I picked up a couple of beef bones, beef shanks and lamb shanks at the store on Sunday and my son started the stock yesterday. I was mighty surprised he was willing to take on the task. Not that making a stock is a big task but it can be for a 20 year old guy who spends most of his spare time playing video games. While I was at work he started simmering the stock and when I got home I let it cool, put it in the fridge and let the grease rise to the top. This morning I skimmed it off and then during the day my son chopped up some celery, carrots and potatoes added it to the stock and let it simmer until I got home from work. Once home I added the beef and lamb from the shanks and simmered another 30 minutes. Mr. Saylor brought home some garlic bread and we had a hearty fall soup for dinner.
It came out great and I think his Grandma would be proud to know he made a pot of her traditional soup.
Last night I started making some votive candles with some bits and pieces of candles my daughter and I picked up a local Goodwill's in the area. I found a cute little chick cup which I planned to save for Easter. However, when I filled it with the candle wax and placed it next to my fall flowers and pumpkin it almost blended in to the fall décor. I took a quick pic but put it away until the spring. It really is an Easter decoration.
And last but not least I filled a little glass jar with candle wax and to make it look more appropriate for my fall inspiration challenge. I wrapped it with some yarn and added a cute orange button. So here it is with it's winter sweater on. I made sure it is low enough on the jar to not catch fire! Plus, I added a burlap bow to my flower display to give it some pizzaz.
So that completes my projects for day 1 of 31 days. Looking forward to my next set of projects. This is keeping me on track to get the house decked out for the Thanksgiving holidays! I'm loving it!