Ann and all, I told them at the apartment complex that would be willing to volunteer, but no offer was made to modify the requirement for $100 more income than the rent I am disappointed, but all is not lost. I am sure I will move to where I am supposed to be. Maybe this is a learning exercise.
Right now I am concentrating on stocking up on fruits and vegetables for the winter. I can't can vegetables because I don't have either the jars or a pressure cooker. My ex had a wonderful pressure cooker that had wing nuts all around the top. I found one in a catalogue, but didn't have the where-with-all to purchase it at the time. I had a pressure cooker explode on me once and I have been nervous about them since.
My dried peach slices turned out well. I have a hot spot in my dehydrator so some of the slices turned really dark. I tasted one and it was okay. I am going shopping on Friday and I want to get some celery to dry. Celery is so important in many recipes and I often don't have any. If I have a supply of dried celery I'll be just fine. I think I'm going to give up on carrots. I have a lot in the freezer and I don't like their texture so I'll probably figure out how to cook them so they don't feel like rubber.
Carol has decided she wants some apple butter. She expects me to get the apples and make the butter. I suppose that is okay, but still I don't have jars to put the finished product in. Since she has never cooked, much less preserved anything she has no idea what is involved in making apple butter or any of the other things I've made for her.
She did open a jar I canned several years ago and found it was Pear Chutney. I used some of that chutney to make the dressing for some apple slaw I made for me this evening. I really enjoyed that slaw. It did give my jaw a good workout too. See I do get my exercise.
Its time for me to slow down for the night. I'll see you again tomorrow.
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