This weekend has been really food-centered. I hit up my mother in law for veggies from her garden because I knew she was having trouble getting them all used. Well, she did deliver. I got a shopping bag packed with roma tomatoes, another of cherry tomatoes plus a five-gallon bucket of cucumbers. So ninety percent of my energy (after chasing a kid) went into preserving. I made 6 more quarts of pickles with a new recipe and two huge jars of icebox pickles. I still have half the bucket left, so I am sure I will need to make more of something tomorrow. Maybe relish. I am going to just eat the cherry tomatoes, but I took every single roma and made a quadruple batch of my slow-cooked marinara sauce.
All the cooking, washing dishes and some family time left very little for painting. But I did get a quick start to a sketch. Once it’s totally dry, I can start adding more and more. And I think tomorrow I will have to make a point of getting back to my easel. Until then, I had better sleep. Have a great week everyone!