Today has been a nice day here at home. My son Isaac and I were the only ones home until just a few minutes ago when Sierra came home from her friend’s house. Isaac and I spent the morning doing chores together. It was nice one on one time. We got the kitchen cleaned up, he fed and watered the goats, I got my big pot of vegetable stock strained and bagged and in the freezer. I now have stock to make a large batch of zucchini sausage soup for canning. Isaac and I also went to the garden to see what was ready for picking. I have lots of lettuce and had already picked some yesterday. I was happy to see I had a few tomatoes to pick; the first ones! Isaac picked his favorite vegetable: the zucchini and summer squash. Always lots to find hidden in those big plants. And I had a few little cucumbers. Here is a pic of our haul today:
I had some fresh spinach that needed to be used up and some cream cheese that needed to be used too. I decided to make some spinach dip. I did not really have enough spinach for it, but in the end I don’t think anyone will complain! LOL.. I first wilted the spinach (heated a frying pan, added a bit of water and then my fresh spinach leaves and stirred it around till it had wilted, then put it in my strainer to drain). Then I proceeded to use it in this recipe: http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/spinachdip.htm I am serving it with multi-grain tortilla chips ....
I am off my menu a bit due to having some nights where no kids were home and there were enough leftovers for me and Tobin. I was thinking of just putting together a little of this and that for tonight but my son Jacob called and said he was coming over (with his hearty appetite LOL) and so I figured I better get some food made. Tacos seemed like a good and easy choice this late in the afternoon. Plus I have watermelon and grapes to go with it all.
Hope you all are having a pleasant Wednesday on your homesteads! :)