After doing my arm exercises for the day and sitting with the ice pack on my shoulder, I work on my plans for the holidays. I’ve flagged some candy recipes to make for gift packages this year. These are from an older book that I have used before, Homemade Candy by the Food Editors of Farm Journal, from 1970. The directions are clear and inviting. Their homemade marshmallow recipe is sooooo good.
I also completed the first present for the holidays. But I'm not telling who the recipient will be in case word gets out ;)
My in-process vanilla is starting to turn dark. These will be hand-delivered in January, once they've been packaged in pretty jars.
I’ve also started checking grocery store flyers online for filling my mini-pantry. I won’t waste gas by driving from store to store, but will judge the sales each week to see where I can save the most, based on my personal needs/use. I’m planning on a six month supply of non-perishables, including canned goods and bulk bin items that I regularly use (nuts, grains, etc.) Luckily, one of the stores near my workplace has the best buys this week. I’ll drop by before work on Monday, and fill the car at a gas station with lower prices while I’m there.
And, perhaps the most important duty of all, I replaced the battery in my smoke alarm. Have you?