Just in case I didn’t have enough for the gift bowls for Wed., I collected a big bowl and a half of pecans from the back yard. They are now in the dehydrator/ room heater. I put whole pecans in because when I shelled them before Thanksgiving, most were sticky and difficult to shell. I’m hoping that drying them in the whole will make them easier to shell.
Which I will get to this weekend because:
I HAD ENOUGH TO FILL THE GIFT BOWLS!!!!! YaY!
First I made some granola with oats, honey, brown sugar, cinnamon, and olive oil. Then I washed all of the bowls and lids. After that, I mixed equal parts granola, bananas, pineapple, cranberries, mango, apples and chocolate chips. I filled the bowls only to find not all of the lids fit properly — I didn’t think I would have to match them up . . . but I think they will all be ok. They are in the fridge now. I’ll tie bows to tape onto the tops and then make a squash casserole for the potluck on Wednesday.
I was so worried yesterday that I wouldn’t be able to fill all of the bowls I had a panic attack.
But even with this success (and the catching of Mommy kitten), I think I will have another panic attack or more until I get all of my Christmas shopping done and I trap the last two kittens.
I released Mommy this evening. She was greeted by Toes and her last little outside baby. She didn’t get a stinky-face, but rather love.
This vacation can’t come too soon. I have so many things to do and all of this work stuff just gets in the way 😉