Sue, over at e-i-e-i-omg wrote a post about single lady homesteaders that I first read last night, and have come back to a few times to read over. It's a trusted friend saying, "Trust yourself. It's OK to slow down and just be. Breathe." I'm going to listen to that advice! Me and my goal-oriented self sometimes get so wrapped up in Must.Find.A.Partner that I forget to breathe and enjoy what's right here in front of me. I keep thinking that it shouldn't be so time consuming and crappy, but there's only one person to blame for that. I can change my approach any time! Thanks, Sue!
That's the first "processing." Processing how sometimes I make my own life more difficult than it needs to be.
The second processing is what I'm trying to do to store zucchini. I'm trying the recipe that Mama Pea highlighted a few days ago for zucchini chips. Since I have a lifetime supply of zucchini (and that's just yesterday and today), I'll experiment with different flavorings. I can already tell that this batch isn't salty enough for me. These chips would be a good low-carb snack - I'm even considering a little low carb action just to try them out!
I made cucumber soup yesterday, with 4 big cukes, some chicken stock, plain yogurt and sour cream. It's chilling now and should be Yum for dinner tonight, and later this week in the heat. Next time I'll be smart enough to remove the seeds from the cukes first. Maybe next time can be tonight! I'm sure there will be 4 more huge cukes today.
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