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Gutters are cleared, the garden is gone & ready for the last raking, most of the outdoor items are stored. We both have a full talk of gas in the cars (I do not like to have under 1/2 a tank in the winter) Right now hubby is cleaning his 1/2 of the garage to get his car in ( I keep mine in all year, he keeps his out so he can sit in his 1/2 & watch TV with his friends). I went out Monday & found a little sprig of dill hiding under some leaves (so I brought it in to dry) I saw several onions still growing so I left them for now & the parsley in the pot was moved by the grill to protect it for a few more days before I cut & dry it.
Today I cleaned & filled the salt & pepper shakers, I replenished the large shakers that I keep the taco seasoning & onion soup in. I start stocking up in Oct. for seasonal items on sale (& the canned goods that go on sale every year this time). So far I have 24 green beans, 24 corn, 12 peas, 12 carrots (I like fresh but there are times when I use canned)(all were on sale 40 to 60% of reg. price), last week I bought 14 Ocean Spray whole berry (I use all year) & will buy a few more this week (the sale is for 2 weeks), I have a few chicken broth & 8 beef(I will buy more this week since I use when I cook a roast), bought hubby 12 cans of bean & bacon soup, have 12 tomato soup, 12 chicken rice soup (I use for colds & flu & upset stomach), have 6 cherry pie filling, 6 pure pumpkin (small can), have several large cans of coffee(for hubby) & 500 reg. tea bags & several flavored teas & 3 boxes of decaf. for me, I also have a supply of Crystal Light peach mango green tea for me. Just bought new baking powder, 6 packs of yeast, 10# flour, 20# russet potatoes, have a few packs of instant potatoes(just add boiling water) for emergency (exp date Sept. 2012) several catsup, jars of pickles, salsa, pizza sauce, boxes of pasta, noodles, pineapple, tropical fruit, tuna, applesauce, relish, refried beans, oatmeal & instant oatmeal, 24 bottles of water(for emergency), corn muffin mix, a supple of dog treats, popcorn, breakfast sausage, jello, pudding, chili beans, chili ready tomatoes, stewed & reg. tomatoes, I bought 3 cans of real whipped topping, have several jars of jam(strawberry, apricot, blackberry & raspberry), few jars of peanut butter (for hubby), several cans of beef(for hubby) & turkey(for me) stew, about 10 can of chunky soup. The freezers have a nice supply of bell peppers from the garden, 5 beef roasts, beef ready for pepper steak, & kabobs, boneless pork chops & boneless skinless chicken breasts, 3 meat loaves, ground chunk packs for about 12 meals, I formed burger patties for 6 times.