A rather wet weekend, or at least Sunday was

The rain came down so hard at one point it came thru the AC in the bedroom, so I now have towels layered down to try and soak up the water out of the carpet. I think it is getting time to pull it out and put it back into storage.

When the rain first started I popped out, then quickly popped back in to grab my camera:

Need to fix and clean the gutters LOL!

I think it is time to work on the rain gutters!

Saturday was a putter about day and then Mabon Saturday night. A very nice evening, sprinkled a bit, but not too much. One small part of the rit was to write down something we want to have accomplished by Samhain. I wrote a few things down, nothing that should be to difficult to get done. It is just a matter of getting them done LOL!

Sunday we ended up sleeping in until 11ish, really didn't want to get up. Finally did, made coffee and eventually some 5 minute oatmeal for breakfast. Went to make a 2nd batch of coffee at one point and took me a while. First off I forgot to turn it on, then I discovered I'd forgotten to put in water. Good thing I wasn't planning on serious home repairs LOL!

Since it was race day, I popped out to the store to pick up a few ingredients we needed to make Red Lobster cheese biscuit clones:


Serious yum! I used shredded Tillamook sharp cheddar. These would be really nice with sausage gravy for breakfast some time.

Good race, tho I was sad when Tony ran out of gas. I just wish my boys were running better even tho Jr is out of the chase. He really needs a win or two, as does Jeff.

I was gifted with half a huge cabbage on Saturday, I don't like cabbage, esp cooked, so wasn't sure what I was going to do with it. My friend said this particular variety was great stir dried, so I decided to give it a try.

I sliced up some pork loin, marinated it in soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, Chinese 5 spice, garlic powder and rice wine vinegar. I sliced up the cabbage, washed it and then put a pot of water on for soba noodles. I fired up the wok with veggie oil and started with the pork. I did it in batches and set it aside. The soba noodles didn't take long to cook, so I drained them and tossed them with more toasted sesame oil so keep them from sticking and set them aside. I then tossed the cabbage into the wok and cooked it. Once it was just about ready, I tossed in the soba noodles and pork with the juices from it mixed it all together:

Pork, cabbage and soba noodle stir fry

OMG it was totally delish. It didn't taste like cooked cabbage at all. Hubby had 2nds and I have leftovers for lunch. I have to find out what kind of cabbage it was so I can see about growing my own next year. I have been interested in growing my own bok choi, so I can see about getting a nice variety going.

I also got a few beets and some huge carrots. The carrots will probably get shredded and put int he freezer to be used in a carrot cake sometime in the future. I'm going to look into some recipes for the beets. I am leaning towards a nice slow roasting with olive oil and a bit of balsamic vinegar, I think that would pair up nicely with some beef.