I've been absent because of several factors, but I will blame most of it on the fact that we
have been painting the whole house.
I am now of the opinion that huge painting jobs are better left to the professionals.
We have two more rooms to finish before we pronounce it finished, but at least now we can see the end. We came to a good "stopping point" and I set out to do some other things that required my attention.
During this time, I ordered a case of apricots from Bountiful Baskets.
When I got home and opened the box, I discovered that about a third of them were moldy.
I was pretty disappointed. However, I was determined not to waste the rest and I knew they wouldn't wait for me too much longer. I hurried and made up a few batches of apricot-pineapple jam.
MMmmmm! It's yummy.
I also loaded up my dehydrator, thinking about how much I looooove dried apricots.
I put the dehydrator in the preschool room so as to not be disturbed by the sound,
shut the door and forgot about them.
For TWO days.
There was no happy ending for these apricots.
I also have been using the "you know what" out of my new toy....