One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Friday, September 9, 2011

Canned Banana Peppers With Jalapeno ~ Stocking Up Update

Remember these?  Well, we popped open a few jars, and hubby does not like to eat these right out of the jar.  These were boil sealed, so the peppers are soft.  I did make fridge pickles for him with these, and those turned out crunchy.

For the boil sealed, canned peppers, I am using them in my baked egg dishes.  They are a wonderful substitute for store canned chili peppers.  They have wonderful flavor and bake up well with these types of dishes.  I will have to can more of these, as we bake a large egg dish often during summer (10 eggs).

Our pantry was blessed with 3 more quarts of salsa.  I pulled on my mucking boots and sunk 6 inches, in order to pick one head of cauliflower also.

I have a spaghetti squash to bake for dinner tonight, and enough tomatoes for it.

We make a greek dish with it, and the kids love it.  We have also used the squash in place of pasta, for a marinara dish.

Recipe:  Spaghetti Squash 1

This recipe also utilizes fresh basil if you have it growing in your garden.


Candy C. said...

Did it finally quit raining or did you just tough it out?!?

Kristina said...

I rained every day since last Monday, and they are calling for showers today and tomorrow yet. I think the weather will clear up after that.