Journal entry – 20 October 2015, Tues – Gilbert, AZ – Running the pumpkin lot

Journal entries are just that – the digital copy of my hand-written entries in my journal. If you aren’t interested in the daily details of our adventure, feel free to skip on to the next “regular” post.

Cooking day! Ashley manned the register while I cooked. Baked and boiled pumpkins to make home-made puree. Worked well, though boiling is quicker. Maybe baking a smaller pumpkin is a better options… Also roasted two batches of pumpkin seeds.

Also put together a batch of salsa. We do love salsa and just go through jars so quickly! Having 2+ quarts in a go is perfect!

Finally topped it off with Japanese cheesecake. It’s like a cheesecake soufflé. Never did brown on top but tastes delicious anyway. Baked it in muffin cups instead of a cake pan.


Yesterday I put together a batch of fridge pickles and let them sit over night. Tried with supper today and they’re delicious. Took maybe 15 minutes to make and will last a couple of weeks. Definitely a good recipe to save.