Today at the Cabin....
Scored a ton of tomatoes from a neighbor yesterday. This is a good thing, because of all of the green tomatoes I had out on the vines (and there were tons...) absolutely 0 of them survived the Great Turkey Assault of 2015! (Turkeys got loose, invaded the garden..... I'm still not over it).
Since I lost my summer help, the shopping cart is still coming along, but a lot slower than before. We're still working on it and hope to have the new one up and functioning soon.
A ton of you wanted my recipes for Chicken Soup and Canned potatoes, so read on into the Homesteading Corner....
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Recipes! You wanted the recipes for my canned potatoes and Chix Soup that I mentioned last week.
Ok, here goes.
Chix soup is so easy.
Cook down the bones and meat from a previous meal or raw until the meat falls from the bones.
Toward the end add potatoes, onions and carrot, greens or vegies and any seasonings you want (bullion or soup base is good too)
Remove the meat from the cooked broth and let cool a bit while you're making your noodles (2 ish cups of flour, 1 ish tsp of salt, 1 or 2 eggs, and enough milk to make a dough. Roll out, adding more flour if you need to, cut with a pizza cutter and throw the whole mess into the boiling or simmering broth. Be sure to stir to separate the noodles at first.)
By this time the meat should be cool enough to handle. Separate the meat from the bones. Throw the meat in the pot and throw the bones for the barn cats.
Potatoes, also, are easy.
Do Not Ever Water Bath Can Potatoes.
Now go back and re-read that sentence.
Peel and cube your potatoes. Put in a jar with 1 tsp ish salt per jar. Add boiling water to fill. Adjust lids and put in pressure canner. Set gauge (or however your canner works, I have a weighted gauge) for 10 lbs and when the canner seals (you'll hear it) set the timer for 45 minutes. Adjust the heat throughout so that your canner "jiggles" about 4 times per minute.
After 45 mins. turn off the heat and let the canner cool down slowly. Don't pour cold water on it. When the canner unlocks you can take out the potatoes, set on a towel and let set for 24 hours. Wash, label and put away.
That's it, easy!
Reader's Show and Tell....
My friend, Mary, pieced this buttery yellow quilt and I quilted it on my hand-guided longarm. I used a stencil in the blank spaces and traditional quilting on the pieced blocks. I had a hard time giving this one back! We had just painted our guest bedroom the same color!!
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FR** E-Pattern for Sept 2015....
Morning Stars Quilt Pattern
An easy to do design that only looks difficult. Choose two colors, then find five fabrics in each color family ranging from light to dark. Strip sets are cut into topless triangles and the triangles are joined together. You can include a variety of small and large prints, stripes and solids. Uses the Starmaker 6 Master Template (sold separately).
Size: 30" x 32"
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