Friday, September 25, 2009

Company Girl Coffee-A Rundown Of Our Week

I'm joining in  this week with Home Sanctuary's Company Girl Coffee.Come on in and let's chat!

We're planning to hold a yard sale next weekend. As we've been cleaning and decluttering, it's turning into a much bigger yard sale than what we originally thought. I am so glad to be getting rid of things and cleaning closets, drawers, rooms and shed in the process. Whatever doesn't sell will go straight to the thrift store after the sale.

On my to-do list this week was to plant my fall garden. I realize I'm on the late side of fall planting but we'll try it anyways. I got 4 planters full of various lettuce and spinach planted so we'll see how it fares! I want to plant some peas yet, too.

I cleaned off most of the front porch, sweeping cobwebs and washing the siding. It was grimy! I'm itching to get a few fall decorations set out but will wait until after the yard sale when all the boxes are out of the way!

I've been running with a friend a few days a week and this morning when we arrived at the park, it was closed. There was  a park employee out front who told us that there was a territorial bird (possibly an owl) that they have been  trying to catch since it had attacked 2 people on the walking trail earlier this week. Yikes!

I made homemade dinner rolls this week to use as hamburger buns for sloppy joes. I used my favorite recipe for rolls but decided to add a soaking step to maximize nutrition. This is the first time I've adapted my own recipe to allow for this and apparently I didn't quite get it right. First of all, I don't think they had enough flour in them but then they didn't rise well when baking. Instead, they spread out wide and flat.(Like someone else's buns, but we won't go into that!)  Fortunately, they tasted great as I was not about to throw them out! One morning we had them sliced and toasted with our eggs and we both thought they tasted like a whole grain English muffin, complete with nooks and crannies. :-) Yummy! Hmmm...think I need to fiddle with that recipe a little to successfully add the soaking step.

We're heading out early in the morning to set up at a show for my husband's side business. A lunch is packed and ready in the fridge. We're praying for a successful day-selling-wise. I need to get to bed!

Thanks for chatting!

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One More Equals Four said...

Good luck with the selling! and the garden planting. I still haven't quite gotten my spring garden in this much for that! Maybe next year!

Have a great weekend!

mholgate said...

Sounds like the rolls were a success even though you didn't plan it that way!

I haven't done the garden thing for a few years now. Our soil really isn't "garden rich." I've been meaning to try planters, but we've got so many projects that we need to spend money on INSIDE the house, that I can't put money into planters for outside.

I'm deep cleaning here too. No garage sale though. My last one was a bust. So everything will go straight to the thrift store. :)

Have a good one!

Anonymous said...

I really want to do a yard sale, but I do put the stuff together, and just end up giving stuff away or donating in the end. Have fun with it. Good luck with the garden. I have no idea what to do with plants, but we got some tomatoes and squashes growing every summer. Have a great week!

Rachel Anne said...

Love your bun story...I have no idea what soaking them means, but sounds interesting! I had a friend who knew how to make homemade english muffins and they were fantastic! Kinda sounds like what you ended up with.

Good luck on the garden...Like One More Equals Four...I still haven't started on my Spring garden. So I guess pretty soon I'll be early for it!

Wendi said...

Thanks for letting me know that I messed up! I was cracking up as I read what I had written. That is what I get for post with a 3 yr old climbing all over me.

Have a great Monday!

Mary Ann said...

You're welcome, Wendi! Many questions came to mind as I read that. hahaha

Mary Ann said...

Rachel Anne-
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a note!

Soaking grains comes out of the Nourishing Traditions cookbook and is a step that is supposed to break down phytic acids in grain making them easier to digest and therefore, maximizing nutrition. You do this by soaking the grain with an acidic ingredient such as buttermilk, lemon juice, whey, yogurt,etc. Some folks sprout their grains which accomplishes the same purposes. I'm pretty new to this and haven't done it long enough to notice any difference in how we feel. But I figure if it's supposed to be a help to digestive issues, them it's worth a shot, right?!:-)