna on salad
Sunday: Sirloin kabobs with veggies
Monday: Taco salad
Tuesday: Roast with veggies
I have not been cooking much lately. Well, by not much I mean not much more than the three meals a day I usually produce. Instead I have been doing a lot of packing. I now have several towers of boxes stacked around my apartment. So far it is still livable, although the walls are beginning to look sad and empty as I take down our decorations.
I’m also continuing to weed out those things we don’t need, as I’m determined not to move things that we’d be better off getting rid of. I have several bags ready to go to Goodwill and the rest I’m gradually posting on Freecycle. (See why I love Freecycle.) By the way, if you ever think that not many people are reading Freecycle emails just post a few old laptops that you’d like to get rid of. If your town is anything like here your inbox will then nearly explode from all the responses you will get. Everyone was desperate to get their hands on our old laptops, all of which were not only old and slow but also came with their own issues. I guess it just goes to show that we all have our different priorities. I will skip fancy clothes and eating out any day if it means we can own fully-functional computers.
Amidst all of the getting rid of things I did also decide to purchase a new mandoline. Mandoline slicer, that is, not the musical instrument (despite what Word spellcheck would have me believe). I have been considering a mandoline for quite a while now, mostly because I wanted to be able to quickly and evenly slice vegetables for dehydrating. My first project will be to try it with the abundance of butternut squash still sitting on our dining room table. For some reason this was an off crop of squash and it just doesn’t taste that appetizing – hence why we still have so much of it four months later. I thought I’d try making it into flavored chips to try to get around the blandness. Sometime soon I will have a go at that project while I take a break from packing.
What’s going on in your life lately? Any fun new projects? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!
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