Monday, September 17, 2007

Happy Anniversary

It occurred to me today that I have been posting on this blog for a year.

I guess congratulations are in order. I am patting myself on the back.

I have a few things I am mulling around in my head. Summer travels are about done, just one more festival and then I can compile pictures and post again. Right now, I'm up to my eyeballs in putting up food for the harsh winter ahead. I'm gleaning the last of my herbs before I bring the perennials inside. I've found they taste better if frozen.

My little tomato plant is still producing. I have had over 100 tomatoes from it this summer. She is such a brave and productive soul. I will hate it when I've picked the last.

My freezer is bulging. I have been freezing tomatoes, green beans, corn and peppers. Meats are on sale now, and I've been stocking up. If the Farmer's Almanac is correct, I predict a lot of snow days, with Dan working from home and me cooking up a storm.

Taking stock:
One Turkey
One 10 lb. chicken
About 3 lbs of cut up chicken
Frozen fish
Ground chuck
Ground round
One roast beef
One Pork Tenderloin
One package of Beef tenderloin
Two packages of home made stuffed peppers
Meat Balls
Italian Sweet Sausage
Twenty five quarts of frozen tomatoes
Five quarts of frozen red and green peppers
Two quarts of frozen hot banana peppers
Ten quarts of Silver Queen corn
Fifteen quarts of frozen green beans
Various on sale Broccoli, Cauliflower, Peas, Brussel Sprouts...etc.
Six pints of home made pickles. (Bread and Butter)

If the snows or the terrorist do come, we'll eat like kings. If the snows and the terrorists take a holiday, I'll donate to the homeless shelter in the spring.

I have to tell you all about the Mothman Festival, the Gauley Festival, the trip to Florida.

More to come, I promise.


Verilion said...

Happy blogiversary Roberta and sounds like you are going to have one gastronomic winter!

Roberta said...

Thanks so much for stopping by V. Today I'm making applesauce. Gotta have your fruit.

Minx said...

Happy blogday, Roberta. It's been a blast, hasn't it?

Sounds like you, or the rest of West Virginia, won't starve this year!

Roberta said...

Thanks for visiting Minx! I kept saying to myself "what if that new baby next door gets stuck up here. Or...What if my neighbor needs something?" So I just kept stocking the freezer. Bottled water is next. If the power goes out, I have the grill, but no water. I will be prepared.

dominic said...

Congrats, Roberta! May your blog and audience grow as bountiful and sweet as your tomatoes.

Roberta said...

Thanks for the visit Dominic! It's Gauley Season again. I get to go window shopping Saturday night.

dominic said...

Are you going to write a piece about Gauley Season? Photos would be nice, too.

Roberta said...

I just might!

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Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Happy Anniversary!
That's wonderful! Keep it going lady.

Scarlett & Viaggiatore