Friday, September 09, 2011

Five Years

Five years ago today, I married Jai. In some ways it seems like yesterday. Five years ago today, we set off in our truck and cattle trailer, heading East. We've been together for almost 11 years - more than a third of my life. Every day he makes me feel full of love, and absolutely loved. I am a lucky woman indeed!

Things are going well here - continuing on apace. It's hard to believe that we're well into September already. I feel like Christmas is lurking, just around the corner. For now, though, we'll try and enjoy the fall. Today for lunch we ate cucumber and tomato sandwiches from out of the garden. Super yum! Griffin declared the tomatoes were yucky, and had good old p.b. &j instead. Luckily for him Grandma donated a jar of GG's special blackberry jelly. Double super yum!

I can't walk past the grape arbor without picking off a bunch of grapes to munch on, and I looked in near despair at all the watermelons growing in the garden - Griffin won't eat them! Jai and I are going to be eating watermelons until we're sick of them! Maybe we can cut some up and freeze them?

Anyway, there is a rousing game of "Time for Tractors" happening around me right now, so I think I'll sign off and check it out. TTFN


Limette said...

You can dehydrate watermelon.

Chris said...

Re: watermelon - what about pureeing it, freezing it, & putting it into recipes throughout the winter? Similar to what is suggested by Jessica Seinfeld in her 'Deceptively Delicious' recipe book. This is essentially about sneaking in more veg & fruits into dishes your kids would eat anyway...
I checked & she doesn't mention watermelon & I know it has alot of liquid, but she does use cantalope puree, which would be similar, in a banana pudding pie (mixed in, along with yellow squash puree into an instant banana pudding mix) & perhaps it would work instead of apple sauce in muffin recipes? Seinfeld usually recommends freezing the purees in 1/2 cup portions.

Jai and Lauren Soloy said...

Thanks guys!