One Big Adventure
An opportunity to log in some of the thoughts and activities of our homeschooling family of eight. We love books and good food and aspire to a Christ-centered, multi-generational, agrarian life.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Can you say "Mack truck"?

Yesterday, I woke up feeling pretty crummy. Not as bad as when we had the flu back in January, but close. I'm already feeling some better, but definitely not back up to full speed. I slept and rested a lot yesterday, which allowed me plenty of opportunity to pray for friends.

David North is experiencing great difficulty breathing and doctors have told his family to expect his homegoing soon. He has decided he no longer wishes to be intubated and placed on ventilator, but just kept comfortable. I know his mom would covet your prayers for David and their family.

Hannah Cate and her family would appreciate prayers for a number of situations in their family including the 'night watch' which has been difficult lately, Hannah Cate's continuing treatment for leukemia, and some other family needs that God knows.

Hope you are well and enjoying the arrival of fall...and sometimes winter?... would love to hear from you!

Friday, October 17, 2008

A funny thing

Today we took two pounds of jalapeno peppers we harvested from our garden and made nearly 100 Jalapeno Poppers. We had read several stories about the importance of wearing gloves while seeding jalapeno peppers and so we heeded that advice.

After seeding the peppers, we saved them in a small bowl to rinse them off in the sink before proceeding with the next recipe step. When I rinsed the peppers, I was looking intently to be sure I rinsed away ALL the seeds. Then I felt a vapor come over my face and inside my nose and the back of my throat began to burn.

The really weird thing is that I then got laryngitis. Now my voice is pretty much gone.

Never heard of that one before!

The popper recipe turned out pretty well... We found that one recipe of filling actually stuffs two pounds of jalapenos. It's worth the extra effort for triple dipping, but we thought the peppers were a little too crunchy. To test: 1)will freezing and warming the poppers in the oven sufficiently soften the peppers?; or 2) should we blanch the peppers before filling?

Stay tuned.