Living simply really does make me happy at the moment, although the veggies weren't brilliant at growing this year, thanks mainly to the wet, wet weather and of course Bambi and his friends discovering the 'snack bar' that I call the Veggie Patch early on in the season, we are still eating lots of homegrown things, mainly from last year and believe it or not the year before. The benefits of a large chest freezer are not to be sneezed at.
Even over the weekend with an extra mouth to feed the freezer stash did not go down too rapidly. I am just about to make up the menu plan for ths week, a day late but I did add this Monday to last weeks menu plan so I am still up to date.
I am trying to use up the 'odds and sods' from the freezers first so that there is space and freed up freezer boxes ready for re-use. We have now eaten all the home made soups from the freezer so I feel a soup making session coming on one day this week and the empty boxes will be used for freezing extra portions. You can't beat homemade soup on these chilly, damp days, especially when it's served with a homemade bread roll or two.
What's with the ball of wool and the crochet hook in the photo at the top of this post I hear some of your asking, well this little ball of cotton type wool was in amongst a lot of mohair wool in a box in the charity shop and I asked how much it was as it was all on it's own, 10p the lady replied, so I snapped it up and when I have a bit of time later will sit and make myself a dishcloth. I've been wanting to have a go at this for a while and have never seen any suitable yarn on my charity shop visits up to now, so I will see how this works and may even buy some more to make myself a stash of cloths for when my bought ones run out. I may not be the world's best crocheter but I can make a good square!! The crochet hook? This was the one I leant to crochet with sat at my Gran's side many, many years ago.
Simple living at it's best.