Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Canning Season Still Chugging Along ~ Oatmeal Wedges
Dug up the last of the carrots and froze two bags of them. It's not much, but more than I froze last year. I'll need to plant more next year.
Canned 7 more pints of beets and 5 half pints of Pear Jam.
I dug up another row of potatoes, but will deal with those another day.
I blanched and froze another bag of broccoli.
This Oatmeal Wedge recipe came from that wonderful book I received. These are a bit chewy, but easy and delicious. I haven't baked anything with molasses lately, and the recipe caught my eye.
4 Tbsp. butter
1 1/2 Tbsp. molasses
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1 1/4 cups rolled oats
pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8 inch shallow cake tin with waxed paper and grease the paper (I used parchment paper and it worked great).
Place the butter, molasses, and brown sugar in a saucepan over low heat. Stir and cook until melted and combined.
Remove from the heat and add the oats. Stir to blend.
Spoon into the prepared can tin and smooth the surface. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Leave in the tin until cool enough to handle, then unmold and cut into 8 equal wedges while still hot.
We are trying another natural remedy to ward off fleas. This is a recipe we found on-line, and simply takes lemons and fresh rosemary sprigs. You can spray it on carpet and furniture as well. It smells great too.
I am pooped. I need to go take the laundry down and re-make my bed, vacuum my room and pamper myself with cold, lavender filled eye pack.
I did not get any writing in today. Phooey.