Can you believe it’s December 15th already?!
Only 10 more days until Christmas and 2 weeks until it’s 2015.
I can hardly believe it.
Man, this year has FLOWN by!
Of course, just because time flies and I’d like to grab onto it and slow it down doesn’t mean that I can shirk my chores and responsibilities.
Seriously, why isn’t there a loophole?
So, we got out in the yard and raked. So. Many. Leaves.
But, we built a big pile for mulching for my garden in the spring (yay!) and we hauled in another few pounds of pecans.
Did you know that the average pecan tree can yield 40 to 50 POUNDS of pecans?!
I should seriously set up a pecan stand. 🙂
In addition to all the raking, I also got some good food prep going.
I roasted a chicken in my crockpot and then made some homemade chicken stock.
I should have ended up with 8 1-cup portions but I made a mess (oops!) and ended up with 7 1/2 cups. So, I distributed the remaining half among the 7 jars.
I also have some homemade beef stock going. We went to an evening farmer’s and craft market on Friday and I nabbed some marrow bones. On Saturday night, those bones, a T-Bone steak bone, and the leftover bones from a chuck roast all went into a crockpot and have been cooking ever since.
Thank goodness for 2 6-quart crockpots!
I made some quinoa, Lindsay’s Quinoa Breakfast Bars (YUM!!!), and roasted some sweet potatoes.
Seriously, if you have not yet made those breakfast bars, you are totally missing out. I’m kinda addicted to them.
They’re so easy and so delicious! I like to put a little almond butter on mine and have it with a piece of fruit. 🙂
Finally, I chopped up some carrots and red bell peppers for the
week next two days. 😉
I was wiped from doing the leaves but by the time 7pm came around, I was pretty pooped.
Ginny helped me feel better by being all warm and snuggly and cute on my lap.
Talk to me: Have you had to rake a lot of leaves this Fall? Do you bag them, burn them, or reuse them as mulch? Any recipe ideas (not Pecan Pie) for all my pecans? 🙂