Creating Chaos:)

A day of bliss in the kitchen!
With four kids scurrying about, I was a regular whirling dervish in the heart of my home. Karen Solomon inspired me with her book, Jam It, Pickle It, Can It, so I decided to dive in. She talks about how much better all of our staple kitchen supplies are when we make them at home, and then shares recipes that are relatively easy.
I started with homemade mustard…it was really quick to whip together and now has to sit and cure for three weeks. Then I moved on to ketchup – lots of spices, but easy and ready to go now! I also rendered pork fat to create my own lard for cooking. I might have missed a step on that one, so we’ll see how it turns out. There is supposedly nothing better than cooking with your own lard for pie crusts, vegetables, even a bit added into burgers! Next up was dilled green beans. I am very excited about these! They have to sit and cure for three days. They look so pretty in the jar! I finished up the jam session in the kitchen with another batch of laundry detergent.
BB felt the lack of attention at all my productivity and was pretty ornery – but I could have prevented that and his day ended well.
It is so terribly satisfying to create such simple things…Mama says she heard somewhere that every little thing you do in your home is saying a prayer of sorts. I like that.
Today I hope to hire a nanny and make some shower gel…after ZUMBA of course!
Peace out!

About attraversiamodarmaz

Midwestern girl who loves big city shopping (note - do not love high heels of any kind) * hate to say that first because I fancy myself a yoga chic too who is into feng shui and a minimalist life but it's just not all true!* I do forget to recycle* LOVE reading and music and most things crafty (the idea of them - very fickle and creative urges come and go faster than light or sound)* Grand chef and baker in my own mind and kitchen - love to mix and match recipes for a glorious new concoction* Gardening would be very successful - I have a flair but short attention span can cause casualties* True bliss is my home filled with three beautiful children (four on the weekends - an amazing Goddaughter)* did forget to feed the beautiful children lunch once when they were too small to remind me* can't find socks for all on some crazy mornings* I'm a learner who just can't help it...a writer in my head, and a college instructor for a half dozen classes a year* can't help my right brain optimism* been a foster mom* am a very grateful mom of adopted children* worst life moment: leaving the E.R. with an empty baby carrier* this is me...pretty much
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