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~

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Thrift Find ~ New Recipes

A cup made in France for $.30.  I found this a few days ago when I was in search for something else.

I never intended to bake and cook so much today, but we wanted to enjoy some the sweet corn we purchased yesterday.

I was up and milking goats at 6:30am, then out to the front porch to shuck 5 more dozen ears of corn.  Before 9am I had 30 more cups of corn blanched and cooled for freezing.

For dinner, I ended up making a new potato salad recipe, and the kids hand churned a new ice cream recipe that is made with honey. I may be sharing both of the recipes if they are winners with the family.  I also baked 2 apple pies with my last 2 jars of homemade pie filling.  Looks like I will be canning some more this season.

We finally got rain, so I plan on getting some much needed rest for the much needed weeding tomorrow. Our tomatoes are also turning red, so canning salsa may be happening soon too.

If you don't see me commenting on your blog, I'm having trouble.  Some blogs have the box, and then a drop down arrow for selecting a profile.  Once I do that and enter it, nothing happens.  Until then, know that I continue to enjoy reading your blogs.


Nancy Jo said...

Hi Kris,
I do believe you are the busiest woman I know. My GOODNESS.
We got a nice rain today, I'm sure the trees are singing.In your case it would be your garden.
How did your ice cream come out?
Nancy Jo

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Hi Kristina-
The corn sounds delish. Good thing you are stocked up on that particular food. I would just imagine the price is going to sky rocket!
Mmmm... Homemade icecream sounds so good. I haven't made any in a really long time.
As to your blogging and commenting problem, maybe you need to sign out of your blog and sign back in or something easy like that!
I know whenever I have problems like that... signing out and then in again sometimes helps!


simplicityinthemaking said...

Your waether must be cooler then our has been. It has been a sort of laydown typ weekend due to enormous heat wave. Cooler today, thank goodness.Good you got corn in the freezer. Something we plan on doing this week.

Candy C. said...

That coffee cup is beautiful! I'm always on the lookout for new potato salad recipes, hope it is "blog worthy!" :)

Michelle said...

OK sit back and have a cup of coffee and breath. Sounds like your going nonstop.

nancy said...

Ooo, homemade ice cream!