Today was a quiet home day as are most Wednesdays. I stay away from the computer and just do those things which keeps the RDR humming. I fold the every present laundry. I shop for groceries. I love shopping for groceries especially at Homeland. Now, those who live nearby will be laughing. Homeland isn’t the cheapest store, and it isn’t the biggest (I like small), but it has things I can’t find anywhere else like really fresh produce and unusual things (for Oklahoma anyway) like leeks. I wish I could grow leeks. I watch Jamie Oliver whip them up into the most faboo things, but alas, I have never grown leeks well. Maybe if I started them in fall?
By Wednesday, I’m ready for a bit of home keeping. I’ve usually sent off a post to Lowe’s or Fiskars, or an article to Oklahoma Gardener, and I’m ready to just have some quiet time. That’s the thing about working at home, there is never enough time, and yet, you’re always working. I often write on Saturdays because I have some real, uninterrupted time even though the kids are home. This week, I thought I had Thursday, but it’s induction into National Junior Honor Society for Bear, and I simply must be there. We are so proud of her.
So, on Wednesdays, it’s all quiet at RDR, but I’m as busy as a little bee. I shop for great things to eat, supplementing the frozen meat with lots of veggies. Then, I run home, throw the frozen food into the freezer, and clean out the fridge. I separate any leftovers which were truly “left over” into three categories. Some meat goes to the dogs. They like leftover roast and veggies especially. Labs like cooked veggies especially in meat broth. Meat, veggies and fruits,except for uncooked onion, garlic and citrus fruits, which can make the eggs taste funny, become chicken feed. Any other, more decomposed fruit and veggies (never meat) go into the compost. Eggshells do too. I save them during the week.
Then, I start dinner, and on Wednesdays, it’s always something slow-cooked and savory. Today, we had beef bratwurst with kraut, carrots, small potatoes, leeks and homemade biscuits.
Once all of this prep work is done, I sit back and enjoy a bit of reading. I am always reading three or four books, and one of the things I like about e-readers is, if I get a bit bored with one book, I can always start another. So, what was I reading? I finished The Talisman Ring, by Georgette Heyer, and I started Growing a Farmer: How I Learned to Live Off the Land. I find I’m very interested in back-to-the-land books. I simply am.
I almost fell asleep I was so tired, but soon, it was time to pickup Bear and rush back home to make the biscuits. Wednesdays may be a quiet home day, but they take a lot of work to make them that way.
I hope your Wednesday was quiet and productive too.