Saturday, October 29, 2011

Feeling Rich

There is something incredibly satisfying to me about storing up food. And it isn't because I have 'peace of mind' or feel prepared for an emergency. No, for me it feels more satisfying in the same way it is satisfying to put quarters in a piggy bank or make a deposit in the bank. Like I'm rich. Yeah, that sums it up. When I see all the jars lined up so prettily, I feel like a million bucks.

4 different varieties of salsa: 7 quarts and 7 pints
(had the 4 different kinds--chipotle roasted veggie, zesty lots of bell peppers, fiesta with cucumber, and jalapeno with lots of cilantro-- in 4 separate bowls on the table to try to keep them all straight). All of the spicy peppers (not the bell) the cilantro and the cucumber were from our garden.
applesauce from Melrose apples: 9 quarts


  1. Elisa- You are so inspiring! How are you guys? We should catch up before you move away! We are going to the OSU game on Nov 5- are you guys free in the early afternoon? I miss all my BYU friends!!!

  2. Oh, I'm so jealous! First, that you had enough harvest to do that much work...second, that you did that much work. I totally agree about feeling rich...thus why I feel poor right about now.