The weather here in the south has been fabulous the last several days!
And when I can leave the windows open and the dogs laying in the sun, I feel like doing stuff.
Domestic kinda stuff.
Doing things because you want too is so different than doing things cause you have to.
When you get older you spend a predominant amount of time doing what you want to,
because you are closer to death than birth and as I've said before "You're not the boss of me".
Well I wanted to make stuff. Be creative. Start from scratch. And eat my created stuff.
Cooking is kind of therapy for me.
'Thats all I need'.
So the first day ('seemed like a week') I stayed busy making orange juice from oranges that I grew and then waited for months for them to be ready.
My little orange tree had about 12 oranges on it and I picked them all before I took a pic and thought how it might be a cool post.
The following pic is me with a picked orange trying to look legit. but I really had to go back outside when I was almost finished juicing.
Made two glasses full! Delicious.
Orange Growing Graceful Grandma!
So the second day ('seemed like 5 days') I wanted some apple butter.
I love apple butter but it has to be good and the stores where I live don't carry the good stuff.
So I made my own.
Natural applesauce, sugar, spices, apple juice concentrate and a long time simmering.
It made 2 old peanut butter jars full.
Spicy, sweet and delicious.
Of course again I had to go back, open a jar and take a pic because I did not think it would be on a post.
Graceful Grandma Apple Butter!
So 'the third day seemed like a week again and the fourth day seemed like eight days.
And the fifth day you went to see your mother and that seemed just like a day......'
No really, back to the third day.
I made peanut butter.
Delicious creamy, no extra oils or other stuff, peanuty, peanut butter.
Food processor for 5 minutes, watch it go, warm wonderful peanutty mushiness!
Graceful Grandma Peanut Butter!
All this AND I'm taking care of my grandson who when you think about it I kinda had a hand in making him too!
Well thats just weird and kinda gross, but I did make my daughter who in turn made my grandson.
Graceful Grandma Grandson.
So am I domestic or what??
Mostly 'what' really.
But I have my moments and I'll be glad to make you sandwich!
Somedays thats all I need.
'I don't need one other thing, except my dog'.
Thanks for being here.
Thanks Steve Martin.