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~

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Corn Relish ~ Random Tidbits


Hubby promised to do one job yesterday, so I opted for canning something quicker than tomato sauce related.  I used most of the leftover corn (off the cob) and picked some green and red peppers - corn relish.



I've never canned corn relish before, but I think it will be versatile - omelets, fish, chicken, sausage, burgers.  


What was Hubby's one job?  Disconnect the electric to the big barn.  It's falling apart and could fall down any day, in any storm, and snap that line.  

The job was not completed.  We don't have a tall enough ladder, so we'll try again tonight using a borrowed ladder (if we can locate one).



Yesterday I popped open a jar of homemade Balsamic Vinegar and Ruby Port Wine Jelly, and topped a cracker with homemade goat's milk cream cheese (okay so the cracker was not homemade).  It was awesome.  Oh my goodness.  Yum! 


I do make my own homemade wheat thins, but I just haven't had the time.  



Hubby fired up the wood splitter, while I picked green beans and spaghetti squash.  Later I joined him.  We had to do some repair work, but got it going, on one of the hottest days of course.  It's the only day off he had this weekend.  Basically, we are using a borrowed chain saw, and using a wedge and sledge hammer to split it up to sizes we and split on the splitter.  Hubby and I were so worn out since we had not split wood for a while.  We had a good laugh at each other not being able to move too fast after that.  And we have only just begun.

I have been talking to Son for the last few days.   He is graduating Marine Combat Training today and then flying to CA today for his next training (today).  
  

3 comments:

M.E. Masterson said...

I myself am not looking forward to cutting up wood. not only for us but for his parents and for their friends too!

Sandra said...

You are so good in the kitchen, my word, the things you make. The cracker with the goat's cheese and the jelly looks divine.

Hope you manage to get the electricity cut to the barn.

Sam I Am...... said...

The corn relish looks wonderful. I've never made it but it is now on my list next to the homemade crackers. Hats off to you and hubby working so hard in the heat.