Sunday, August 16, 2009
Sunday's have long been touted the day of rest. They can be seen as day for preservation of faith, preservation of mind before the work week, or preservation of family time. I think it's a combination of all of these things, but this time of year, it is also time for preservation of the garden's bounty.
On this lazy fleeting day of summer as I watch the kids delight in running through the sprinkler, I turn my mind to this giant bucket of garden produce in front of me and determine to transform it into breads, casseroles and desserts for the freezer.
This process is really quite a relaxing past time, and with the exception of a last minute run to the store for the one un-shopped for and missing ingredient, goes off fairly well without a hitch. It takes a few hours to accomplish, but a little bit of time over the next couple of months will pay off big on those busy late fall and winter days where we just want a little taste of the care free warmth of summer.
How do you spend your Sundays?