Finally a quiet day with nothing I have to do. The holidays are so busy I never get done the things I have to do so I never get to do the things I would love to try. Well today was my first day with nothing I had to do except run to the store for milk. Celina and Alec came in from CA so we went to Tom’s house to see them on Tuesday. Alec has grown up so much and it has been several years since we had seen them so it was fun to get together and visit. I do talk to Celina on face time so it doesn’t seem that long since we visited. Then Wednesday and Thursday we had Gina here for the day. She is a good girl and easy to have around but I can’t get into a big project on my own when I have someone here so I just enjoyed her for those two days. Next week she is back in school so I don’t get to see her very often. Today Gina and the twins are with their father and Patty, Celina, Alec and Becca are all going camping so we are on our own. Becca can’t stay long as she goes back to work before the others are finished with the camping trip so she comes back for that and the kids. At least she gets a couple days just to relax and rest. We are just enjoying the peace a quiet here alone. Last year Shirley gave me a Frozen Herb Starter Kit and I have never had a chance to try it. Either I didn’t have the time to fuss with it or my herbs were not ready to be harvested. I don’t have many herbs and I do use them fresh and I never had enough ahead to try the kit. Well, today I had both the time and the herbs. I was so busy making everything else over the holidays I didn’t use all my herbs so today I cut some parsley and chopped it and froze 5 cubes in olive oil, I got 2 cubes of marjoram chopped and frozen in olive oil, I got 2 cubes of basil done in water, 1 of sage ( I didn’t have much left of that as I used it for the game hens on Christmas Eve) in water, three of rosemary in butter and three of thyme in butter. It took most of the morning to get the herbs, wash them and chop them fine to do it but I think it will be worth it. Now all I have to do is pop them out of the tray whenever I need the herbs for cooking. I am glad I got the chance to try them anyways, I’ll let you know when I use them if it was worth all the work, but I bet it is. Thank you Shirley, better late than never.
Now time to get a snack for break and put the vegetables in the warmer for dinner which today will be about 3 p.m. You see we are eating on demand today since we have no outside pressures to get done on time for anything. Love It!! Have a great day.