It's Football Time in Tennessee
How did Sept. get here so quickly? One nice (but there are others) thing about Sept. is TN football. Can you tell we live in Knoxville - home of the TN Vols? lol What is funny, is that DH and I were never big football fans, - until we moved here. We laugh and say that your blood turns orange when you move here. This a.m. I woke up early (for a Saturday) and canned 3 quarts of chicken breasts, did laundry and took a load to the dump (convience center to be politically correct) and back home for a quick shower and sat down to watch the game with DH at 12:21 p.m. During the game I ironed DH's shirts and pinned the hems in two baby blankets. After I finish this post, will change clothes for 6 p.m. Mass (DH is doing the music and cantoring). Tomorrow, the family will gather late afternoon for a BBQ at DD#1's. We are all going to bring our own burgers/hot dogs, buns, drinks and something else. We will bring lettuce and brownies.
I used "MiniMe" to can the chicken. It's the All American 910 (holds 4 quarts or 7 pints). It is so handy when I'm canning smaller amounts, and so much easier on my back. But, I still love my AA 925 for the larger loads, eg spaghetti sauce, chilli, soup, broth, etc. I'm finding that when I can meat, it is usually in 4 quart amounts. I have one more batch of tomatoes to can from the garden and I think that will be then end of them. The Romas did beautifully, but the others didn't. The green peppers did much better than last year. We grew 2 zuchini- made great bread. The lettuce did well too. Potatoes only 2 small ones, haven't harvested the sweet potatoes, and the carrots are still very small.
Depending on how tired I am tonight, I may try and work on the two baby blankets. A friend just adopted a baby girl. Then I need to make a baby quilt for a new great-nephew that is due in Oct. I washed the material today, and I think I know that pattern I will use. But, you never know as usually my quilts take on a life of their own.
Have a great weekend, everyone!