As always, these are technically from yesterday
* I've figured out how to make most of the family favorites in the crockpot since the over crapped out again, including sloppy joe stuffed rolls (think sloppy joe bierocks). Who knew a crockpot could bake rolls? The bottoms even browned!
* Walked to the store to pick up bananas instead of driving.
* Elder son brought home 10 individual tubs of yogurt, 4 apples, and a dozen oranges yesterday in his backpack. He was at an event that served lunch to the teens and he was shocked at the waste when he saw people tossing these items. He asked and got permission to place a box to collect them by the garbage can, then brought his loot home to share. I'm done proud of that boy!
* harvested some chives and assorted herbs, for both fresh use and drying.
* Younger son set up a container in the freezer to catch the citrus peels coming into the house over the next few months. Candied peels are now the plan for general holiday gift giving!
* I've been battling some skin and thyroid issues lately and the doctor confirmed that I have a wheat allergy yesterday (boo). Fortunately, I'm a low carb, somewhat paleo-ish eater, so the biggest loss for me is the occasional pasta dish, some Asian favorites, and some of my beloved microbrews. So, I spent the evening creating my own personal wheat-free cookbook, which should get rid of any temptation to eat high-priced and overly processed gluten-free convenience foods while I adjust our pantry and eating habits.
* Signed kids up for the free summer bowling program, and put elder son on the lottery list for a local skills clinic being held this summer (he would get to intern with a veterinarian, if he is selected). Staying on top of these freebies breaks up summer monotony and gives my poor homeschooled kids more opportunities ;)
* Wrote the final check for elder's scout leadership camp yesterday, which was 100% from money he earned. As a reward for his hard work, we covered the $30 fee for his Order of the Arrow ordeal camp that is later this summer. Did I mention that I am proud of that kid?