hat tip to Prince for half of the title. do any of you remember when that song came out and 1999 seemed so far off? and now at midnight it's going to be 2016. man the time sure flies!!!
i borrowed this pic from yesterday's post because i didn't get a chance to take a pic today - we were too busy partying like it was 1999 all day!
we made roasted veg for dinner...potatoes, carrots, beets, pumpkin, squash and turnip - deelish!
i have been making bone and vegetable broth for the past 3 days, heating and re-heating until all of the veg were gray and all of the bones were emptied of their marrow (make sure to add apple cider vinegar to it to pull all of the calcium out of the bones). once strained we canned 16 pints of broth. we still have 12 pints in the pantry so i am pretty sure we are good for broth for the winter. but i'll probably make another batch in february or so.
we save all of our bones and veggie scraps in order to make broth. have a look at the beautiful colour.
in continuing on in spending the day partying like it was 1999, i made a big batch of hot sauce for jambaloney (i won't touch the stuff - waaaaaay too hot - but that's how he likes it!).
i made 2 big batches, and one small jar for my friend v, out of our own home-grown peppers that we froze as they matured over the summer. jambaloney ate some of them every day but any surplus got put in a bag and frozen. this will keep him in hot sauce until next years peppers are ready for harvest. a little of this stuff goes a looooong way!
since at suppertime we were still partying like it was 1999, we made our favourite supper. steak for him, lamb chops for me! with a salad of avocado, tomatoe and onion dressed in EVOO, apple cider vinegar (with the Mother), garlic, salt, pepper, cumin, cayenne and turmeric.
supper was fantastic!
now we are continuing to party like it's 1999 - i am doing a post, calling my friend v in about 5 mins and jambaloney is working on his contract for a few hours. then we are climbing on the couch and continuing to watch the rest of season 3 of "The Following" on netflix. we loved the first 2 seasons but if you don't like dark, crime dramas - stay away from it. it's pretty dark and scary.
kids - it's not easy partying like it's 1999 but as you all know - we are proper party animals!!! 2015 has been a year of learning, loving, doing, making new friends, a few spots of being horribly let down but getting over it, missing loved ones, trying new things, embracing our mistakes in order to correct them and living our dream. 2016 looks like it is going to be a fantastic year. no, what am i saying? 2016 IS going to be a fantastic year.
we wish you all of the best in 2016! and we hope that you will share your upcoming year with us and we hope that you come on the ride of 2016 with us!
Happy New Year to all of you!
kymber and jambaloney